(redirected from Wellington New Zealand)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.


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).
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.


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)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(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.
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.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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


[ˈwelɪŋtən] NWellington m


[ˈwelɪŋtən] N (Brit) (also wellington boot) → bota f de goma
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈwɛlɪŋtən] nWellington
in Wellington → à Wellington
to Wellington → à Wellington
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

wellington (boot)

n (Brit) → Gummistiefel m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[ˈwɛlɪŋtən] n (city) → Wellington f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
SUMMARIES: Second Test Match Wellington New Zealand 441 v West Indies 158-4 TODAY: Third Test Match (day 2 of 5) Perth: Australia v England (02.30) TOMORROW: Third Test Match (day 3 of 5) Perth: Australia v England (02.30)
SUMMARIES.ThirdTest Match Wellington New Zealand 297 & 252 v SouthAfrica 316 & 234- 4 South Africa beat New Zealand by 6 wkts First Test Match Multan India 675-5 dec (VSehwag 309,S R Tendulkar 194no) v Pakistan 364-6 (Yasir Hameed 91,Inzamam-ul-Haq 77).TODAY.First Test Match (day 4 of 5) Multan: Pakistan v India (06.00)
THIRD TEST MATCH Melbourne India 366 (VSehwag 195)& 27-2 v Australia 558 (RT Ponting 257,M L Hayden 136)SECOND TEST MATCH Wellington New Zealand 366 (JD P Oram 97,M H Richardson 82,Shoaib Akhtar 5-48)& 75-3 v Pakistan 196 (YousufYouhana 60,I G Butler 6-46)Durban West Indies 264(BC Lara 72,V C Drakes 67,M Ntini 5-66) & 18-0 v SouthAfrica 658-9 dec (JH Kallis 177,H H Gibbs 142,G Kirsten 137) TODAY'S CRICKET THIRD TEST MATCH (DAY 4 OF 5) Melbourne: Australia v India (00.00)SECOND TEST MATCH (DAY 4OF 5) Durban: South Africa v West Indies (08.00)SECOND TEST MATCH (DAY 5 OF 5) Wellington: New Zealand v Pakistan (22.00)

Full browser ?