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  • IPA(key): /ˈhæmɪltən/
  • Hyphenation: Ham‧il‧ton
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Etymology 1


From Old English Hameldūne, from hamel (blunt, flat-topped) + dūne (hill). The Scottish surname is from the place in Leicestershire.

Proper noun


Hamilton (countable and uncountable, plural Hamiltons)

  1. A Scottish surname from Old English.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A Scottish dukedom.
  4. A town in South Lanarkshire council area, Scotland; named for the Clan Hamilton.
  5. Places in Australia:
    1. A suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia; named for Edward Terrick Hamilton, leader of the Australian Agricultural Company.
    2. A suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; named for two distinct Hamilton families, both early settlers.
    3. A township in South Australia.
    4. A town in Tasmania, Australia; named for early settler William Henry Hamilton.
    5. A town in Victoria, Australia.
  6. Places in Bermuda:
    1. The capital city of Bermuda; named for Henry Hamilton.
    2. A parish of Bermuda; named for Scottish politician James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton.
  7. Places in Canada:
    1. A port city in Ontario, Canada; named for founder George Hamilton.
    2. A rural township in Ontario, Canada; named for Henry Hamilton, a government official of the British Empire in North America.
  8. Places in England:
    1. A deserted mediaeval village in present-day Barkby Thorpe parish, Leicestershire, England.
    2. A suburb of Leicester, Leicestershire, England; named for the deserted mediaeval village.
  9. A city in the North Island, New Zealand; named for Cpt. John Fane Charles Hamilton, a commander in the Tauranga Campaign.
  10. Places in the United States:
    1. A city, the county seat of Marion County, Alabama; named for Alabama politician Cpt. Albert James Hamilton.
    2. A township in Lonoke County, Arkansas.
    3. A ghost town in Butte County, California; the former county seat of Butte County; named for the founder, a nephew of Alexander Hamilton.
    4. An unincorporated community in Moffat County, Colorado.
    5. A small city, the county seat of Harris County, Georgia, United States; named for South Carolina Governor Paul Hamilton.
    6. A small city in Hancock County, Illinois; named for early resident Artois Hamilton.
    7. A township in Lee County, Illinois.
    8. An unincorporated community in Madison Township, Clinton County, Indiana; named for Alexander Hamilton.
    9. A township in Delaware County, Indiana.
    10. A township in Jackson County, Indiana; named for local politician James Hamilton.
    11. An unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Madison County, Indiana.
    12. A town in Steuben County and DeKalb County, Indiana.
    13. A township in Sullivan County, Indiana.
    14. A township in Decatur County, Iowa; named for county commissioner William Hamilton.
    15. A township in Franklin County, Iowa; named for early settler Andrew Hamilton.
    16. A township in Hamilton County, Iowa.
    17. A tiny city in Marion County, Iowa.
    18. A tiny city in Greenwood County, Kansas; named for Alexander Hamilton.
    19. An unincorporated community in Boone County, Kentucky; named for founder Joel Hamilton.
    20. A neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland.
    21. A town in Essex County, Massachusetts; named for Alexander Hamilton.
    22. An unincorporated community in Heath Township, Allegan County, Michigan.
    23. A township in Clare County, Michigan.
    24. A township in Gratiot County, Michigan.
    25. A township in Van Buren County, Michigan.
    26. An unincorporated community in Fillmore County, Minnesota.
    27. An unincorporated community and census-designated place in Monroe County, Mississippi.
    28. A small city in Caldwell County, Missouri; named for Alexander Hamilton and Joseph Hamilton, a lawyer and military leader.
    29. A township in Caldwell County, Missouri.
    30. A township in Harrison County, Missouri.
    31. A small city, the county seat of Ravalli County, Montana; named for railroad official J. W. Hamilton.
    32. A township in Fillmore County, Nebraska.
    33. A ghost town in White Pine County, Nevada; named for mine promoter W. H. Hamilton.
    34. A township in Atlantic County, New Jersey; named for Alexander Hamilton.
    35. A township in Mercer County, New Jersey; named for Hamilton Square, a community within the township, itself named for American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
    36. An unincorporated community in Neptune Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey.
    37. A town and village in New York; named for Alexander Hamilton.
    38. A small town in Martin County, North Carolina.
    39. A township in Martin County, North Carolina.
    40. A tiny city in Pembina County, North Dakota; named for the city in Ontario.
    41. A township in Pembina County, North Dakota.
    42. A city, the county seat of Butler County, Ohio; named for Alexander Hamilton. Officially "Hamilton!".
    43. A township in Franklin County, Ohio; named for Alexander Hamilton.
    44. A township in Jackson County, Ohio; named for Alexander Hamilton.
    45. A township in Lawrence County, Ohio; named for Alexander Hamilton.
    46. A township in Warren County, Ohio; named for Alexander Hamilton.
    47. A township in Adams County, Pennsylvania.
    48. A township in Franklin County, Pennsylvania; named for lawyer and politician James Hamilton.
    49. An unincorporated community in Perry Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania; named for postmaster Robert Hamilton.
    50. A township in McKean County, Pennsylvania.
    51. A township in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.
    52. A township in Tioga County, Pennsylvania.
    53. A township in Charles Mix County, South Dakota.
    54. A township in Marshall County, South Dakota.
    55. A city, the county seat of Hamilton County, Texas.
    56. An unincorporated community in Cumberland County, Virginia.
    57. A small town in Loudon County, Virginia; named for local businessman Charles Bennett Hamilton.
    58. A small town in Skagit County, Washington; named for early settler William Hamilton.
    59. An unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia.
    60. An unincorporated community in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.
    61. An unincorporated community in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin; named for William S. Hamilton, son of Alexander Hamilton.
    62. A town in La Crosse County, Wisconsin; named for Hamilton College in New York.
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Etymology 2


From the portrait of Alexander Hamilton featured on them.



Hamilton (plural Hamiltons)

  1. (slang) A United States ten-dollar bill.
    Synonym: Alexander Hamilton
    • 2000 March 9, "time4funwithu" (username), "(ASP) New Orleans - Zoey, in, Usenet:
      I think the girls all work for $200 p/hr, give or take a few Hamiltons.
    • 2006 September, Josh Norem, a review in Maximum PC, page 78:
      We all know that the stock cooler that comes with your CPU will get the job done, but it won't be exceptionally cool, nor are stock coolers particularly quiet or attractive. Aftermarket coolers, on the other hand, are all of the above, and usually cost just a few Hamiltons.
    • 2007, Brian Johnson, Duncan Mackenzie, Harvey Chute, Zune for Dummies, page 110:
      All these products cost around $30 each, but although you can use other methods to accomplish the same result without any cost at all, we think the simplicity of using a single program is well worth a few Hamiltons.

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