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

  • The capital of the Cayman Islands, on Grand Cayman in the West Indies west of Jamaica. It is an international banking center. Population: 27,300.
  • The capital and largest city of Guyana, in the northern part of the country on the Atlantic Ocean. Founded by the British in 1781, it was called Stabroek while it was controlled by the Dutch and was renamed Georgetown in 1812. Population: 235,000.
  • A section of western Washington, D.C. Settled c. 1665, it was incorporated as a town in 1789 but lost its charter in 1871 and was annexed by Washington, D.C., in 1878. It is known for its fashionable old houses and private gardens.

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  • proper n. The capital city of Guyana.
  • proper n. A district in Washington, D.C.
  • proper n. A city in Kentucky, USA, with a population of about 21,000.


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  • GEORGETOWN (August 11, 2010) - A state district judge in Georgetown has sentenced Bobby Joe

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  • GEORGETOWN - Almost always when Lindsey Wilson visits the Georgetown basketball men, the results have not been good. Homepage

  • GEORGETOWN -- Housing officials in Georgetown are gathering forces to rehabilitate dilapidated housing and provide safe shelter for people living under bridges or in wooded areas. Local

  • GEORGETOWN -- A Georgetown business owner received unanimous support Thursday for the construction of a 45-foot-tall building to accommodate construction equipment needed to handle his product. Local

  • GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Barber shops across Georgetown, Guyana are buzzing with chatter about the latest trends, community happenings, neighbourhood gossip and now, ways to protect young people from HIV and AIDS.

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  • GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Reports 'coming out of the privately owned woodlands hospital here in Georgetown revealed that judicial manager of CLICO Guyana, Maria van Beek, is stable after she was shot around 8 hours on Thursday.

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  • GEORGETOWN -- Authorities will try to determine today what caused a 44-year-old Georgetown man driving a sport utility vehicle to go through a gate and into the Intracoastal Waterway. Local

  • GEORGETOWN, NY - The weather system that downed trees and ripped the roof off a home Saturday afternoon in Georgetown was indeed a tornado, meteorologists confirmed today.


  • GEORGETOWN - Rep. Mike Castle's recent "listening session" in Georgetown is bringing him YouTube fame, but not because of the topic.


  • GEORGETOWN INTERCOLLEGIATE RECAP: The University of Minnesota golf team placed three players in the top-16 individually and were able to secure its third consecutive top-five finish by placing fourth at the 2008 Georgetown Intercollegiate with a 36-hole score of 604. Headline News


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