Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southeast South Carolina northeast of Savannah. Charleston has been a major commercial and cultural center since colonial times. Population: 108,000.
  • The capital and largest city of West Virginia, in the west-central part of the state. The city grew around the site of Fort Lee in the late 1780s. Population: 50,800.
  • n. A fast ballroom dance in 4/4 time, popular during the 1920s.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The capital city of, and largest city in, West Virginia, USA.
  • proper n. A large city and port in South Carolina, USA.
  • n. A dance named for the city of Charleston, South Carolina.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. state capital of West Virginia in the central part of the state on the Kanawha river
  • n. an American ballroom dance in syncopated rhythm; popular early in the 20th century
  • n. a port city in southeastern South Carolina
  • v. dance the Charleston

Etymologies

After Charleston 1, South Carolina.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Charles +‎ ton, ton being an old form of town. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - You may have walked or driven past the Grace Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston without noticing the rarity of the sound of a certain bell.

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  • CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - After an 11-day cruise to the Caribbean in which more than 400 passengers and crew members came down with a strain of norovirus, the Celebrity Cruise Line ship, Mercury, returned to Charleston early Friday morning.

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  • CHARLESTON, SC - Veterinarians at the South Carolina Aquarium sea turtle hospital in Charleston say they've made great progress in helping a loggerhead turtle suffering from lockjaw.

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  • CHARLESTON - Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow will perform at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, at the Clay Center in Charleston.

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  • CHARLESTON - The Dow Chemical plant in Charleston recently became the first and only production source for a new brand of insulated sheathing that the company has launched nationwide.

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  • CHARLESTON: Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki stayed on course for back-to-back claycourt titles when she reached the Charleston final Saturday with a 6-4, 5-7,

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  • CHARLESTON, WV - David R. Runyon, 34, of Logan, WV, pled guilty Thursday to violating the Mine Safety Health Act. A Federal grand jury sitting in Charleston, WV returned a five-count indictment against Runyon in January 2009, charging him with three counts of making

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  • CHARLESTON - Jimmy Peterlich is one of the most personable kids you could ever want to meet, said his parents, Brian and Colleen Peterlich of Charleston.

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  • CHARLESTON - A Charleston lawyer's claim that he was severely beaten by two West Virginia State Police troopers following his arrest for drunken driving is being investigated by a federal grand jury.

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  • Stayed in charleston overnight. wmbfnews Tayleigh_: NOAA is coming up to Myrtle from Charleston this morning to investigate the beached animal ...

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