What does Columbia mean?

Definitions for Columbia
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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How to say Columbia in sign language?

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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. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser:

    We would encourage the Congress to not be so concerned with overturning what 7-in-10 voters said should be the law in the District of Columbia.

  2. Mark Donen:

    That was my lucky break, the director (Vidor) said it couldn't be done and didn't want anything to do with it. Harry Cohn, who ran Columbia Studios, asked Gene, 'Do you think the kid knows what he's talking about?' Gene said yes, and Cohn let me do it. So there I was, 19 and filming this sequence.

  3. The Trump administration:

    This Court's injunction directly undermines the Executive's constitutional and statutory authority to enact new regulations to address the ongoing border crisis and conflicts with a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that denied a temporary restraining order of the same rule based on a similar record of alleged harms to the Plaintiffs.

  4. Qutaiba Idlbi:

    It was just all meant for me to come here and finish at Columbia.

  5. Kasim Reed:

    One of the things that has been very troubling to me and to people in the city of Atlanta and folks I talk to in Columbia, South Carolina, is how dismissive Sen. Sanders' message is of the work of President Barack Obama.

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