Columbus

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biographical name Co·lum·bus \kə-ˈləm-bəs\

Definition of Columbus

  1. Christopher or Italian Christoforo Colomboplay \kə-ˈləm-(ˌ)bō\ or Spanish Cristóbal Colónplay \kə-ˈlōn\ 1451–1506 Genoese navigator and explorer for Spain


Columbus

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geographical name Co·lum·bus \kə-ˈləm-bəs\

Definition of Columbus

  1. 1 city on the Chattahoochee River in western Georgia population 189,885

  2. 2 city in south central Indiana population 44,061

  3. 3 city in eastern Mississippi population 23,640 Columbus served as temporary capital of Mississippi in 1863 when Jackson was occupied by Union troops.

  4. 4 city on the Scioto River in central Ohio population 787,033 Columbus is the state capital of Ohio.


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