Definition of Charleston

1. Noun. State capital of West Virginia in the central part of the state on the Kanawha river.

Exact synonyms: Capital Of West Virginia
Generic synonyms: State Capital
Group relationships: Mountain State, West Virginia, Wv



2. Verb. Dance the Charleston.

3. Noun. A port city in southeastern South Carolina.
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center, Port
Group relationships: Palmetto State, Sc, South Carolina

4. Noun. An American ballroom dance in syncopated rhythm; popular early in the 20th century.
Generic synonyms: Ballroom Dance, Ballroom Dancing

Definition of Charleston

1. Proper noun. The capital city of, and largest city in, West Virginia, USA. ¹

2. Proper noun. A large city and port in South Carolina, USA. ¹

3. Noun. A dance named for the city of Charleston, South Carolina. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To dance the Charleston. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Charleston

charked
charkha
charkhas
charking
charks
charladies
charlady
charlatan
charlatanic
charlatanism
charlatanisms
charlatanries
charlatanry
charlatans
charlesite
charleston (current term)
charlestoned
charlestoning
charley
charley-horse
charley horse
charleyhorse
charleys
charlie
charlie horse
charlies
charlock
charlocks
charlotte
charlotte russe

Literary usage of Charleston

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The German Element in the United States by Albert Bernhardt Faust (1909)
"They had settled at charleston at a time when the lands inland, on the Congaree River, were not yet occupied, being too far west. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1855)
"Авт. V.— On the Climate and Salubrity of Fort Moultrie and Sullivan't Island, charleston Harbour, SC, with Incidental Remarks on the Yellow Fever of the ..."

3. Samuel F.B. Morse: His Letters and Journals by Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Edward Lind Morse (1914)
"Morse and his wife go to charleston, South Carolina. ... THE young couple decided to spend the winter in charleston, South Carolina, where Morse had won a ..."

4. History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 by James Ford Rhodes (1906)
"In the city of charleston the taxes on improved real estate equalled the whole revenue from it.2 The tax-payers of charleston County had not a single ..."

5. The Great South: A Record of Journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian by Edward King (1875)
"AND why prosperity in charleston ? Mainly because the venerable city has ... When the war closed there was not a completed railroad ending in charleston. ..."

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