Wellington

Wellington

[wel-ing-tuhn]
noun
1.
1st Duke of (Arthur Wellesley"the Iron Duke") 1769–1852, British general and statesman, born in Ireland: prime minister 1828–30.
3.
a seaport in and the capital of New Zealand, on S North Island.
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New Zealand

[zee-luhnd]
noun
a country in the S Pacific, SE of Australia, consisting of North Island, South Island, and adjacent small islands: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 103,416 sq. mi. (267,845 sq. km). Capital: Wellington.

New Zealander, noun
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New Zealand (ˈziːlənd)
 
n
an independent dominion within the Commonwealth, occupying two main islands (the North Island and the South Island), Stewart Island, the Chatham Islands, and a number of minor islands in the SE Pacific: original Māori inhabitants ceded sovereignty to the British government in 1840; became a dominion in 1907; a major world exporter of dairy products, wool, and meat. Official languages: English and Māori. Religion: Christian majority, nonreligious and Māori minorities. Currency: New Zealand dollar. Capital: Wellington. Pop: 3 905 000 (2004 est). Area: 270 534 sq km (104 454 sq miles)

Wellington1 (ˈwɛlɪŋtən)
 
n
1.  an administrative district, formerly a province, of New Zealand, on SW North Island: major livestock producer in New Zealand. Capital: Wellington. Pop: 456 900 (2004 est). Area: 28 153 sq km (10 870 sq miles)
2.  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: 182 600 (2004 est)

Wellington2 (ˈwɛlɪŋtən)
 
n
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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Wellington
boot so called from 1817, for Arthur, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), who also in his lifetime had a style of coat, hat, and trousers named for him as well as a variety of apple and pine tree.
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New Zealand definition


Nation in the southern Pacific Ocean containing two principal islands — North Island and South Island — and several small outlying islands. Its capital is Wellington, and its largest city is Auckland.

Note: New Zealand is known for its sheep industry and spectacular scenery.
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