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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

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Columbus

[kəˈlʌmbəs] n Christopher ColumbusCristoforo Colombo
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His name was Joe Welling, and his fa- ther had been a man of some dignity in the commu- nity, a lawyer, and a member of the state legislature at Columbus.
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:
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?
Cudjoe must put in the horses, as quietly as may be, about twelve o'clock, and I'll take her over; and then, to give color to the matter, he must carry me on to the next tavern to take the stage for Columbus, that comes by about three or four, and so it will look as if I had had the carriage only for that.
You may name it America, but it is not America; neither Americus Vespueius, nor Columbus, nor the rest were the discoverers of it.
It came into my mind in the nick of time, how Columbus, or Cortez, or one of those people, played an eclipse as a saving trump once, on some savages, and I saw my chance.
That drop was falling when the Pyramids were new; when Troy fell; when the foundations of Rome were laid when Christ was crucified; when the Conqueror created the British empire; when Columbus sailed; when the massacre at Lexington was "news.
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.
Such of late COLUMBUS found th' AMERICAN to girt With featherd Cincture, naked else and wilde Among the Trees on Iles and woodie Shores.
From the first discovery of the Western Hemisphere by Columbus until the settlement of Virginia which immediately preceded that of Plymouth, the various adventurers from the ancient world had exhibited upon innumerable occasions that ardor of enterprise and that stubbornness of pursuit which set all danger at defiance, and chained the violence of nature at their feet.
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 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.