Columbia

noun
Co·lum·bia | \kə-ˈləm-bē-ə \

Definition of Columbia 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: the United States

Columbia

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

Definition of Columbia (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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

4 city on the Congaree River in west central South Carolina population 129,272

Note: Columbia is the state capital of South Carolina.

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

Other Words from Columbia

Geographical name

Columbian \kə-ˈləm-bē-ən \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of Columbia

Noun

1775, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Columbia

Noun

New Latin, from Christopher Columbus

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