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The capital of New Zealand, on an inlet of Cook Strait in extreme southern North Island. It was founded in 1840 and supplanted Auckland as capital in 1865.


, First Duke of Title of Arthur Wellesley. Known as "the Iron Duke." 1769-1852.
British general and politician. Commander of British troops during the Peninsular War (1808-1814), he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo (1815), thus ending the Napoleonic Wars. As prime minister (1828-1830) he passed the Catholic Emancipation Act (1829).
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1. (Placename) an administrative district, formerly a province, of New Zealand, on SW North Island: major livestock producer in New Zealand. Capital: Wellington. Pop: 492 500 (2013 est). Area: 28 153 sq km (10 870 sq miles)
2. (Placename) the capital city of New Zealand. Its port, historically Port Nicholson, on Wellington Harbour has a car and rail ferry link between the North and South Islands; university (1899). Pop: 204 000 (2013 est)


(Biography) 1st Duke of, title of Arthur Wellesley. 1769–1852, British soldier and statesman; prime minister (1828–30). He was given command of the British forces against the French in the Peninsular War (1808–14) and routed Napoleon at Waterloo (1815)
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(ˈwɛl ɪŋ tən)

1. 1st Duke of (Arthur Wellesley), 1769–1852, British general and statesman, born in Ireland: prime minister 1828–30.
2. the capital of New Zealand, on S North Island. 331,100.
3. (sometimes l.c.) Wellington boot.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Wellington - British general and statesmanWellington - British general and statesman; he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo; subsequently served as Prime Minister (1769-1852)
2.Wellington - the capital of New ZealandWellington - the capital of New Zealand    
New Zealand - an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery
3.Wellington - (19th century) a man's high tasseled bootWellington - (19th century) a man's high tasseled boot
boot - footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
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[ˈwelɪŋtən] NWellington m


[ˈwelɪŋtən] N (Brit) (also wellington boot) → bota f de goma
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[ˈwɛlɪŋtən] nWellington
in Wellington → à Wellington
to Wellington → à Wellington
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wellington (boot)

n (Brit) → Gummistiefel m
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[ˈwɛlɪŋtən] n (city) → Wellington f
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Wellington, NZ. Retrieved 28 June, 2017, from www.ero.govt.nz/publications/briefing-to-the-incoming-minister/2014-briefing-to-the-incoming-minister.
Rowena Price, RN, BA, BN, PG Dip in Nursing, Senior Tutor, Massey University, Wellington, NZ
Reviewer: David S Rowlands, Massey University, Wellington, NZ. Sportscience 20, ii-iii, 2016 (sportsci.org/2016/inbrief.htm#SPSS).
(Photo courtesy of Phillip Capper from Wellington, NZ [CC-BY-2.0] via Wikimedia Commons)
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Data from the survey were collected via the Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, Qualtrics system.
Mary Ellen O'Connor, Freed to Care, Proud to Nurse: 100 Years of the New Zealand Nurses Organization, Steele Roberts, Wellington, NZ, c2010.
22/04/2010, THE PACIFIC INST OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, PIRM, WELLINGTON, NZ -- A public meeting, 'The Reality behind Brazilian biofuels in New Zealand was held today on Earth Day in Wellington with a presentation by Padre Thorlby, of the Pastoral Lands Commission (CPT) Brazil.

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