Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A country in the Caucasus on the Black Sea. It developed as a kingdom around the 4th century BC and reached the height of its prosperity in the 12th and 13th centuries. Ruled by both Turkey and Persia at various times, Georgia was acquired by Russia between 1801 and 1878. The region was briefly independent (1918–1921), but was invaded by the Red Army in 1921 and proclaimed a Soviet republic. It was joined with Armenia and Azerbaijan to form the Transcaucasian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic from 1922 to 1936, when it became a separate republic, known as the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic until declaring its independence in 1991. The capital and largest city is Tbilisi.
  • A state of the southeast United States. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, it was founded in 1732 by a group led by the British philanthropist James Oglethorpe and named for King George II. Georgia ratified the United States Constitution in 1788. Atlanta is the capital and the largest city.
  • Strait of,The northern part of the Salish Sea, lying between Vancouver Island, Canada, and mainland British Columbia and northern Washington State. It forms part of the Inland Passage to Alaska.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In herpetology, a genus of ordinary colubriform serpents, the type of which is G. couperi of the southern United States.
  • noun In entomology, a genus of longicorn beetles, of the family Cerambycidœ, having but one species, G. xanthomelœna of South America.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A country in Caucasus region of Eurasia. Official name: Georgia. Capital: Tbilisi.
  • proper noun A female given name.
  • proper noun A state of the United States of America. Capital: Atlanta.

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

  • noun one of the British colonies that formed the United States
  • noun a republic in Asia Minor on the Black Sea separated from Russia by the Caucasus mountains; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
  • noun a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

Etymologies

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Latinate feminine form of George, from Ancient Greek Γεώργιος (georgios, "farmer").

Examples

  • BRIDGET, GEORGIA: Hi, my name is Bridget from Georgia.

    CNN Transcript Mar 20, 2009

  • Indiana does not. so I think georgia would swing dem before Indiana does, as would a state like NC and even Tennessee. after all clinton won Georgia but never came close to winning Indiana. thanks to the black population

    Poll: Presidential Race A Dead Heat -- In Georgia

  • Shakh Aivazov/Associated Press GEORGIA RALLY: Georgia residents who oppose President Mikhail Saakashvili sought shelter from the rain as they gathered in front of parliament in Tbilisi Wednesday to call for his resignation.

    Today's Photos: April 15

  • David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters VIOLENCE IN GEORGIA: On Aug. 8, Russian troops and tanks rolled into Georgia to push back a Georgian military offensive aimed at regaining control of the breakaway region South Ossetia from Russian-backed separatists.

    The Year in Photos: War and Conflict

  • David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters VIOLENCE IN GEORGIA: On Aug. 8, Russian troops and tanks rolled into Georgia to push back a Georgian military offensive aimed at regaining control of the breakaway region South Ossetia from Russian-backed separatists.

    Photos of the Year, 2008

  • GEORGIA HEARING: The Senate Committee on Armed Services holds a hearing on “the current situation in Georgia and implications for U.S. policy.”

    Tuesday Buzz: hunting in Alaska

  • Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters LIFE GOES ON IN GEORGIA: A woman hung laundry Sunday amid the rubble of homes that were destroyed during last month's fighting in Tskhinvali, Georgia.

    Today's WSJ in Photos: Sept. 8, 2008

  • JIM MARTIN (D), GEORGIA SENATE CANDIDATE: Bringing in Sarah Palin is not going to help him because the voters of Georgia want somebody who will stand up for them in Washington, somebody who understands their issues.

    CNN Transcript Dec 1, 2008

  • MIKHAIL SAAKASHVILI, GEORGIA: Well, I mean, Georgia is under attack.

    CNN Transcript Aug 8, 2008

  • SAXBY CHAMBLISS (R), GEORGIA: Please help me give a Georgia welcome to the honorable John McCain.

    CNN Transcript Nov 19, 2008

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  • For more about the state in the southern part of the United States, see the list Georgia on my mind.

    March 21, 2011

  • For even more about the state, see super-julia's stompin' and pickin' list.

    July 29, 2011