from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of western Georgia on the Chattahoochee River south-southwest of Atlanta. Settled in 1828 on the site of a Creek village, it is a port of entry and major industrial center. Population: 189,000.
- A city of south-central Indiana south-southeast of Indianapolis. It was a supply depot for Union troops during the Civil War. Population: 39,700.
- The capital of Ohio, in the central part of the state. Laid out in 1812, it is a major industrial, commercial, and cultural center. Population: 733,000.
- Columbus, Christopher 1451-1506. Italian explorer in the service of Spain who determined that the earth was round and attempted to reach Asia by sailing west from Europe, thereby reaching America (1492). He made three subsequent voyages to the Caribbean in his quest for a sea route to China.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A male given name.
- proper n. Christopher Columbus (1451?-1506), Italian explorer of the Americas.
- proper n. One of various cities in the USA, among others the capital of Ohio.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a town in eastern Mississippi near the border with Alabama
- n. the state capital of Ohio; located in the center of the state; site of Ohio State University
- n. Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)
- n. a city in western Georgia on the Chattahoochee River; industrial center
From Latin columbus ("a dove") (Wiktionary)