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kəˈlʌm bi əColumbia

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Columbia, Columbia River(noun)

    a North American river; rises in southwestern Canada and flows southward across Washington to form the border between Washington and Oregon before emptying into the Pacific; known for its salmon runs in the spring

  2. Columbia(noun)

    a town in west central Tennessee

  3. Columbia, capital of South Carolina(noun)

    capital and largest city in South Carolina; located in central South Carolina

  4. Columbia(noun)

    a university town in central Missouri

  5. Columbia University, Columbia(noun)

    a university in New York City

Wiktionary

  1. Columbia(ProperNoun)

    America; the United States; an appellation given in honor of Columbus, the discoverer.

    Etymology: From Christopher Columbus, the latinized name (whether from Italian (Colombo?), Spanish Colón or still another Romance language is disputed) of the European Renaissance (re?)discoverer of the Americas.

  2. Columbia(ProperNoun)

    The female personification of the USA.

    Etymology: From Christopher Columbus, the latinized name (whether from Italian (Colombo?), Spanish Colón or still another Romance language is disputed) of the European Renaissance (re?)discoverer of the Americas.

  3. Columbia(ProperNoun)

    The capital and largest city of South Carolina.

    Etymology: From Christopher Columbus, the latinized name (whether from Italian (Colombo?), Spanish Colón or still another Romance language is disputed) of the European Renaissance (re?)discoverer of the Americas.

  4. Columbia(ProperNoun)

    A city in Missouri

    Etymology: From Christopher Columbus, the latinized name (whether from Italian (Colombo?), Spanish Colón or still another Romance language is disputed) of the European Renaissance (re?)discoverer of the Americas.

  5. Columbia(ProperNoun)

    Shortened form of Columbia University.

    Etymology: From Christopher Columbus, the latinized name (whether from Italian (Colombo?), Spanish Colón or still another Romance language is disputed) of the European Renaissance (re?)discoverer of the Americas.

  6. Columbia(ProperNoun)

    Columbia Rediviva, a famous American sailing ship

    Etymology: From Christopher Columbus, the latinized name (whether from Italian (Colombo?), Spanish Colón or still another Romance language is disputed) of the European Renaissance (re?)discoverer of the Americas.

  7. Columbia(ProperNoun)

    The space shuttle Columbia, named after the sailing ship

    Etymology: From Christopher Columbus, the latinized name (whether from Italian (Colombo?), Spanish Colón or still another Romance language is disputed) of the European Renaissance (re?)discoverer of the Americas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Columbia(noun)

    america; the United States; -- a poetical appellation given in honor of Columbus, the discoverer

Freebase

  1. Columbia

    Columbia is the state capital and largest city in the State of South Carolina. The population was 129,272 according to the 2010 census. The 2012 United States Census estimates put the city at 131,686. Columbia is the county seat of Richland County, but a portion of the city extends into neighboring Lexington County. The city is the center of a metropolitan statistical area of 784,745, the second-largest within the state. The name "Columbia" was a poetic term for the Americas derived from Christopher Columbus. Located 13 miles northwest of South Carolina's geographic center, Columbia is the primary city of the Midlands region of South Carolina, which comprises several counties in the central portion of the state. The city lies at the confluence of two rivers, the Saluda and the Broad, which merge at Columbia to form the Congaree River, which is popular with paddlers and kayakers in the area. The state's flagship and largest university, the University of South Carolina, is located in Columbia. Historically, the city was the location of the South Carolina Secession Convention, which marked the departure of the first state from the Union in the events leading up to the Civil War.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Columbia

    a district of 70 sq. m. in the State of Maryland, U.S., in which Washington, the capital of the Union, stands.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. columbia

    The capital of South Carolina, situated on the left bank of the Congaree River. It was taken by Gen. Sherman’s army, February 17, 1865, and was then much injured by fire.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Columbia in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Columbia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Columbia in a Sentence

  1. Muriel Bowser:

    We are, how shall I say, examining every legal question about the President's authority to send troops, even Columbia National Guard, to the District of Columbia, and if he has to make any other legal steps to do that.

  2. Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine:

    It is illegal to possess an assault rifle in the District of Columbia.

  3. Police Chief Cathy Lanier:

    When we talk to our residents and visitors who want to celebrate Independence Day in the District of Columbia, it should be very clear to everybody that we take clear and credible threats or calls from our citizens and employees very, very seriously.

  4. Chanel Dickerson:

    We have received a lot of media attention and a lot of concern from the public because of the number of releases, there have been concerns that young girls in the District of Columbia are victims of human trafficking or have been kidnapped, or that there's an increase in the number.

  5. Spalding University:

    Our tribute to Muhmmad Ali has disappeared, please help us locate the red bicycle we hung from our University Center( formerly Columbia Gym) in Muhmmad Ali honor.

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