from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A country in the Caucasus on the Black Sea. It developed as a kingdom around the 4th century B.C. and reached the height of its prosperity in the 12th and 13th centuries. Ruled by both Turkey and Persia at various times, Georgia was acquired by Russia between 1801 and 1829. The region was briefly independent (1918-1921), but was invaded by the Red Army in 1921 and proclaimed a Soviet republic. It was joined with Armenia and Azerbaijan to form the Transcaucasian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic from 1922 to 1936, when it became a separate republic, known as the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic until declaring its independence in 1991. The capital and largest city is Tbilisi. Population: 4,650,000.
- A state of the southeast United States. It was admitted as one of the original Thirteen Colonies in 1788. Georgia was founded in 1732 by a group led by the British philanthropist James Oglethorpe and named for King George II. Atlanta is the capital and the largest city. Population: 9,540,000.
- Strait ofGeorgia A channel between Vancouver Island, Canada, and mainland British Columbia and northern Washington State. Part of the Inland Passage to Alaska, the strait links Puget Sound with Queen Charlotte Sound.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Atlanta.
- proper n. A female given name.
- proper n. A country in Caucasus region of Eurasia. Official name: Georgia. Capital: Tbilisi.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In herpetology, a genus of ordinary colubriform serpents, the type of which is G. couperi of the southern United States.
- n. In entomology, a genus of longicorn beetles, of the family Cerambycidœ, having but one species, G. xanthomelœna of South America.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of the British colonies that formed the United States
- n. a republic in Asia Minor on the Black Sea separated from Russia by the Caucasus mountains; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
- n. a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Latinate feminine form of George, from Ancient Greek Γεώργιος (georgios, "farmer"). (Wiktionary)