Definition of Colombo

1. Noun. The capital and largest city of Sri Lanka; has one of the largest harbors in the world; is located on the western coast of the island of Ceylon.

Definition of Colombo

1. n. See Calumba.

Definition of Colombo

1. Proper noun. Former capital and largest city of Sri Lanka. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Colombo

Colobus guereza
Colocasia esculenta
Cologne earth
Colombian Sign Language
Colombian crake
Colombian crakes
Colombian monetary unit
Colombian necktie
Colombian peso
Colombo (current term)
Colonel Blimp
Colonel Blimps
Colonel Sanders
Colorado Desert
Colorado Plateau
Colorado River
Colorado River hemp
Colorado Springs
Colorado beetle
Colorado beetles

Literary usage of Colombo

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Continuation Committee Conferences in Asia, 1912-1913: A Brief Account by John Raleigh Mott (1913)
"JS, Christian Literature Society for India and Ceylon, Colombo. de Silva, JW, Wesleyan Methodist ... GB, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, Colombo. ..."

2. Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the Library of the British Museum George Knottesford Fortescue by George Knottesford Fortescue (1902)
"Colombo, 1888, etc. fol. PP 9970. e. The Ceylon Observer. ... Colombo, 189;, eta. 4°. Monthly Literary Register and Notes and PP 3801. ai. ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"Both Cristoforo and Bartolomeo Colombo had been from their youth in the ... Having failed in the land of his adoption, Colombo carried his project to the ..."

4. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"The grandfather of Columbus seems to have been Giovanni Colombo, of Terrarossa, ... Giovanni's son, Domenico Colombo, was probably born at Terrarossa, ..."

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