South Carolina


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South Car·o·li·na

 (kăr′ə-lī′nə) Abbr. SC or S.C.
A state of the southeast United States bordering on the Atlantic Ocean. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, it was explored by the Spanish in the early 1500s but was granted by Charles II of England to eight of his principal supporters in 1663. The territory was divided into the colonies of North Carolina and South Carolina in 1729. South Carolina ratified the United States Constitution in 1788. It was the first state to secede from the Union (1860), thus precipitating the Civil War. Columbia is the capital and the largest city.

South Car′o·lin′i·an (-lĭn′ē-ən) adj. & n.

South Carolina

n
(Placename) a state of the southeastern US, on the Atlantic: the first state to secede from the Union in 1860; consists largely of low-lying coastal plains, rising in the northwest to the Blue Ridge Mountains; the largest US textile producer. Capital: Columbia. Pop: 4 147 152 (2003 est). Area: 78 282 sq km (30 225 sq miles). Abbreviation and zip code: SC

South′ Caroli′na


n.
a state in the SE United States, on the Atlantic coast. 4,012,012; 31,055 sq. mi. (80,430 sq. km). Cap.: Columbia. Abbr.: SC, S.C.
South′ Carolin′ian, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.South Carolina - one of the British colonies that formed the United StatesSouth Carolina - one of the British colonies that formed the United States
2.South Carolina - a state in the Deep South; one of the original 13 colonies
battle of Cowpens, Cowpens - battle in the American Revolution; Americans under Daniel Morgan defeated the British
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
Deep South - the southeastern region of the United States: South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama and Mississippi and Louisiana; prior to the American Civil War all these states produced cotton and permitted slavery
Carolina, Carolinas - the area of the states of North Carolina and South Carolina
capital of South Carolina, Columbia - capital and largest city in South Carolina; located in central South Carolina
Charleston - a port city in southeastern South Carolina
Florence - a town in northeast South Carolina; transportation center
Greenville - a town in northwest South Carolina in the Piedmont
Pee Dee, Pee Dee River - a river that flows through central North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina to the Atlantic Ocean
Savannah River, Savannah - a river in South Carolina that flows southeast to the Atlantic
Translations
Jižní Karolína
South Carolina
Caroline du Sud
References in classic literature ?
In 1759 he was sent to be governor of South Carolina.
He might have taken it to South Carolina," observed Clara.
In Massachusetts the percentage of white illiteracy is eight-tenths of one per cent, while in South Carolina it is thirteen and six-tenths per cent; also in South Carolina there is a property qualification for voters--and for these and other reasons child labor is the rule, and so the cotton mills were driving those of Massachusetts out of the business.
At the very close of the campaign they bethought themselves of the fact that the strike had been broken by Negroes, and so they sent for a South Carolina fire-eater, the "pitchfork senator," as he was called, a man who took off his coat when he talked to workingmen, and damned and swore like a Hessian.
The President is to continue in office for the period of four years; as in New York and Delaware, the chief magistrate is elected for three years, and in South Carolina for two years.
The number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.
I warn the abolitionists,' says South Carolina, 'ignorant, infuriated barbarians as they are, that if chance shall throw any of them into our hands, he may expect a felon's death.
I could not bear to be ignorant before a cultivated negro, the offspring of a South Carolina slave.
We are in full view of the low coast of South Carolina.
Mills, sitting silent with his air of watchful intelligence, seemed to read my thoughts, waved his pipe slightly and explained: "The Captain is from South Carolina.
He carried huge insurances, could buy himself royal annuities, and between one of his places in Colorado and a little society (that would do the wife good), say in Washington and the South Carolina islands, a man might forget plans that had come to nothing.
To avoid the mortification consequent upon his disasters, he left New Orleans, the city of his forefathers, and took up his residence at Sullivan's Island, near Charleston, South Carolina.

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