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Win•throp



Pronunciation: (win'thrup), [key]
n.
1. John, 1588–1649, English colonist in America: 1st governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony 1629–33, 1637–40, 1642–44, 1646–49.
2. his son,John, 1606–76, English colonist in America: colonial governor of Connecticut 1657, 1659–76.
3. John or Fitz-John Pronunciation: (fits'jon'), [key] 1638–1707, American soldier and statesman: colonial governor of Connecticut 1698–1707 (son of the younger John Winthrop).
4. John, 1714–79, American astronomer, mathematician, and physicist.
5. Robert Charles, 1809–94, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1847–49.
6. a town in E Massachusetts, near Boston. 19,294.
7. a male given name.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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