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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Vir•gin•iavərˈdʒɪn yə(n.)

  1. a state in the E United States, on the Atlantic coast: part of the historical South. 7,078,515; 40,815 sq. mi. (105,710 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Cap.: Richmond.; Abbr.: VA 1 , Va. 2

  2. (italics)

    Category: American History

    Ref: Merrimack (def. 2) 3

Vir•gin′ian(n.; adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Virginia, Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA(noun)

    a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War

  2. Virginia(noun)

    one of the British colonies that formed the United States

  3. Virginia(noun)

    a town in northeastern Minnesota in the heart of the Mesabi Range

Wiktionary

  1. Virginia(ProperNoun)

    A state of the United States of America. Capital: Richmond. Largest city: Virginia Beach.

  2. Virginia(ProperNoun)

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  3. Origin: From Virginia, feminine form of Virginius or Verginius, a Roman family name, possibly identical with Vergilius. The state was named for Elizabeth I as the Virgin Queen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Virginia(noun)

    one of the States of the United States of America

  2. Virginia(adj)

    of or pertaining to the State of Virginia

Freebase

  1. Virginia

    Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a U.S. state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" and the "Mother of Presidents" after the eight U.S. presidents born there. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; and Virginia Beach is the most populous city. Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision. The wealthiest is Loudoun County. The Commonwealth's population is over eight million. The area's history begins with several indigenous groups, including the Powhatan. In 1607 the London Company established the Colony of Virginia as the first permanent New World English colony. Slave labor and the land acquired from displaced Native American tribes each played a significant role in the colony's early politics and plantation economy. Virginia was one of the 13 Colonies in the American Revolution and joined the Confederacy in the American Civil War, during which Richmond was made the Confederate capital and Virginia's northwestern counties seceded to form the state of West Virginia. Although the Commonwealth was under conservative single-party rule for nearly a century following Reconstruction, both major national parties are competitive in modern Virginia.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Virginia

    one of the United States of America, a State somewhat larger than Scotland, between Maryland and North Carolina, so named by its founder Sir Walter Raleigh in honour of Queen Elizabeth; is divided from West Virginia by the Appalachians; it is well watered; the soil, which is fertile, yields the finest cotton and tobacco, and minerals, particularly coal and iron, are abundant; the largest city is Richmond, with flour-mills.

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