Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A community of north-central Maryland west-southwest of Baltimore. It is mainly residential. Population: 88,200.
  • A city of central Missouri north-northwest of Jefferson City. The main campus of the University of Missouri (established 1839) is here. Population: 94,400.
  • The capital and largest city of South Carolina, in the central part of the state. It was chosen as the site of the new state's capital in 1786. Population: 120,000.
  • n. The United States.
  • CapeColumbia A cape on the northern coast of Ellesmere Island. It is the northernmost point of Canada.
  • District ofColumbia See District of Columbia.

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  • proper n. America; the United States; an appellation given in honor of Columbus, the discoverer.
  • proper n. The female personification of the USA.
  • proper n. The capital and largest city of South Carolina.
  • proper n. A city in Missouri
  • proper n. Shortened form of Columbia University.
  • proper n. Columbia Rediviva, a famous American sailing ship
  • proper n. The space shuttle Columbia, named after the sailing ship

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. America; the United States; -- a poetical appellation given in honor of Columbus, the discoverer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a town in west central Tennessee
  • n. capital and largest city in South Carolina; located in central South Carolina
  • n. a university in New York City
  • n. a university town in central Missouri
  • n. 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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After Christopher Columbus.

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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.

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  • COLUMBIA - This school year, students at Columbia public schools were allowed to identify as multiracial, but the school district won't begin using the collected data until next school year.

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  • COLUMBIA ­ - The Columbia Police Department released a scam alert after three reports of suspicious activity in southwest Columbia.

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