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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.
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Noun1.Bostonian - a native or resident of BostonBostonian - a native or resident of Boston  
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
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[bɒsˈtəʊnɪən] Nbostoniano/a m/f
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The horse of the young Bostonian, who was in front, wheeled round with affright, and threw his unskilled rider.
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.
But it seems as if I couldn't help taking a peep now and then, in advance--with a Bostonian. I don't know when I may meet one again; but if there are many others like Mr.
And therefore if I were a Bostonian, I think I would be a Transcendentalist.
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.
They were all agreed that Washington was fascinating, and none of them were better prepared to talk it over than the Bostonians. Vogelstein originally had been rather out of step with them; he hadn't seized their point of view, hadn't known with what they compared this object of their infatuation.
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.
For all his earnest agonies, the LA-born, privately educated 37-yearold actor doesn't convince as the working-class Bostonian warehouseman.
But for all his earnest agonies, the LA-born, privately educated 37-year-old actor doesn't convince as the younger working-class Bostonian warehouseman.
Rosemary (Rosie) Kennedy (1918-2005) was the first daughter of a wealthy Bostonian couple, and older sister to President John F.
TIME Hotels will launch its first non-hotel product, a Bostonian sports-themed restaurant called O'Learys, to be located in Fujairah Mall.
I've listened to the Bostonian's Monday Morning Podcast for years and he's a class act and one of my favourites.