What does Virginia mean?

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vərˈdʒɪn yəVir·gini·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Virginia, Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VAnoun

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

  2. Virginianoun

    one of the British colonies that formed the United States

  3. Virginianoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. Virginianoun

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

  2. Virginianoun

    A state of the United States. Official name: Commonwealth of Virginia.

    Synonyms: Old Dominion, State of Virginia, VA, Va., Virg.

  3. Virginianoun

    50 Virginia, a main belt asteroid.

  4. Virginianoun

    A female given name from Latin.

    "Daughter," quoth he, "Virginia by thy name, / There be two wayes, either death or shame, / That thou must suffer, - alas that I was bore!

  5. Virginianoun

    Any of several places, in the United States and elsewhere: A suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. A town, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. A community in the town of Georgina, Ontario, Canada. A municipality of Lempira department, Honduras. A town in County Cavan, Ireland. A suburb of Monrovia, Liberia. A gold mining town in Free State, South Africa. The former name of an unincorporated community in Placer County, California, now Virginiatown. A city, the county seat of Cass County, Illinois, United States. A city in St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States. An unincorporated community in Bates County, Missouri, United States. A village in Gage County, Nebraska, United States.

  6. Etymology: 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. Virginianoun

    one of the States of the United States of America

  2. Virginiaadjective

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Virginia

    vėr-jin′i-a, n. a well-known brand of tobacco, grown and manufactured in Virginia.—n. Virgin′ia-creep′er, an American climbing vine, common in the south of England, remarkable for the bright-red colour it assumes in autumn.—adj. Virgin′ian, pertaining to Virginia.—n. a native of 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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. virginia

    One of the thirteen original United States of America, and is bounded on the north by Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia, east by Maryland and the Atlantic Ocean, south by North Carolina and Tennessee, and west by Kentucky and West Virginia. The shores of Virginia were first explored by Sebastian Cabot, 1498, and again under the auspices of Sir Walter Raleigh in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, in whose honor it was named; was first settled by an English colony, on the James River, May 13, 1607, which consisted mostly of gentlemen of fortune, and persons of no occupation. The friendly Indians sold them land and provisions; but the diseases of a damp climate swept off half the settlers the first autumn. The energy of Capt. John Smith saved the colony from destruction; and in 1609 it was reinforced by 500 persons, who were reduced by sickness and starvation to 60. They had embarked to abandon the settlement, when Lord Delaware came with emigrants and supplies. In 1622 the colony was reduced by wars and massacres from 4000 to 2500; but in 1624 it became a crown colony, and increased, so that in 1649 there were 15,000 English and 300 negroes in it. In 1754, the colonial militia took part in the French war; and Maj. George Washington took part in Gen. Braddock’s campaign. In 1769, Thomas Jefferson, a member of the House of Burgesses, asserted for the colony the right of self-taxation, denying the right of Parliament to tax the colonies. In 1773, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and Richard Henry Lee were appointed a committee to confer with the other colonies, and urged upon their delegates the Declaration of Independence. Virginia, the earliest settled, largest, and most populous of the thirteen original States, called the Old Dominion, was the first to propose the confederacy and the Constitution. On April 17, 1861, this State passed the ordinance of secession. The Confederate government was invited to Richmond, which became the centre of military operations. Virginia was occupied by the Federal troops during the whole of the civil war, and a great many hotly-contested battles were fought on her soil. The State was restored to the Union, January 26, 1870.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Virginia

    Named by Sir Walter Raleigh in honour of Elizabeth, the “Virgin Queen.”

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Virginia in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Virginia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Virginia in a Sentence

  1. Blacksburg Police Chief Anthony Wilson:

    Blacksburg Police were able to determine an approximate area where she might be found, virginia State Police were dispatched to the general area Saturday afternoon and she was located just inside the North Carolina border on Route 89 in Surry County.

  2. Tom Perriello:

    As painful as yesterday was for Virginia, I hoped that today would bring healing, truth and transformation. I pray Sunday will be that day, it gives me no pleasure to say that what we're seeing is the manifestation of white male entitlement.

  3. Mitch Carmichael:

    There is a vital need to reform West Virginia's education system, and I do not believe that any true transformation comes through a pay raise alone, our families deserve competition, choice and flexibility.

  4. Colin Marshall:

    We are disappointed that after a robust set of ‘ listening sessions ’ on the coal leasing program last summer in which thousands of people across the West Virginia, from working class Americans to governors, very clearly explained how important the coal leasing program is to their well-being.

  5. Jason Miyares:

    The former Virginia Parole Board repeatedly broke the law when they released cop killers, murderers, rapists, and child abductors early, without notifying the victims, under the previous administration, we saw criminals put ahead of victims. This political stunt effectively ended parole in Virginia, hurting potential parolees, victims, their families, and our criminal justice system.I am confident Governor Youngkin’s nominees would hold the Parole Board to a higher standard, execute their jobs with professionalism, and serve Virginians well. The political games over the parole board must stop.

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