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Vir·gin·ia(vər-jĭn′yə) Abbr. VA or Va.
A state of the eastern United States on Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, it was the site of unsuccessful early colonizing attempts (1584-1587) by Sir Walter Raleigh, but in 1607 colonists dispatched by the London Company established the first permanent settlement at Jamestown (May 13). Virginia was a prime force in the move for independence and was the site of Lord Cornwallis's surrender in 1781. Virginia ratified the United States Constitution in 1788. It was the scene of many major battles during the Civil War, including the final campaigns that led to the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Richmond is the capital.
Vir·gin′ian adj. & n.
(sometimes not capital) a type of flue-cured tobacco grown originally in Virginia
(Placename) a state of the eastern US, on the Atlantic: site of the first permanent English settlement in North America; consists of a low-lying deeply indented coast rising inland to the Piedmont plateau and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Capital: Richmond. Pop: 7 386 330 (2003 est). Area: 103 030 sq km (39 780 sq miles). Abbreviation: Va or VA (with zip code)
1. a state in the E United States, on the Atlantic coast: part of the historical South. 7,078,515; 40,815 sq. mi. (105,710 sq. km). Cap.: Richmond. Abbr.: VA, Va.
2. (italics) Merrimack (def. 2).
Vir•gin′ian, n., adj.
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|Noun||1.||Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War|
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
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 Army under A. E. Burnside was defeated by the Confederate Army under Robert E. Lee
Petersburg Campaign, Petersburg - 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
siege of Yorktown, Yorktown - in 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops; the surrender ended the American Revolution
Shenandoah National Park - a national park in Virginia for the Blue Ridge Mountains
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - 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
Confederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States of America, Dixie, Dixieland, South - the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
South - the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line
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 to the 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
Bull Run - a creek in northeastern Virginia where two battles were fought in the American Civil War
Chancellorsville - a village in northeastern Virginia
Fredericksburg - a town in northeastern Virginia on the Rappahannock River
Petersburg - a town in southeastern Virginia (south of Richmond); scene of heavy fighting during the American Civil War
Spotsylvania - a village in northeastern Virginia where battles were fought during the American Civil War
Yorktown - a historic village in southeastern Virginia to the north of Newport News; site of the last battle of the American Revolution
Mount Vernon - the former residence of George Washington in northeastern Virginia overlooking the Potomac river
Alleghenies, Allegheny Mountains - the western part of the Appalachian Mountains; extending from northern Pennsylvania to southwestern Virginia
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
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
|2.||Virginia - one of the British colonies that formed the United States|
|3.||Virginia - a town in northeastern Minnesota in the heart of the Mesabi Range|