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Bos·ton

 (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.

boston

(ˈbɒstən)
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

Boston

(ˈbɒstən)
n
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)

n.
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
Translations
Бостон

Boston

:
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 ?
FROM LOUIS LEVERETT, IN PARIS, TO HARVARD TREMONT, IN BOSTON.
I don't think that in Boston there is any real sympathy with the artistic temperament; we tend to make everything a matter of right and wrong.
{Foot Note: There is a statue representing John Winthrop in Scollay Square in Boston. He holds the charter in his hand, and a Bible is under his arm.} There was likewise a minister of the gospel whom the English bishops had forbidden to preach, but who knew that he should have liberty both to preach and pray in the forests of America.
Johnson had gone, with Governor Winthrop and most of the other passengers, to Boston, where he intended to build a house for Lady Arbella and himself.
Beginning in Boston, they were continued in a Boston suburb, on the shores of Lake George, in a Western New York health resort, in Buffalo, in Nahant; once, twice, and thrice in New York, with reversions to Boston, and summer excursions to the hills and waters of New England, until it seemed that their author had at last said his say, and he voluntarily lapsed into silence with the applause of friends and enemies alike.
In that somewhat distant year 1875, when the telegraph and the Atlantic cable were the most wonderful things in the world, a tall young professor of elocution was desperately busy in a noisy machine-shop that stood in one of the narrow streets of Boston, not far from Scollay Square.
Not only was Bell himself a teacher of the laws of speech, so highly skilled that he was an instructor in Boston University.
Meetings were held in New York, Brooklyn, Boston, Philadelphia, and other large cities, and at all of these meetings General Armstrong pleased, together with myself, for help, not for Hampton, but for Tuskegee.
At one time, when I was in Boston, I called at the door of a rather wealthy lady, and was admitted to the vestibule and sent up my card.
As we did not land at Boston, in consequence of some detention at the wharf, until after dark, I received my first impressions of the city in walking down to the Custom-house on the morning after our arrival, which was Sunday.
To return to Boston. When I got into the streets upon this Sunday morning, the air was so clear, the houses were so bright and gay: the signboards were painted in such gaudy colours; the gilded letters were so very golden; the bricks were so very red, the stone was so very white, the blinds and area railings were so very green, the knobs and plates upon the street doors so marvellously bright and twinkling; and all so slight and unsubstantial in appearance - that every thoroughfare in the city looked exactly like a scene in a pantomime.
"He used to bum araound the c'mission houses to Boston lookin' fer the Lord to make him captain of a towboat on his merits.