Definition of Potomac

1. Noun. A river in the east central United States; rises in West Virginia in the Appalachian Mountains and flows eastward, forming the boundary between Maryland and Virginia, to the Chesapeake Bay.

2. Noun. Term sometimes used to refer to Washington, D.C..

Definition of Potomac

1. Proper noun. A river in the eastern United States that flows along the borders of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. ¹

2. Proper noun. An unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA. ¹

3. Proper noun. A village in Vermilion County, Illinois, USA. ¹

4. Proper noun. (astronomy) The asteroid (1345) Potomac. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Potomac

Potamogeton gramineous
Potamogeton nodosus
Potamophis striatula
Potemkin village
Potemkin villages
Potentilla anserina
Poterium sanguisorba
Potomac River
Potos caudivolvulus
Potos flavus
Pott's disease

Literary usage of Potomac

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

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Early in October 1862 the Army of the potomac, under General McClellan, was encamped on the Maryland side of the potomac, its infantry from Hagerstown, ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"200 N. 66 E., seventy-two poles to a sycamore standing at the point, and thence up potomac river N. 48° VV., two hundred poles to a chestnut tree standing ..."

3. The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll by Robert Green Ingersoll (1900)
"WESTERN SOCIETY OF THE ARMY OF THE potomac BANQUET.* Chicago, January ji, i$94. FIRST of all, I wish to thank you for allowing me to be present . ..."

4. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1850)
"And the Bank of potomac may enforce the payment of debts due, &c. Bonds, bills, notes, &c., falling due at the Union Bank of Alexandria, made payable at the ..."

5. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1863)
"To the Army of the potomac : Condoling with the mourners of the dead, and sympathizing with the wounded, I congratulate you that the number of both is ..."

6. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1895)
"THE BRITISH ON THE potomac. the next morning, and brought back word that the President had promised that the Secretary should issue no more orders. ..."

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