American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of southwest British Columbia, Canada, on the Strait of Georgia opposite Vancouver Island. The largest city in the province, it is a major port, commercial and industrial center, and railroad hub. Population: 578,000.
- A city of southwest Washington on the Columbia River opposite Portland, Oregon. Founded as Fort Vancouver by the Hudson's Bay Company in the 1820s, it is a deep-water port with shipyards, lumber mills, and other processing facilities. Population: 159,000.
- Vancouver, George 1757-1798. British navigator who led an expedition to the coasts of Australia, New Zealand, and the Hawaiian Islands (1791-1792) and to the Pacific coast of North America (1792-1794), where he circumnavigated Vancouver Island.
- MountVancouver A peak, 4,873.6 m (15,979 ft) high, in the St. Elias Mountains of southwest Yukon Territory, Canada, near the Alaskan border.
- n. A family name.
- n. A large city and seaport in British Columbia, Canada
- n. A city in the state of Washington, USA.
- n. A mountain between Alaska and Canada in the Saint Elias Mountains.
- n. English navigator remembered for his exploration of the Pacific coast of North America (1757-1798)
- n. a town in southwestern Washington on the Columbia River across from Portland, Oregon
- n. a port city in southwestern British Columbia on an arm of the Pacific Ocean opposite Vancouver Island; Canada's chief Pacific port and third largest city
- The family name is from the Dutch place name Coevorden ("the place where cows ford the river") via the Dutch family name van Coevorden ("a person from Coevorden"). The place names are derived from the family name, being named after George Vancouver, an English explorer who charted the northwestern Pacific coast of North America in a 1791-1794 expedition. (Wiktionary)
“Getty Images VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 13: Apolo Anton Ohno of United States competes in 1500 m men's short track final on day 2 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Pacific Coliseum on February 13, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.”
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“VANCOUVER, B.C. - New mothers who want to give up their infants because they face addiction, poverty, or are still just children themselves, will soon be able to walk away after anonymously dropping their babies off at a Vancouver hospital.”
“VANCOUVER - Vancouver police are looking for a woman suspected of stealing a painting worth thousands of dollars from a 105-year-old woman living in a rest home.”
“VANCOUVER -- Roland Melanson has been hired as the goaltending coach for the Vancouver”
“VANCOUVER - Police are taking violent threats against Vancouver MP Ujjal Dosanjh "very, very seriously.”
“VANCOUVER - Anti-Olympic protesters clashed with police in Vancouver on Saturday, as the demonstrators smashed windows and spray-painted cars and buses.”
“VANCOUVER - Twenty-two people who came to Vancouver during the 2010 Olympics have made refugee claims in Canada, seven of them members of the "Olympic family.”
“VANCOUVER, February 20 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Alexander Tretyakov won the bronze medal in the men's skeleton on Friday at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.”
“VANCOUVER: The Winter Olympics suffered a miserable start on Saturday when the men's skiing downhill was postponed and protests turned violent in Vancouver, but the luge went ahead despite the death of a Georgian slider.”
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