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 (bô′stən, bŏs′tən)
The capital and largest city of Massachusetts, in the eastern part of the state on an inlet of Massachusetts Bay. Founded in the 17th century, it was a leading center of agitation against England in the 18th century and a stronghold of abolitionist thought in the 19th century. Today it is a major commercial, financial, and educational hub.

Bos·to′ni·an (bô-stō′nē-ən, bŏs-) adj. & n.


1. (Card Games) a card game for four, played with two packs
2. (Dancing) chiefly US a slow gliding dance, a variation of the waltz


1. (Placename) a port in E Massachusetts, the state capital. Pop: 581 616 (2003 est)
2. (Placename) a port in E England, in SE Lincolnshire. Pop: 35 124 (2001)


(ˈbɔ stən, ˈbɒs tən)

the capital of Massachusetts, in the E part. 558,394.
Bos•to•ni•an (bɔˈstoʊ ni ən, bɒˈstoʊ-) adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Boston - state capital and largest city of MassachusettsBoston - state capital and largest city of Massachusetts; a major center for banking and financial services
battle of Bunker Hill, Bunker Hill - the first important battle of the American War of Independence (1775) which was fought at Breed's Hill; the British defeated the colonial forces
Charlestown Navy Yard - the navy yard in Boston where the frigate `Constitution' is anchored
Bay State, Massachusetts, Old Colony, MA - a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
Boston Harbor - the seaport at Boston
Beacon Hill - a fashionable section of Boston; site of the Massachusetts capital building
Charlestown - a former town and present-day neighborhood of Boston; settled in 1629


Boston baked beans
pl (US) weiße Bohnen mit gepökeltem Schweinefleisch und Melasse oder braunem Zucker
Boston crab
n (Wrestling) → Beinschraube f
References in classic literature ?
We sent for a copy of a book called the "Dial," and read out of it a chapter or two about something that is not very clear, but which the Bostonians call the Great Movement of Progress.
They were all agreed that Washington was fascinating, and none of them were better prepared to talk it over than the Bostonians.
Archer had tried to persuade May to spend the summer on a remote island off the coast of Maine (called, appropriately enough, Mount Desert), where a few hardy Bostonians and Philadelphians were camping in "native" cottages, and whence came reports of enchanting scenery and a wild, almost trapper-like existence amid woods and waters.
Fortunately, there came, in almost the same mail with Bell's letter, another letter from a young Bostonian named Francis Blake, with the good news that he had invented a transmitter as satisfactory as Edison's, and that he would prefer to sell it for stock instead of cash.
The horse of the young Bostonian, who was in front, wheeled round with affright, and threw his unskilled rider.
But it seems as if I couldn't help taking a peep now and then, in advance--with a Bostonian.
And therefore if I were a Bostonian, I think I would be a Transcendentalist.
By putting the statistics in an easy to digest format, Bostonians see where they might be at risk.
Later, the lovebirds lead a group of young Bostonians fighting for their liberty while, back in England, Abe escapes from jail and renounces violence.
The weather was absolutely beautiful, the Bruins players were in good spirits, and the 1 million Bostonians who showed up were thankful.
To celebrate the airline and TD Garden will host a Boarding Pass Bonanza on 19 October 2010 for all Bostonians at the newly branded arena entrances.
1768: Bostonians refuse to pay duties; British warships enter Boston Harbor to enforce the law.