from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- 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. Population: 398,000.
- Wellington, 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).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. Any of several places in Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Somerset.
- proper n. The capital of New Zealand.
- proper n. by extension, the Government of New Zealand.
- proper n. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, British soldier and statesman.
- proper n. A habitational surname from the places in England.
- n. A Wellington boot
- n. Meat baked in a puff pastry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (19th century) a man's high tasseled boot
- n. the capital of New Zealand
- n. British general and statesman; he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo; subsequently served as Prime Minister (1769-1852)
Generalization from beef Wellington (Wiktionary)