Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or pertaining to, the state of Washington or its culture.
  • adj. Of, or pertaining to, Washington, D.C. or its culture.
  • adj. Of, or pertaining to, the life, values, or presidential administration of George Washington.
  • n. An inhabitant or a resident of the state of Washington.
  • n. An inhabitant or a resident of Washington, D.C..

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or characteristic of, George Washington.
  • adj. Designating, or pertaining to, a temperance society and movement started in Baltimore in 1840 on the principle of total abstinence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or relating to George Washington (1732–1799), first President of the United States, or to Washington, the capital of the United States, or to Washington, one of the United States, named after him.
  • n. An in habitant of Washington, the capital of the United States, or of Washington, one of the United States.

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

  • n. a native or resident of the state of Washington
  • n. a native or resident of the city of Washington
  • adj. of or relating to or in the manner of George Washington
  • adj. of or relating to the capital of the United States
  • adj. of or relating to or in the state of Washington
  • adj. of or relating to the people who run the federal government

Etymologies

From Washington +‎ -ian. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • New goals: CBS studio host James Brown, in Washingtonian magazine: "As soon as the football season is over, I intend to start pitching story ideas to 60 Minutes."

    Grading NFL coverage: Networks have room for improvement

  • He pointed to a recent piece in Washingtonian magazine that divided the Senate into categories.

    Roberts Court rulings on campaign finance reveal shifting makeup, forceful role

  • I certainly was not making negative comments about our fellow Washingtonian from the County Skagit (tulip land - where they will burst into color any day now).

    Are autos necessary?

  • For those with integrity, a word Washingtonian does not know the meaning of, here are the results that I saw at 12: 05 am on March 1:

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  • Five blog contributors were citedin Washingtonian’s Top 100 Tech Titanslist.

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  • Five blog contributors (including founding editor Jill Foster) were citedin Washingtonian’s Top 100 Tech Titans list.

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  • This new kind of exercise, in which we listen to ourselves and each other one might call "Washingtonian" in honor of the real man as opposed to the dysfunctional capitol city named for him.

    Carol Smaldino: George Washington vs. Barack Obama: A Question of Character

  • Tim Carman with the definitive take on the tempest over Washingtonian's unfortunate Ray's the Steaks review: "Yes, the phrasing isn't the best or as precise as it could be; it has an unfortunate anthropological tone to it, which naturally doesn't play in Ward 7, particularly coming from a magazine called the Washingtonian that doesn't consider Anacostia part of its coverage area."

    DeMorning DeBonis: June 18, 2010

  • The Washingtonian is a city magazine-it focuses almost exclusively on the Washington metropolitan area.

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  • KURTZ: When I saw the new cover of "Washingtonian" magazine, I thought, Barack Obama, shirtless in swim trunks?

    CNN Transcript Apr 26, 2009

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