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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)
Bos•ton(ˈbɔ stən, ˈbɒs tən)
the capital of Massachusetts, in the E part. 558,394.
Bos•to•ni•an (bɔˈstoʊ ni ən, bɒˈstoʊ-) adj., n.
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|Noun||1.||Boston - 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
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