Charleston


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Charles·ton 1

 (chärl′stən)
1. A city of southeast South Carolina northeast of Savannah on Charleston Harbor. Founded in 1670, it prospered as a port and became a major cultural center. The Civil War began here with the signing of the Ordinance of Secession (December 20, 1860) and the bombardment of Fort Sumter (April 12, 1861).
2. The capital and largest city of West Virginia, in the west-central part of the state. The city grew around the site of Fort Lee in the late 1780s.

Charles·ton 2

 (chärl′stən)
n.
A fast dance in 4/4 time, popularized in the United States in the 1920s.

[After Charleston1, South Carolina.]

charleston

(ˈtʃɑːlstən)
n
(Dancing) a fast rhythmic dance of the 1920s, characterized by kicking and by twisting of the legs from the knee down
[C20: named after Charleston, South Carolina]

Charleston

(ˈtʃɑːlstən)
n
1. (Placename) a city in central West Virginia: the state capital. Pop: 51 394 (2003 est)
2. (Placename) a port in SE South Carolina, on the Atlantic: scene of the first action in the Civil War. Pop: 101 024 (2003 est)

Charles•ton

(ˈtʃɑrlz tən, ˈtʃɑrl stən)

n.
1. a seaport in SE South Carolina. 81,030.
2. the capital of West Virginia, in the W part. 55,730.

Charles•ton

(ˈtʃɑrlz tən, ˈtʃɑrl stən)

n., v. -toned, -ton•ing. n.
1. a vigorous, rhythmic ballroom dance popular in the 1920s.
v.i.
2. to dance the Charleston.
[after Charleston1, South Carolina]

Charleston

A lively dance with sidekicks from the knees.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Charleston - state capital of West Virginia in the central part of the state on the Kanawha riverCharleston - state capital of West Virginia in the central part of the state on the Kanawha river
Mountain State, West Virginia, WV - a state in east central United States
2.Charleston - a port city in southeastern South Carolina
Palmetto State, SC, South Carolina - a state in the Deep South; one of the original 13 colonies
3.Charleston - an American ballroom dance in syncopated rhythm; popular early in the 20th century
ballroom dance, ballroom dancing - any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
Verb1.Charleston - dance the Charleston
trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance - move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"
Translations

charleston

[ˈtʃɑːlstən] Ncharlestón m

charleston

nCharleston m
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A southern gentleman, considerably younger than herself, succeeded to her hand, and carried her to Charleston, where, after many uncomfortable years, she found herself again a widow.
Near the western extremity, where Fort Moultrie stands, and where are some miserable frame buildings, tenanted, during summer, by the fugitives from Charleston dust and fever, may be found, indeed, the bristly palmetto; but the whole island, with the exception of this western point, and a line of hard, white beach on the seacoast, is covered with a dense undergrowth of the sweet myrtle, so much prized by the horticulturists of England.
Just before sunset I scrambled my way through the evergreens to the hut of my friend, whom I had not visited for several weeks - my residence being, at that time, in Charleston, a distance of nine miles from the Island, while the facilities of passage and re-passage were very far behind those of the present day.
The subjoined jeu d'esprit with the preceding heading in magnificent capitals, well interspersed with notes of admiration, was originally published, as matter of fact, in the "New York Sun," a daily newspaper, and therein fully subserved the purpose of creating indigestible aliment for the quidnuncs during the few hours intervening between a couple of the Charleston mails.
from which this narrative is compiled was despatched from Charleston, the party were still at Fort Moultrie.
Some years ago, I engaged passage from Charleston, S.
Finally we reached our destination--a little town called Malden, which is about five miles from Charleston, the present capital of the state.
The Charleston Baptist Association issued the following, in an address, in 1835 A.
Note the similarity between the utterance of the Charleston Baptist Association quoted above, and the following utterance of Van Dyke seventy years later: "The Bible teaches that God owns the world.
Thus it appears that the sweltering inhabitants of Charleston and New Orleans, of Madras and Bombay and Calcutta, drink at my well.
I've seen a Southerner on being introduced to the King of England hand that monarch, without batting his eyes, the information that his grandaunt on his mother's side was related by marriage to the Perkinses, of Charleston.
I had at first intended going South - to Charleston.

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