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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A state of the northwest United States on the Pacific Ocean. It was admitted as the 42nd state in 1889. Originally explored by Capt. James Cook (1778), Washington was the object of a dispute between England and the United States until 1846, when its northern border was set at the 49th parallel. Washington is noted for its lumber and defense industries. Olympia is the capital and Seattle the largest city. Population: 6,470,000.
  • The capital of the United States, on the Potomac River between Virginia and Maryland and coextensive with the District of Columbia. It was designed by Pierre L'Enfant and became the capital in 1800. In the War of 1812 the British captured and sacked (1814) Washington, burning most of the public buildings, including the Capitol and the White House. Population: 588,000.
  • Washington, Booker T(aliaferro) 1856-1915. American educator. Born into slavery, he acquired an education after emancipation and became the principal of Tuskegee Institute, which flourished under his tutelage (1881-1915).
  • Washington, George 1732-1799. American military leader and the first President of the United States (1789-1797). Commander of the American forces in the Revolutionary War (1775-1783), he presided over the Second Constitutional Convention (1787) and was elected President of the fledgling country (1789). He shunned partisan politics and in his farewell address (1796) warned against foreign involvement.
  • LakeWashington A lake in west-central Washington on the eastern boundary of Seattle.
  • Washington, Martha Dandridge Custis 1731-1802. First Lady of the United States (1789-1797) as the wife of President George Washington.
  • MountWashington A mountain, 1,917.8 m (6,288 ft) high, of eastern New Hampshire. It is the highest elevation in the White Mountains.

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  • proper n. George Washington, the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army of the American rebels and first President of the United States of America, from 1789 to 1797.
  • proper n. Washington, D.C., the federal capital of the United States since 1800.
  • proper n. The government or administrative authority of the United States.
  • proper n. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Olympia; largest city: Seattle.
  • proper n. A town in the county of Tyne and Wear in the Northeast of England.
  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A male given name popular during the first century of American independence, also in the form George Washington.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791
  • n. the federal government of the United States
  • n. United States educator who was born a slave but became educated and founded a college at Tuskegee in Alabama (1856-1915)
  • n. 1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799)
  • n. a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific

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  • DAVID BOHRMAN, CNN WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF: Well, we had expected a moving service and VIPs in Washington to turn out.

    CNN Transcript Jun 18, 2008

  • This I Believe munasar - seatac/washington/98188, Washington

    This I Believe

  • _______________________Washington, D. C: Before he was assassinated Dr. King and partners were organizing a poor people's march on Washington as part of a focus on economic injustice in America with its disproportionate impact on life and opportunity for minority communities (but also on white working class and poor as well).

    Transcript: Civil Rights and the Law

  • KATHLEEN KOCH, CNN WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT (voice over): Alix Mattison and her husband packed their bags and their twins and headed to a relative's home in Washington to escape Hurricane Dennis.

    CNN Transcript Jul 9, 2005

  • GWEN IFILL, HOST PBS'S WASHINGTON WEEK: I don't think even the most prescient reporter in Washington or anywhere out in the country thought it was going to -- that this statement, when we first heard about it, was going to force the Majority Leader from office.

    CNN Transcript Dec 21, 2002

  • FRANK SESNO, CNN WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF: Well, I'm told by Republican sources, Natalie, that there was another conference call from the Bush campaign -- senior members of the Bush campaign -- to their loyal supporters out in the land to include many United States senators here in Washington and beyond.

    CNN Transcript Nov 22, 2000

  • Adj.Gen. telegraphed from Washington, “Washington will fall from starvation alone within ten days.

    Chapter I

  • “I am confident, ” Rochambeau answered, “that our general (Washington) does not want us to give here a second edition of Savannah, ” and he felt the more anxious that, with the coming of recruits and going of veterans, and the short-term enlistments, “Washington would command now 15,000 men, now 5,000.

    Rochambeau and the French in America. I. From Unpublished Documents. IV

  • Speaking of his visit to Gen. Washington at Mount Vernon and _Washington_, it should be, and _Philadelphia_.

    Nuts for Future Historians to Crack

  • VIENNA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday it feared Iran may be working now to develop a nuclear-armed missile, as Washington warned Tehran of

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