Columbia

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noun Co·lum·bia \kə-ˈləm-bē-ə\

Definition of Columbia

  1. :  the United States

Origin and Etymology of columbia

New Latin, from Christopher Columbus


First Known Use: 1775


Columbia

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geographical name Co·lum·bia \kə-ˈləm-bē-ə\

Definition of Columbia

  1. 1 river 1214 miles (1953 kilometers) long in southwestern Canada and the northwestern part of the U.S. rising in southeastern British Columbia and flowing south and west into the Pacific

  2. 2 planned city in central Maryland between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. population 99,615

  3. 3 city north of Jefferson City in central Missouri population 108,500

  4. 4 city on the Congaree River in west central South Carolina population 129,272 Columbia is the state capital of South Carolina.

  5. 5 city in central Tennessee south-southwest of Nashville population 34,681

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