See also: wellington

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Etymology 1

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From Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, British soldier and statesman. From Old English Weolingtun, meaning "wealthy estate".

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Wellington (countable and uncountable, plural Wellingtons)

  1. The capital city of New Zealand. [1]
    Abbreviation: Wgton.
  2. (metonymically) by extension, the Government of New Zealand.
    Synonym: Beehive
  3. Wellington Region, a region in the south of the North Island, New Zealand, which includes the capital.
  4. Several places in England:
    1. A locality in Gosforth parish, Copeland borough, Cumbria (OS grid ref NY0704).
    2. A village and civil parish in Herefordshire (OS grid ref SO4948). [2]
    3. A market town and civil parish with a town council in Telford and Wrekin borough, Shropshire (OS grid ref SJ6511). [3]
    4. A market town and civil parish with a town council in Somerset West and Taunton district, Somerset (OS grid ref ST1320). [4]
  5. Any of several places in a select number of countries, including:
    1. A town in The Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu, India.
    2. A town in the Western Cape, South Africa.
  6. A number of places in Australia:
    1. A town in Sumner County, New South Wales.
    2. A tiny township in South Australia.
    3. The Shire of Wellington, a local government area in eastern Victoria.
    4. Ellipsis of Wellington Land District., A district of Tasmania.
  7. A number of places in Canada:
    1. A neighborhood of Nanaimo, British Columbia.
    2. A former name of a small incorporated fishing and lumbering village in Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, now called Dover.
    3. A community of the Regional Municipality of Halifax, Nova Scotia; a suburb of Halifax.
    4. A community of Yarmouth district municipality, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia.
    5. A community of Queens County, Nova Scotia.
    6. A community and rural municipality of Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
    7. An unincorporated place and community of Prince Edward County, Ontario.
    8. A residential neighbourhood of Edmonton, Alberta.
  8. A number of places in the United States:
    1. An unincorporated community in Calhoun County, Alabama.
    2. A statutory town in Larimer County, Colorado.
    3. A village in Palm Beach County, Florida.
    4. A village in Lovejoy Township, Iroquois County, Florida.
    5. A city, the county seat of Sumner County, Kansas.
    6. A home rule city in Jefferson County, Kentucky; a suburb of Louisville.
    7. An unincorporated community in Menifee County, Kentucky.
    8. A small city in Piscataquis County, Maine.
    9. An unincorporated community in Gogebic County, Michigan.
    10. An unincorporated community in Lyon County, Nevada, also Wellingtons and Wellingtons Station.
    11. A village in Lorain County, Ohio.
    12. A city, the county seat of Collingsworth County, Texas.
    13. A small city in Carbon County, Utah.
    14. Former name of Tye, King County, Washington, which later became a ghost town.
    15. A small town in Monroe County, Wisconsin.
  9. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, British soldier and statesman.
  10. (countable) A habitational surname from Old English from the places in England.
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Wellington (plural Wellingtons)

  1. (card games) In the game of nap, a bid that results in the bidder winning quadruple, or losing double, the amount staked.
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Etymology 2

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A pair of Wellington boots

Named after Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, who wore and popularised this style of boot.

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Wellington (plural Wellingtons)

  1. Ellipsis of Wellington boot.
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Etymology 3

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Generalization from beef Wellington.

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Wellington (plural Wellingtons)

  1. (cooking) Meat baked in a puff pastry.
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Afrikaans

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Wellington

  1. Wellington (a town in Western Cape, South Africa)
  2. Wellington (the capital city of New Zealand)

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Czech

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Wellington m inan (related adjective wellingtonský)

  1. Wellington (the capital city of New Zealand)

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Polish

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Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Unadapted borrowing from English Wellington.

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Wellington m inan

  1. Wellington (the capital city of New Zealand)

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Portuguese

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Unadapted borrowing from English Wellington.

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Wellington

  1. Wellington (the capital city of New Zealand)

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Wellington m

  1. a male given name of Brazilian usage

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Wellington m inan (genitive singular Wellingtonu, declension pattern of dub)

  1. Wellington (the capital of New Zealand)

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  • Wellington”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

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Wellington f

  1. Wellington

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Wellington f

  1. Wellington (the capital of New Zealand)

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H-prothesis does not affect this word as the ⟨w⟩ here represents the semivowel /w/ rather than a vowel sound.