What does Columbia mean?

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kəˈlʌm bi əCo·lum·bia

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Columbia, Columbia Rivernoun

    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. Columbianoun

    a town in west central Tennessee

  3. Columbia, capital of South Carolinanoun

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

  4. Columbianoun

    a university town in central Missouri

  5. Columbia University, Columbianoun

    a university in New York City


  1. Columbianoun

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

  2. Columbianoun

    The female personification of the USA.

  3. Columbianoun

    The capital and largest city of South Carolina.

  4. Columbianoun

    A city in Missouri

  5. Columbianoun

    Shortened form of Columbia University.

  6. Columbianoun

    Columbia Rediviva, a famous American sailing ship

  7. Columbianoun

    The space shuttle Columbia, named after the sailing ship

  8. 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. Columbianoun

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


  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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  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. Tiffany Bowden:

    Definitely, the District of Columbia is the next frontier for legalization.

  2. Ted Cruz:

    The District of Columbia is a complicated question because it's not a state, because Congress has authority over it, and that's something where frankly I'll listen to the arguments on both sides and assess them at the time.

  3. Premier Christy Clark:

    The Great Bear Rainforest, there's no question, it's a jewel in the crown of magnificent landscapes in British Columbia.

  4. Derek Brown:

    We just don't know how it's going to go. It's like leaping off a cliff and building wings as we fall down. is a place like Columbia Room even a thing anyone wants anymore ? I hope so, but I don't know.

  5. Environment Canada:

    An exceptionally strong ridge of high pressure will develop over British Columbia likely resulting in record breaking temperatures, the duration of this heat wave is concerning as there is little relief at night with elevated overnight temperatures.

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    an outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger
    • A. lacerate
    • B. numinous
    • C. splay
    • D. inexpiable

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