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 Dictionary entry overview: What does West Virginia mean? 

  The noun WEST VIRGINIA has 1 sense:

1. a state in east central United States

  Familiarity information: WEST VIRGINIA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1West Virginia [BACK TO TOP]


A state in east central United States

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position


Mountain State; West Virginia; WV

Instance hypernyms:

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

Meronyms (parts of "West Virginia"):

Monongahela; Monongahela River (a river that rises in northern West Virginia and flows north into Pennsylvania where it joins the Allegheny River at Pittsburgh to form the Ohio River)

Kanawha; Kanawha River (a tributary of the Ohio River in West Virginia)

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

Wheeling (a city in the northern panhandle of West Virginia on the Ohio river)

Parkersburg (a city in northwestern West Virginia on the Ohio river)

Morgantown (a city in northern West Virginia on the Monongahela river near the Pennsylvania border; site of the University of West Virginia)

Harper's Ferry; Harpers Ferry (a small town in northeastern West Virginia that was the site of a raid in 1859 by the abolitionist John Brown and his followers who captured an arsenal that was located there)

Huntington (a city of western West Virginia on the Ohio river at the mouth of the Kanawha)

Fayetteville (a town in central West Virginia on the New River)

Clarksburg (a city in northern West Virginia)

capital of West Virginia; Charleston (state capital of West Virginia in the central part of the state on the Kanawha river)

Beckley (a city in southern West Virginia)

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)

Holonyms ("West Virginia" 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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