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[pres-tuh n] /ˈprɛs tən/
a seaport in W Lancashire, in NW England.
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • Then Cecilie and Dr. Preston suddenly emerged from the reception room.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
  • Now go and tell the rest of the boys, and get your sassafras to Preston's as soon as you can.

  • She had been engaged to Preston Eustace for three months succeeding her twentieth birthday.

    Outside Inn Ethel M. Kelley
  • The Captain glanced from the electrician to Miss Preston and back again.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • This remarkable scene was soon followed by the battle of Preston Pans.

British Dictionary definitions for Preston


a city in NW England, administrative centre of Lancashire, on the River Ribble: developed as a weaving centre (17th–18th centuries); university (1992). Pop: 184 836 (2001)
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