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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Old Dominion mean? 

  The noun OLD DOMINION has 1 sense:

1. a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War

  Familiarity information: OLD DOMINION used as a noun is very rare.

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A state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War

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Nouns denoting spatial position


Old Dominion; Old Dominion State; VA; Virginia

Instance hypernyms:

American state (one of the 50 states of the United States)

Meronyms (parts of "Old Dominion"):

Shenandoah Valley (a large valley between the Allegheny Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains in northern Virginia; site of numerous battles during the American Civil War)

Alleghenies; Allegheny Mountains (the western part of the Appalachian Mountains; extending from northern Pennsylvania to southwestern Virginia)

Mount Vernon (the former residence of George Washington in northeastern Virginia overlooking the Potomac river)

Yorktwon (a village in southeastern Virginia north of Newport News)

Wilderness (a wooded region in northeastern Virginia near Spotsylvania where inconclusive battles were fought in the American Civil War)

Spotsylvania (a village in northeastern Virginia where battles were fought during the American Civil War)

Petersburg (a town in southeastern Virginia (south of Richmond); scene of heavy fighting during the American Civil War)

Fredericksburg (a town in northeastern Virginia on the Rappahannock River)

Blue Ridge; Blue Ridge Mountains (a range of the Appalachians extending from southern Pennsylvania to northern Georgia)

Chesapeake Bay (a large inlet of the North Atlantic between Virginia and Maryland; fed by Susquehanna River)

Clinch River (a river that rises in southwestern Virginia and flows generally southwestward across eastern Tennessee to the Tennessee River)

Elizabeth River (a short river in southeastern Virginia flowing between Norfolk and Portsmouth into Hampton Roads)

Hampton Roads (a channel in southeastern Virginia through which the Elizabeth River and the James River flow into Chesapeake Bay)

James; James River (a river in Virginia that flows east into Chesapeake Bay at Hampton Roads)

Potomac; Potomac River (a river in the east central United States; rises in West Virginia in the Appalachian Mountains and flows eastward, forming the boundary between Maryland and Virginia, to the Chesapeake Bay)

Rappahannock; Rappahannock River (a river that flows across eastern Virginia into the Tidewater region)

Shenandoah River (a river of northern Virginia that empties into the Potomac at Harpers Ferry)

Chancellorsville (a village in northeastern Virginia)

Bull Run (a creek in northeastern Virginia where two battles were fought in the American Civil War)

Shenandoah National Park (a national park in Virginia for the Blue Ridge Mountains)

capital of Virginia; Richmond (capital of the state of Virginia located in the east central part of the state; was capital of the Confederacy during the American Civil War)

Blacksburg (a university town in southwestern Virginia (west of Roanoke) in the Allegheny Mountains)

Jamestown (a former village on the James River in Virginia north of Norfolk; site of the first permanent English settlement in America in 1607)

Newport News (a port city in southeastern Virginia at the mouth of the James River off Hampton Roads; large shipyards)

Norfolk (port city located in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay; headquarters of the Atlantic fleet of the United States Navy)

Lynchburg (a city in central Virginia)

Portsmouth (a port city in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River opposite Norfolk; naval base; shipyards)

Roanoke (a city in southwestern Virginia)

Virginia Beach (the largest city in Virginia; long overshadowed by Norfolk but growing rapidly since 1970; with 28 miles of public beaches tourism is a major factor in the economy; site of three United States Navy bases)

Domain member region:

Chancellorsville (a major battle in the American Civil War (1863); the Confederates under Robert E. Lee defeated the Union forces under Joseph Hooker)

Battle of Fredericksburg; Fredericksburg (an important battle in the American Civil War (1862); the Union's army under A. E. Burnside was defeated by the Confederate army under Robert E. Lee)

Petersburg; Petersburg Campaign (the final campaign of the American Civil War (1864-65); Union forces under Grant besieged and finally defeated Confederate forces under Lee)

battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse; Spotsylvania (a battle between the armies of Grant and Lee during the Wilderness Campaign)

Wilderness Campaign (American Civil War; a series of indecisive battles in Grant's campaign (1864) against Lee in which both armies suffered terrible losses)

Yorktown (in 1781 during the American Revolution the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops)

Battle of Bull Run; Bull Run (either of two battles during the American Civil War (1861 and 1862); Confederate forces defeated the Federal army in both battles)

Holonyms ("Old Dominion" 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)

Holonyms ("Old Dominion" is a member of...):

Confederacy; Confederate States; Confederate States of America; Dixie; Dixieland; South (the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861)

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