Washington

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Wash·​ing·​ton | \ ˈwȯ-shiŋ-tən How to pronounce Washington (audio) , ˈwä-, chiefly Midland also ˈwȯr- or ˈwär- \

Definition of Washington

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Book*er \ ˈbu̇-​kər How to pronounce Washington (audio) \ Tal*ia*ferro \ ˈtä-​lə-​vər—sic How to pronounce Washington (audio) \ 1856–1915 American educator

Washington

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Definition of Washington (Entry 2 of 3)

George 1732–1799 American general; 1st president of the U.S. (1789–97)

Washington

geographical name
Wash·​ing·​ton | \ ˈwȯ-shiŋ-tən How to pronounce Washington (audio) , ˈwä-, chiefly Midland also ˈwȯr-shiŋ- or ˈwär- \

Definition of Washington (Entry 3 of 3)

1 state in the northwestern U.S. bordering the Pacific Ocean, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Puget Sound, the Strait of Georgia, and British Columbia, Canada; capital Olympia area 68,192 square miles (177,299 square kilometers), population 6,724,540
2 city and capital of the U.S., coextensive with the District of Columbia and often referred to as Washington, D.C. population 601,723
3 — see teraina

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Washingtonian \ ˌwȯ-​shiŋ-​ˈtō-​nē-​ən How to pronounce Washington (audio) , ˌwä-​ , ˌwȯr-​ , ˌwär-​ , -​nyən \ adjective

Geographical name

Washingtonian \ ˌwȯ-​shiŋ-​ˈtō-​nē-​ən How to pronounce Washington (audio) , ˌwä-​ , -​nyən \ adjective or noun

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“Washington.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Washington. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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