American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A state of the eastern United States on Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It was admitted as one of the original Thirteen Colonies in 1788. Early colonizing attempts (1584-1587) by Sir Walter Raleigh failed, but in 1607 colonists dispatched by the London Company established the first permanent settlement at Jamestown (May 13). Virginia was a prime force in the move for independence and was the site of Lord Cornwallis's surrender in 1781. Virginia seceded in April 1861 and was the scene of many major battles during the Civil War, including the final campaigns that led to the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Richmond is the capital and Virginia Beach the largest city. Population: 7,710,000.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A favorite commercial brand of tobacco, grown and manufactured in Virginia.
- n. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Richmond. Largest city: Virginia Beach.
- n. A female given name.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One of the States of the United States of America.
- n. one of the British colonies that formed the United States
- n. a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
- n. a town in northeastern Minnesota in the heart of the Mesabi Range
- From Latin Virginia, feminine form of Virginius or Verginius, a Roman family name, possibly identical with Vergilius. The state was named for Elizabeth I as the Virgin Queen. (Wiktionary)
“It seems that the virginia polls in the state house and the governor want this, so as he is the senator for Virginia, he is doing what his state wants.”
“HEIDI, CALLER FROM VIRGINIA: Hi, my name is Heidi and I ` m from Virginia from the area that Chris Brown is from.”
“DONALD MCEACHIN, VIRGINIA STATE HOUSE: I can't think of a better time for Virginia to apologize for -- and to attune for the sins of slavery, than now during this 400th anniversary.”
“TIM FREILICH, VIRGINIA JUSTICE CENTER FOR FARM AND IMMIGRATION WORKERS: Using limited Virginia law enforcement resources to enforce a broken system, I think, leaves all Virginians less safe and less secure.”
“BOB MCDONNELL, VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: Well, Wolf, you're correct, this is a very dark day in Virginia history.”
“Incidentally, Thomas Jefferson in his list of plants native to Virginia, as published in his _Notes on the State of Virginia_, which was written in 1781, and published in 1782, in 1784-1785, and in 1787, lists among other plants the "Hazelnut (_Corylus Avellana_)", which apparently should have been called _Corylus americana_ Walters.”
“BY THE VIRGINIA COMPANY (1619) IT is asked what land the children are to have in return for their going over to Virginia.”
“Virginia Company_ (1868), _Virginia Carolorum_ (1886), _Virginia”
“ Read the description of early Virginia in J.E. Cooke's _Virginia_”
“Virginia after the death of his brother, but the claim is not tenable according to an exhaustive review of his book in the _Virginia”
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