Definition of Columbia

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Columbia River
Group relationships: Canada, Evergreen State, Wa, Washington
Generic synonyms: River

2. Noun. A town in west central Tennessee.
Generic synonyms: Town
Group relationships: Tennessee, Tn, Volunteer State

3. Noun. Capital and largest city in South Carolina; located in central South Carolina.
Exact synonyms: Capital Of South Carolina
Generic synonyms: State Capital
Group relationships: Palmetto State, Sc, South Carolina

4. Noun. A university town in central Missouri.
Generic synonyms: Town
Group relationships: Missouri, Mo, Show Me State

5. Noun. A university in New York City.
Exact synonyms: Columbia University
Generic synonyms: University
Group relationships: Ivy League
Group relationships: Greater New York, New York, New York City

Definition of Columbia

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

Definition of Columbia

1. Proper noun. (poetic) America; the United States; an appellation given in honor of Columbus, the discoverer. ¹

2. Proper noun. (archaic) The female personification of the USA. ¹

3. Proper noun. The capital and largest city of South Carolina. ¹

4. Proper noun. A city in Missouri ¹

5. Proper noun. Shortened form of Columbia University. ¹

6. Proper noun. ''Columbia Rediviva'', a famous American sailing ship ¹

7. Proper noun. The space shuttle ''Columbia'', named after the sailing ship ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Columbia

Colossus of Rhodes
Colour Index
Coluber constrictor
Coluber constrictor flaviventris
Coluber hippocrepis
Columba fasciata
Columba livia
Columba palumbus
Columbia Mental Maturity Scale
Columbia River
Columbia University
Columbia tiger lily
Columbus Day
Colutea arborescens

Literary usage of Columbia

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

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1922)
"Suit by John C. Heald and others, as committee of the person and estate of Eugene I'eters, against the District of columbia, to r«M>ver taxes paid under ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1919)
"The history of the biology of the District of columbia, ... A resume of the progress of botanical study in the District of columbia since that time down to ..."

3. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1915)
"The Coast range, through which this part of the columbia cuts, ... This section of the columbia Highway is completed in large part and in good weather the ..."

4. The American Historical Review by American Historical Association (1902)
"WHO BURNED columbia? THE story goes that when General Sherman lived in New York City, which was during the last five years of his life, one night at a ..."

5. The Journal of Negro History by Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, inc (1922)
"THE FIRST NEGRO CHURCHES IN THE DISTRICT OF columbia The early Negro churches in the District of columbia were Methodist and Baptist. ..."

6. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1884)
"The "Colledge of the Province of New York," as revived, was to be called columbia College, and was to be "the Mother of an University" whose influence ..."

7. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"Supreme Court of the District of columbia, or in the supreme court of any of the Territories of the United States, unless the matter in dispute, ..."

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