Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


The capital of New Jersey, in the west-central part of the state on the Delaware River northeast of Philadelphia. Settled c. 1679 by Quakers, it was the site of a pivotal battle in the American Revolution in which George Washington's troops captured a Hessian encampment in a surprise attack (December 26, 1776).
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Placename) a city in W New Jersey, capital of the state, on the Delaware River: settled by English Quakers in 1679; scene of the defeat of the British by Washington (1776) during the War of American Independence. Pop: 85 314 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈtrɛn tn)

the capital of New Jersey, in the W part, on the Delaware River. 90,790.
Tren•to′ni•an (-ˈtoʊ ni ən) n.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Trenton - capital of the state of New JerseyTrenton - capital of the state of New Jersey; located in western New Jersey on the Delaware river
Garden State, Jersey, New Jersey, NJ - a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
Wherever a battle was fought,--whether at Long Island, White Plains, Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, or Germantown,--some of her brave sons were found slain upon the field.
Wilson Price Hunt, of Trenton, New Jersey, one of the partners of the company, who was ultimately to be at the head of the establishment at the mouth of the Columbia.
They came from the yards of Washington and Philadelphia, full tilt in two squadrons, and but for one sentinel airship hard by Trenton, the surprise would have been complete.
Summary: Trenton [US], May 25 (ANI): At least 10 people were injured in a shooting incident outside a bar in New Jersey on Saturday.
Both programs are only offered to businesses in Atlantic City, Camden, Passaic, Paterson and Trenton.
Trenton Makes takes on the hot topic of gender through the noir-tinged lens of the American dream, questioning the idea of the self-made man.
Boonton, NJ, April 20, 2018 --( The S3 Agency is proud to announce that Trenton Children's Chorus is the newest recipient of the agency's pro bono program, S FREE.
Global Banking News-October 17, 2017--CapTex Bancshares acquires First National Bank of Trenton
The author goes on to examine the shifting status of the Trenton, NJ, MSA, which consists of just Mercer County.
The Trenton 1911 Handgun line from Carolina Arms is made up of three models: The Trenton Tactical 1911, the Trenton Stainless 1911 and the Trenton Two-Tone 1911.
Trenton Hall Annex, a soon-to-be constructed building on the Trenton campus of Mercer County Community College (N.J.), will be a work of art, thanks in part to a $60,000 grant from Investors Bank, in partnership with the Roma Bank Community Foundation.