Washington

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Wash·​ing·​ton ˈwȯ-shiŋ-tən How to pronounce Washington (audio)
ˈwä-,
chiefly Midland also ˈwȯr- or ˈwär-
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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George 1732–1799 American general; 1st president of the U.S. (1789–97)
Washingtonian
ˌwȯ-shiŋ-ˈtō-nē-ən How to pronounce Washington (audio)
ˌwä-
ˌwȯr-
ˌwär-
-nyən
adjective

Washington

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geographical name

Wash·​ing·​ton ˈwȯ-shiŋ-tən How to pronounce Washington (audio)
ˈwä-,
chiefly Midland also ˈwȯr-shiŋ- or ˈwär-
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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
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city and capital of the U.S., coextensive with the District of Columbia and often referred to as Washington, D.C. population 601,723
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see teraina
Washingtonian adjective or noun

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“Washington.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Washington. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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