from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A community of north-central Maryland west-southwest of Baltimore. It is mainly residential. Population: 88,200.
- A city of central Missouri north-northwest of Jefferson City. The main campus of the University of Missouri (established 1839) is here. Population: 94,400.
- The capital and largest city of South Carolina, in the central part of the state. It was chosen as the site of the new state's capital in 1786. Population: 120,000.
- n. The United States.
- CapeColumbia A cape on the northern coast of Ellesmere Island. It is the northernmost point of Canada.
- District ofColumbia See District of Columbia.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. America; the United States; an appellation given in honor of Columbus, the discoverer.
- proper n. The female personification of the USA.
- proper n. The capital and largest city of South Carolina.
- proper n. A city in Missouri
- proper n. Shortened form of Columbia University.
- proper n. Columbia Rediviva, a famous American sailing ship
- proper n. The space shuttle Columbia, named after the sailing ship
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. America; the United States; -- a poetical appellation given in honor of Columbus, the discoverer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a town in west central Tennessee
- n. capital and largest city in South Carolina; located in central South Carolina
- n. a university in New York City
- n. a university town in central Missouri
- n. a North American river; rises in southwestern Canada and flows southward across Washington to form the border between Washington and Oregon before emptying into the Pacific; known for its salmon runs in the spring
After Christopher Columbus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Christopher Columbus, the latinized name (whether from Italian (Colombo?), Spanish Colón or still another Romance language is disputed) of the European Renaissance (re?)discoverer of the Americas. (Wiktionary)