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|Noun||1.||American capital - 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|
Capitol Building, Capitol - 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 stone obelisk built in Washington in 1884 to honor George Washington; 555 feet tall
White House - the government building that serves as the residence and office of the President of the United States
D.C., DC, District of Columbia - the district occupied entirely by the city of Washington; chosen by George Washington as the site of the capital of the United States and created out of land ceded by Maryland and Virginia
Capitol Hill, the Hill - a hill in Washington, D.C., where the Capitol Building sits and Congress meets; "they are debating the budget today on Capitol Hill"
Georgetown - a section of northwestern Washington, D.C.