Charleston meaning

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A city of southeast South Carolina northeast of Savannah on Charleston Harbor. Founded in 1670, it prospered as a port and became a major cultural center. The Civil War began here with the signing of the Ordinance of Secession (December 20, 1860) and the bombardment of Fort Sumter (April 12, 1861).
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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.
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A fast dance in 4/4 time, popularized in the United States in the 1920s.
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A lively dance in 4/4 time, popular during the 1920s.
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(place) Seaport in S.C.
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(place) Capital of W.Va., in the W part.
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(intransitive) To dance the Charleston.
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The capital city of, and largest city in, West Virginia, USA.
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A large city and port in South Carolina, USA.
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A dance named for the city of Charleston, South Carolina.
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Origin of charleston

  • After Charleston , South Carolina

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Charles +‎ ton, ton being an old form of town.

    From Wiktionary