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Definitions for Vancouver
vænˈku vərvan·cou·ver

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Vancouver, George Vancouvernoun

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

  2. Vancouvernoun

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

  3. Vancouvernoun

    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. Vancouvernoun

    A family name.

  2. Vancouvernoun

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

  3. Vancouvernoun

    A large city and seaport in British Columbia, Canada

  4. Vancouvernoun

    A city in the State of Washington, USA.

  5. Vancouvernoun

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

  6. Etymology: 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.

Wikipedia

  1. Vancouver

    Vancouver ( (listen) van-KOO-vər) is a major city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. As the most populous city in the province, the 2021 Canadian census recorded 662,248 people in the city, up from 631,486 in 2016. The Greater Vancouver area had a population of 2.6 million in 2021, making it the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada. Greater Vancouver, along with the Fraser Valley, comprises the Lower Mainland with a regional population of over 3 million. Vancouver has the highest population density in Canada, with over 5,700 people per square kilometre, and fourth highest in North America (after New York City, San Francisco, and Mexico City). Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada: 49.3 percent of its residents are not native English speakers, 47.8 percent are native speakers of neither English nor French, and 54.5 percent of residents belong to visible minority groups. It has been consistently ranked one of the most livable cities in Canada and in the world. In terms of housing affordability, Vancouver is also one of the most expensive cities in Canada and in the world. Vancouver plans to become the greenest city in the world. Vancouverism is the city's urban planning design philosophy. Indigenous settlement of Vancouver began more than 10,000 years ago, and included the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh (Burrard) peoples. The beginnings of the modern city, which was originally named Gastown, grew around the site of a makeshift tavern on the western edges of Hastings Mill that was built on July 1, 1867, and owned by proprietor Gassy Jack. The original site is marked by the Gastown steam clock. Gastown then formally registered as a townsite dubbed Granville, Burrard Inlet. The city was renamed "Vancouver" in 1886, through a deal with the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Canadian Pacific transcontinental railway was extended to the city by 1887. The city's large natural seaport on the Pacific Ocean became a vital link in the trade between Asia-Pacific, East Asia, Europe, and Eastern Canada.Vancouver has hosted many international conferences and events, including the 1954 Commonwealth Games, UN Habitat I, Expo 86, APEC Canada 1997, the World Police and Fire Games in 1989 and 2009; several matches of 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup including the finals at BC Place in Downtown Vancouver, and the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics which were held in Vancouver and Whistler, a resort community 125 km (78 mi) north of the city. In 1969, Greenpeace was founded in Vancouver. The city became the permanent home to TED conferences in 2014. As of 2016, the Port of Vancouver is the fourth-largest port by tonnage in the Americas, the busiest and largest in Canada, and the most diversified port in North America. While forestry remains its largest industry, Vancouver is well known as an urban centre surrounded by nature, making tourism its second-largest industry. Major film production studios in Vancouver and nearby Burnaby have turned Greater Vancouver and nearby areas into one of the largest film production centres in North America, earning it the nickname "Hollywood North".

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  1. vancouver

    Vancouver is a major city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. It is the most populous city in the province, with a population of over 631,000 people as of 2019. The city is known for its beautiful landscapes, including mountains and the Pacific Ocean, as well as its thriving arts and culture scene. Vancouver is also a prominent center for film production, earning it the nickname "Hollywood North". Moreover, it ranks highly in terms of liveability and quality of life.

Wikidata

  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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Vancouver in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Vancouver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Vancouver in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Farley:

    There is a particular site in Vancouver [ Insite ] that has operated for some 15 years with thousands of overdoses, and not one single death.

  2. Tom Welling:

    I remember you being like, ‘ Dude, it’s not supposed to be like this, when you’re out in the freezing rains of Vancouver and there’s rain towers, you know … it’s clear that the situation has n’t been planned the way it should.

  3. Robert Kavcic:

    This is probably something you're going to see right through 2016 where housing starts in (the Prairies) grind down a little bit further still, on the flip side, you're probably going to see stability, if not some more strength, in areas like Toronto and Vancouver.

  4. Mike Farnworth:

    I can’t believe I’ve ever seen or heard of such a despicable, disgusting sense of entitlement and lack of a moral compass. [Referring to a top casino executive and his wife who flew from Vancouver by commercial flight and chartered aircraft 2200 km to Beaver Creek, ignoring mandatory quarantine requirements, to jump the queue for COVID-19 vaccinations. Beaver Creek is a First Nations community of 80, given vaccine priority because of its remoteness near the Alaska border.]

  5. Kate Caithness:

    In the past it has been a sport played by the older generation, if I could say that really, but now, since 2010, since we had the Olympics in Vancouver, all of a sudden it just changed the whole profile of our sport. And as you can see on the ice, we’ve had so many young people play our sport.

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