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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does District of Columbia mean? 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (noun)
  The noun DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA has 1 sense:

1. the district occupied entirely by the city of Washington; chosen by George Washington as the site of the nation's capital and created out of land ceded by Maryland and Virginia

  Familiarity information: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA used as a noun is very rare.


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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (noun)


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Meaning:

The district occupied entirely by the city of Washington; chosen by George Washington as the site of the nation's capital and created out of land ceded by Maryland and Virginia

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

D.C.; DC; District of Columbia

Instance hypernyms:

federal district (a district set apart as the seat of government of a federation)

Meronyms (parts of "District of Columbia"):

American capital; capital of the United States; Washington; Washington D.C. (the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791)

Holonyms ("District of Columbia" is a part of...):

America; the States; U.S.; U.S.A.; United States; United States of America; US; USA (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776)


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