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West·min·ster

 (wĕst′mĭn′stər) Officially City of Westminster.
A borough of Greater London in southeast England on the Thames River. It includes the principal offices of the British government, especially along Downing Street and Whitehall, and such famous structures as Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.

Westminster

(ˈwɛstˌmɪnstə)
n
1. (Placename) Also called: City of Westminster a borough of Greater London, on the River Thames: contains the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. Pop: 222 000 (2003 est). Area: 22 sq km (8 sq miles)
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the Houses of Parliament at Westminster

West•min•ster

(ˈwɛstˌmɪn stər)

n.
1. a central borough (officially a city) of Greater London, England: Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace. 173,400.
2. a city in SW California. 73,320.
3. a city in NE Colorado. 73,890.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Westminster - a borough of Greater London on the Thames; contains Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey
British capital, capital of the United Kingdom, Greater London, London - the capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center
Buckingham Palace - the London residence of the British sovereign
Downing Street - a street of Westminster in London; "the Prime Minister lives at No. 10 Downing Street"
Houses of Parliament - the building in which the House of Commons and the House of Lords meet
Westminster Abbey - a famous Gothic church of St. Peter in Westminster, London on the site of a former Benedictine monastery; "Westminster Abbey is the scene of the coronations of almost all English monarchs"; "Distinguished English subjects are buried in Westminster Abbey"
Translations

Westminster

[ˈwestˌmɪnstəʳ] N (Brit) → Westminster m
WESTMINSTER
Westminster, también llamado City of Westminster, es el distrito del centro de Londres que comprende el Parlamento (Houses of Parliament), la Abadía de Westminster (Westminster Abbey) y el Palacio de Buckingham (Buckingham Palace). Este nombre se usa también normalmente en los medios de comunicación para referirse al Parlamento o a los parlamentarios británicos.

Westminster

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Westminster

[ˈwɛstˌmɪnstəʳ] nil parlamento (britannico)
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to Westminster Abbey, but don't expect me to describe it, that's impossible, so I'll only say it was sublime
Pearl, therefore -- so large were the attainments of her three years' lifetime -- could have borne a fair examination in the New England Primer, or the first column of the Westminster Catechisms, although unacquainted with the outward form of either of those celebrated works.
If you had only sent him to Westminster as well as myself, instead of sending him to Mr.
Southcott had recently attained her five-and-twentieth blessed birthday, of whom a prophetic private in the Life Guards had heralded the sublime appearance by announcing that arrangements were made for the swallowing up of London and Westminster.
On the first occasion I started up in alarm, to learn that she inferred from a particular light in the sky, that Westminster Abbey was on fire; and to be consulted in reference to the probability of its igniting Buckingham Street, in case the wind changed.
In the evening we went out for a walk in the streets, and went half-price to the Theatre; and next day we went to church at Westminster Abbey, and in the afternoon we walked in the Parks; and I wondered who shod all the horses there, and wished Joe did.
THE WESTMINSTER GAZETTE, 25 SEPTEMBER A HAMPSTEAD MYSTERY
Throughout this day (Sunday) the house in Saville Row was as if uninhabited, and Phileas Fogg, for the first time since he had lived in that house, did not set out for his club when Westminster clock struck half-past eleven.
He was driving from the direction of Westminster Bridge; and close behind him came a hay waggon with five or six respectable-looking people in it, and some boxes and bundles.
I should like to have seen a gallery of coronation beauties, at Westminster Abbey, confronted for a moment by this band of island girls; their stiffness, formality, and affectation, contrasted with the artless vivacity and unconcealed natural graces of these savage maidens.
My plan was laid at Westminster, a little altered, perhaps, at Cambridge, and at one-and-twenty executed.
One by one, the Provinces of the Empire were hauled up and baited, hit and held, lashed under the belly, and forced back on their haunches for the amusement of their new masters in the parish of Westminster.