from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital and largest city of Georgia, in the northwest part of the state. It was founded in 1837 at the end of the railroad line as Terminus and renamed Atlanta in 1845. Almost entirely burned on November 15, 1864, before the start of Union general William Tecumseh Sherman's march to the sea, the city was rapidly rebuilt and became the permanent state capital in 1877. Population: 486,000.
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- proper n. The capital and largest city of the State of Georgia, USA.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of small glassy heteropod mollusks found swimming at the surface in mid ocean. See heteropod.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of mollusks, typical of the family Atlantidœ, having the twisted visceral sac inclosed in a dextral spiral shell, and the foot provided with an operculum. A. peroni is a Mediterranean species.
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- n. a siege in which Federal troops under Sherman cut off the railroads supplying the city and then burned it; 1864
- n. state capital and largest city of Georgia; chief commercial center of the southeastern United States; was plundered and burned by Sherman's army during the American Civil War
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