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Co·lum·bus

 (kə-lŭm′bəs)
1. A city of western Georgia on the Chattahoochee River south-southwest of Atlanta. Settled in 1828 on the site of a Creek village, it is a port of entry and major industrial center.
2. A city of south-central Indiana south-southeast of Indianapolis. Founded in 1820, it is known for its modern architecture.
3. The capital of Ohio, in the central part of the state on the Scioto River. Laid out as the capital in 1812, it is a major commercial center and the seat of The Ohio State University (established 1873).

Columbus

(kəˈlʌmbəs)
n
1. (Placename) a city in central Ohio: the state capital. Pop: 728 432 (2003 est)
2. (Placename) a city in W Georgia, on the Chattahoochee River. Pop: 185 702 (2003 est)

Columbus

(kəˈlʌmbəs)
n
(Biography) Christopher. Spanish name Cristóbal Colón, Italian name Cristoforo Colombo. 1451–1506, Italian navigator and explorer in the service of Spain, who discovered the New World (1492)

Co•lum•bus

(kəˈlʌm bəs)

n.
1. Christopher (Sp. Cristóbal Colón; It. Cristoforo Colombo), 1446?–1506, Italian navigator in Spanish service: traditionally considered the discoverer of America 1492.
2. the capital of Ohio, in the central part. 657,053.
3. a city in W Georgia. 182,828.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Columbus - the state capital of OhioColumbus - the state capital of Ohio; located in the center of the state; site of Ohio State University
Ohio State University - a university in Columbus, Ohio
Buckeye State, OH, Ohio - a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
2.Columbus - Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)Columbus - Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)
3.Columbus - a town in eastern Mississippi near the border with Alabama
Magnolia State, Mississippi, MS - a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War
4.Columbus - a city in western Georgia on the Chattahoochee River; industrial center
Translations

Columbus

[kəˈlʌmbəs]
A. NColón
B. CPD Columbus Day NDía m de la Raza

Columbus

nKolumbus m

Columbus

[kəˈlʌmbəs] n Christopher ColumbusCristoforo Colombo
References in classic literature ?
While we were still in Columbus I began to read them, but I did not read so much of them as could have helped me to a truer and freer ideal.
Finally they reached the point now known as Cape Gracias-a-Dios, and when they let the anchor go, and found that in a short time it came to rest on the floor of the ocean, some one of the sailors--perhaps Columbus himself-- is said to have remarked:
But this extraordinary creature could transport itself from one place to another with surprising velocity; as, in an interval of three days, the Governor Higginson and the Columbus had observed it at two different points of the chart, separated by a distance of more than seven hundred nautical leagues.
The decision at which Bill had arrived with such dramatic suddenness in the middle of Piccadilly was the same at which some centuries earlier Columbus had arrived in the privacy of his home.
Thus, if I believe that Columbus crossed the Atlantic in 1492, the "objective" of my belief is Columbus's actual voyage, and the "reference" of my belief is the relation between my belief and the voyage--that relation, namely, in virtue of which the voyage makes my belief true (or, in another case, false).
Another case, very clearly described by a dentist, occurred at the town of Columbus, in the United States of America, quite recently.
On his marriage day, because of his ability, he was promoted to a position as dispatcher at an increased salary and sent to an office at Columbus, Ohio.
That is one of the first heart-beating surprises that come upon the boy Columbus, as he sets out to discover the New World of woman; and indeed his surprise has not seldom deepened into admiration, as he has found that not only does woman eat, but frequently eats a lot.
Oh, Christopher Columbus, Christopher Columbus, what did you do when you discovered America?
What was America in but a loose-fish, in which Columbus struck the Spanish standard by way of waifing it for his royal master and mistress?
The railroad which ran through this section ascended from the south-west to the north-west by Great Island, Columbus, an important Nebraska town, Schuyler, and Fremont, to Omaha.
He had heard of a Spanish ship, which was cast away in 1502, during the lifetime of Columbus.