from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A community of southwest British Columbia, Canada, a suburb of Vancouver on the Strait of Georgia. Population: 174,000.
- A city of western California on an inlet of San Francisco Bay north-northwest of Oakland. It is a port and industrial center. Population: 102,000.
- The capital of Virginia, in the east-central part of the state on the James River north of Petersburg. Settled in the 17th century, it became the capital of Virginia in 1779 and was strategically important in the American Revolution and the Civil War, during which it was the capital of the Confederacy. The evacuation of Richmond by Confederate troops on April 3, 1865, led to Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant on April 9. Population: 193,000.
- See Staten Island.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The capital of Virginia.
- proper n. A common place name (Richmonds on Wikipedia)
- proper n. A surname derived from the English place name.
- proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. capital of the state of Virginia located in the east central part of the state; was capital of the Confederacy during the American Civil War
Old English riche ("rich") + mont ("hill") (Wiktionary)