from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An estate of northeast Virginia on the Potomac River near Washington, D.C. It was the home of George Washington from 1752 until his death in 1799. The mansion, built in 1743 by Lawrence Washington, George's half-brother, has been restored and is open to the public.
- A city of southeast New York adjacent to the Bronx. Primarily residential, it was laid out as a planned community in the 1850s. Population: 68,400.
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- n. the former residence of George Washington in northeastern Virginia overlooking the Potomac river
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To this lovely home, surrounded by lawns and stately trees, Lawrence gave the name Mount Vernon, in honor of the Admiral under whom he had served.
- Most of the Montverde Academy (Fla.) players glossed over the name Mount Vernon when they looked at the schedule before the season.
We also visited Mount Vernon, which is where George Washington lived.
That left Baltimore, and a neighborhood of aspiration called Mount Vernon, after the square that dominated it.
In his little studio in Mount Vernon, which is perpetually hidden by scaffolding and a not-so-fine layer of dust, Patrick paints crazy and fabulous comic-inspired women.
He spent less time at Ferry Farm as he grew older, often taking trips north to visit his half-brother, Lawrence, at Little Hunting Creek (later known as Mount Vernon).
When "Wakefield" was destroyed, the family lived for a time in a home, later called Mount Vernon, in Fairfax County.
When he was eleven years old, Washington's father died, and his older half-brother, Lawrence, who inherited the estate now known as Mount Vernon, became his guardian.
Washington left all his children in a state of comparative independence; to his eldest son by the first marriage he left an estate (afterward called Mount Vernon) of twenty-five hundred acres and shares in iron works situated in Virginia and Maryland; to the second, an estate in
Although George Washington spent so much of his time at Greenway Court, he still called Mount Vernon his home.
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