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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wel-ing-tuh n]
    • /ˈwɛl ɪŋ tən/
    • /ˈwel.ɪŋ.tən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel-ing-tuh n]
    • /ˈwɛl ɪŋ tən/

Definitions of wellington word

  • noun wellington 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. 1
  • noun wellington A knee-length waterproof rubber or plastic boot. 1
  • noun wellington rubber boot 1
  • countable noun wellington Wellingtons or wellington boots are long rubber boots which you wear to keep your feet dry. 0
  • noun wellington an administrative district, formerly a province, of New Zealand, on SW North Island: major livestock producer in New Zealand. Capital: Wellington. Pop: 492 500 (2013 est). Area: 28 153 sq km (10 870 sq miles) 0
  • noun wellington 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: 204 000 (2013 est) 0

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Origin of wellington

First appearance:

before 1810
One of the 40% newest English words
First recorded in 1810-20; after the 1st Duke of Wellington

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Wellington


wellington popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

wellington usage trend in Literature

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