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COLUMBUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Columbus mean? 

COLUMBUS (noun)
  The noun COLUMBUS has 4 senses:

1. the state capital of Ohio; located in the center of the state; site of Ohio State University
2. Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)
3. a town in eastern Mississippi near the border with Alabama
4. a city in western Georgia on the Chattahoochee River; industrial center

  Familiarity information: COLUMBUS used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COLUMBUS (noun)


Sense 1Columbus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state capital of Ohio; located in the center of the state; site of Ohio State University

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

capital of Ohio; Columbus

Instance hypernyms:

state capital (the capital city of a political subdivision of a country)

Meronyms (parts of "Columbus"):

Ohio State University (a university in Columbus, Ohio)

Holonyms ("Columbus" is a part of...):

Buckeye State; OH; Ohio (a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region)


Sense 2Columbus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Christopher Columbus; Cristobal Colon; Cristoforo Colombo; Columbus

Instance hypernyms:

navigator (in earlier times, a person who explored by ship)


Sense 3Columbus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A town in eastern Mississippi near the border with Alabama

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

town (an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city)

Holonyms ("Columbus" is a part of...):

Magnolia State; Mississippi; MS (a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War)


Sense 4Columbus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A city in western Georgia on the Chattahoochee River; industrial center

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

point of entry; port of entry (a port in the United States where customs officials are stationed to oversee the entry and exit of people and merchandise)


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