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WASHINGTON D.C.

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WASHINGTON D.C. (noun)
  The noun WASHINGTON D.C. has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: WASHINGTON D.C. used as a noun is very rare.


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WASHINGTON D.C. (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

American capital; capital of the United States; Washington; Washington D.C.

Instance hypernyms:

national capital (the capital city of a nation)

Meronyms (parts of "Washington D.C."):

Capitol; Capitol Building (the government building in Washington where the United States Senate and the House of Representatives meet)

Lincoln Memorial (memorial building in Washington containing a large marble statue of Abraham Lincoln)

Washington Monument (a tall stone obelisk in Washington honoring George Washington)

White House (the government building that serves as the residence and office of the President of the United States)

Capitol Hill; the Hill (a hill in Washington, D.C., where the Capitol Building sits and Congress meets)

Georgetown (a section of northwestern Washington, D.C.)

Instance hyponyms:

Potomac (term sometimes used to refer to Washington, D.C.)

Holonyms ("Washington D.C." is a part of...):

D.C.; DC; District of Columbia (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)


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