from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of southwest British Columbia, Canada, on the Strait of Georgia opposite Vancouver Island. The largest city in the province, it is a major port, commercial and industrial center, and railroad hub. Population: 578,000.
- A city of southwest Washington on the Columbia River opposite Portland, Oregon. Founded as Fort Vancouver by the Hudson's Bay Company in the 1820s, it is a deep-water port with shipyards, lumber mills, and other processing facilities. Population: 159,000.
- Vancouver, George 1757-1798. British navigator who led an expedition to the coasts of Australia, New Zealand, and the Hawaiian Islands (1791-1792) and to the Pacific coast of North America (1792-1794), where he circumnavigated Vancouver Island.
- MountVancouver A peak, 4,873.6 m (15,979 ft) high, in the St. Elias Mountains of southwest Yukon Territory, Canada, near the Alaskan border.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A family name.
- proper n. A large city and seaport in British Columbia, Canada
- proper n. A city in the state of Washington, USA.
- proper n. A mountain between Alaska and Canada in the Saint Elias Mountains.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. English navigator remembered for his exploration of the Pacific coast of North America (1757-1798)
- n. a town in southwestern Washington on the Columbia River across from Portland, Oregon
- n. 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
The family name is from the Dutch 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 George Vancouver, an English explorer who charted the northwestern Pacific coast of North America in a 1791-1794 expedition. (Wiktionary)