Columbus

biographical name
Co·​lum·​bus | \ kə-ˈləm-bəs How to pronounce Columbus (audio) \

Definition of Columbus

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Christopher or Italian Cristoforo Colombo \ kə-​ˈləm-​(ˌ)bō How to pronounce Columbus (audio) \ or Spanish Cristóbal Colón \ kə-​ˈlōn How to pronounce Columbus (audio) \ 1451–1506 Genoese navigator and explorer for Spain

Columbus

geographical name
Co·​lum·​bus | \ kə-ˈləm-bəs How to pronounce Columbus (audio) \

Definition of Columbus (Entry 2 of 2)

1 city on the Chattahoochee River in western Georgia population 189,885
2 city in south central Indiana population 44,061
3 city in eastern Mississippi population 23,640

Note: Columbus served as temporary capital of Mississippi in 1863 when Jackson was occupied by Union troops.

4 city on the Scioto River in central Ohio population 787,033

Note: Columbus is the state capital of Ohio.

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“Columbus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Columbus. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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