Definitions for vancouvervænˈku vər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Van•cou•vervænˈku vər(n.)

  1. George, 1758–98, English explorer.

    Category: Biography

  2. a large island in SW Canada, off the SW coast of British Columbia. 12,408 sq. mi. (32,135 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

  3. a seaport in SW British Columbia, on the Strait of Georgia opposite SE Vancouver island. 471,844; with suburbs 1,831,665.

    Category: Geography (places)

  4. Mount, a mountain on the boundary between Alaska and Canada, in the St. Elias Mountains. 15,700 ft. (4785 m).

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Vancouver, George Vancouver(noun)

    English navigator remembered for his exploration of the Pacific coast of North America (1757-1798)

  2. Vancouver(noun)

    a town in southwestern Washington on the Columbia River across from Portland, Oregon

  3. Vancouver(noun)

    a port city in southwestern British Columbia on an arm of the Pacific Ocean opposite Vancouver Island; Canada's chief Pacific port and third largest city

Wiktionary

  1. Vancouver(ProperNoun)

    A family name.

  2. Vancouver(ProperNoun)

    A large island off the coast of British Columbia, Canada.

  3. Vancouver(ProperNoun)

    A large city and seaport in British Columbia, Canada

  4. Vancouver(ProperNoun)

    A city in the State of Washington, USA.

  5. Vancouver(ProperNoun)

    A mountain between Alaska and Canada in the Saint Elias Mountains.

  6. Origin: The family name is from the place name Coevorden ("the place where cows ford the river") via the Dutch family name van Coevorden ("a person from Coevorden"). The place names are derived from the family name, being named after people with that family name.

Freebase

  1. Vancouver

    Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington. Incorporated in 1857, it is the fourth largest city in the state, with a 2010 census population of 161,791 as of April 1, 2010 census. Vancouver is the county seat of Clark County and forms part of the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area, the 23rd-largest metropolitan area in the United States. In 2005, Money magazine named it No. 91 on its list of best places in America to live.

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