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Charleston

Noun

1 state capital of West Virginia in the central part of the state on the Kanawha river [syn: capital of West Virginia]
2 a port city in southeastern South Carolina
3 an American ballroom dance in syncopated rhythm; popular early in the 20th century

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English

Etymology

Charles + -ton, town

Proper noun

  1. The capital city of West Virginia, USA.
  2. A large city and port in South Carolina, USA.
  3. A dance named for the city of Charleston, South Carolina.

Extensive Definition

Charleston may refer to:

Geography

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Naval History

  • USS Charleston, the name of several ships of the United States Navy
  • Charleston (Zavala), the first steamship-of-war and a part of the Texas Navy

Other uses

Charleston in Bulgarian: Чарлстън
Charleston in Danish: Charleston
Charleston in German: Charleston
Charleston in Estonian: Charleston
Charleston in Spanish: Charleston
Charleston in French: Charleston
Charleston in Korean: 찰스턴
Charleston in Italian: Charleston
Charleston in Dutch: Charleston
Charleston in Japanese: チャールストン
Charleston in Norwegian: Charleston
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Charleston in Portuguese: Charleston
Charleston in Russian: Чарлстон
Charleston in Slovak: Charleston
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Charleston in Swedish: Charleston
Charleston in Volapük: Charleston
Charleston in Chinese: 查尔斯顿
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