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Wash·ing·ton

 (wŏsh′ĭng-tən, wô′shĭng-)
1. Abbr. WA or Wash. A state of the northwest United States on the Pacific Ocean. It was admitted as the 42nd state in 1889. Explored by Capt. James Cook in 1778, Washington was the object of a dispute between Britain and the United States until 1846, when its northern border was set at the 49th parallel. Olympia is the capital and Seattle the largest city.
2. The capital of the United States, on the Potomac River between Virginia and Maryland and coextensive with the District of Columbia. It was designed by Pierre L'Enfant and became the capital in 1800. In the War of 1812 the British captured and sacked (1814) Washington, burning most of the public buildings, including the Capitol and the White House.

Wash′ing·to′ni·an (wŏsh′ĭng-tō′nē-ən, wô′shĭng-) adj. & n.

Washington

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1. (Placename) a state of the northwestern US, on the Pacific: consists of the Coast Range and the Olympic Mountains in the west and the Columbia Plateau in the east. Capital: Olympia. Pop: 6 131 445 (2003 est). Area: 172 416 sq km (66 570 sq miles). Abbreviation: Wash or WA (with zip code)
2. (Placename) Also called: Washington, DC the capital of the US, coextensive with the District of Columbia and situated near the E coast on the Potomac River: site chosen by President Washington in 1790; contains the White House and the Capitol; a major educational and administrative centre. Pop: 563 384 (2003 est)
3. (Placename) a town in Tyne and Wear: designated a new town in 1964. Pop: 53 388 (2001)
4. (Placename) Mount Washington a mountain in N New Hampshire, in the White Mountains: the highest peak in the northeast US; noted for extreme weather conditions. Height: 1917 m (6288 ft)
5. (Placename) Lake Washington a lake in W Washington, forming the E boundary of the city of Seattle: linked by canal with Puget Sound. Length: about 32 km (20 miles). Width: 6 km (4 miles)

Washington

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1. (Biography) Booker T(aliaferro). 1856–1915, US Black educationalist and writer
2. (Biography) Denzil (ˈdɛnzəl). US film actor; his films include Glory (1990), Malcolm X (1992), The Hurricane (1999), and John Q. (2002)
3. (Biography) George. 1732–99, US general and statesman; first president of the US (1789–97). He was appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army (1775) at the outbreak of the War of American Independence, which ended with his defeat of Cornwallis at Yorktown (1781). He presided over the convention at Philadelphia (1787) that formulated the constitution of the US and elected him president

Wash•ing•ton

(ˈwɒʃ ɪŋ tən, ˈwɔ ʃɪŋ-)

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1. Booker T(al•ia•ferro) (ˈtɒl ə vər) 1856–1915, U.S. reformer and educator.
2. George, 1732–99, U.S. general: 1st president of the U.S. 1789–97.
3. Martha (Martha Dandridge), 1732–1802, wife of George.
4. Also called Washington, D.C. the capital of the United States, on the Potomac: coextensive with the District of Columbia. 572,059.
5. a state in the NW United States, on the Pacific coast. 5,894,121; 68,192 sq. mi. (176,615 sq. km). Cap.: Olympia. Abbr.: WA, Wash.
6. Mount, a mountain in N New Hampshire, in the White Mountains: highest peak in the northeastern U.S. 6293 ft. (1918 m).
7. Lake, a lake in W Washington, near Seattle. 20 mi. (32 km) long.
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Noun1.Washington - the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist meccaWashington - 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.
2.Washington - a state in northwestern United States on the PacificWashington - a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
Pacific Northwest - a region of the northwestern United States usually including Washington and Oregon and sometimes southwestern British Columbia
Mount Ranier National Park - a national park in Washington having mountain terrain featuring glaciers and alpine lakes and streams and swamps
North Cascades National Park - a national park in Washington that is an alpine wilderness area featuring gold rush and logging campsites
Olympic National Park - a national park in Washington having rain forests of giant evergreens
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
Cape Flattery - a cape of northwestern Washington
Aberdeen - a town in western Washington
Bellingham - a town in northwestern Washington on a bay near the Canadian border
Kennewick - a town in southern Washington on the Columbia River
capital of Washington, Olympia - capital of the state of Washington; located in western Washington on Puget Sound
Seattle - a major port of entry and the largest city in Washington; located in west central Washington on the protected waters of Puget Sound with the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Range and Mount Ranier visible to the south and east; an aerospace and computer center; site of the University of Washington
Spokane - a city in eastern Washington near the Idaho border
Tacoma - a city in west central Washington on an arm of Puget Sound to the south of Seattle
Vancouver - a town in southwestern Washington on the Columbia River across from Portland, Oregon
Walla Walla - a town in southeastern Washington near the Oregon border
Yakima - a town in south central Washington
Mount Saint Helens, Mount St. Helens, Mt. St. Helens - an active volcano in the Cascade Range in southwestern Washington; erupted violently in 1980 after 123 years of inactivity
Mount Adams, Adams - a mountain peak in southwestern Washington in the Cascade Range (12,307 feet high)
Lake Chelan - a narrow very deep lake in central Washington in the Cascade Range
Columbia, Columbia River - a North American river; rises in southwestern Canada and flows southward across Washington to form the border between Washington and Oregon before emptying into the Pacific; known for its salmon runs in the spring
Inland Passage, Inside Passage - a naturally protected waterway from Seattle to Skagway in southeastern Alaska
Puget Sound - an inlet of the North Pacific in northwestern Washington State
Mount Ranier, Mount Tacoma, Mt. Ranier, Ranier - a mountain peak in central Washington; highest peak in the Cascade Range; (14,410 feet high)
scablands - (geology) flat elevated land with poor soil and little vegetation that is scarred by dry channels of glacial origin (especially in eastern Washington)
Snake River, Snake - a tributary of the Columbia River that rises in Wyoming and flows westward; discovered in 1805 by the Lewis and Clark Expedition
3.Washington - the federal government of the United States
4.Washington - 1st President of the United StatesWashington - 1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799)
5.Washington - United States educator who was born a slave but became educated and founded a college at Tuskegee in Alabama (1856-1915)Washington - United States educator who was born a slave but became educated and founded a college at Tuskegee in Alabama (1856-1915)
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I had four, but two were killed, one is a prisoner, and I'm going to the other, who is very sick in a Washington hospital.
The room in which young Robinson lived in New York faced Washington Square and was long and narrow like a hallway.
The reputation earned by Washington in this battle was the principal cause of his being selected to command the American armies at a later day.
Queequeg was George Washington cannibalistically developed.
The wall over the fireplace was adorned with some very brilliant scriptural prints, and a portrait of General Washington, drawn and colored in a manner which would certainly have astonished that hero, if ever he happened to meet with its like.
There are thousands who are in opinion opposed to slavery and to the war, who yet in effect do nothing to put an end to them; who, esteeming themselves children of Washington and Franklin, sit down with their hands in their pockets, and say that they know not what to do, and do nothing; who even postpone the question of freedom to the question of free trade, and quietly read the prices-current along with the latest advices from Mexico, after dinner, and, it may be, fall asleep over them both.
They have it up and down, the children do, she standing up for the Cid, and they working George Washington for all he is worth.
When my odd friend Riley and I were newspaper correspondents in Washington, in the winter of '67, we were coming down Pennsylvania Avenue one night, near midnight, in a driving storm of snow, when the flash of a street-lamp fell upon a man who was eagerly tearing along in the opposite direction.
I took up a book and begun something about Gen- eral Washington and the wars.
We learn, upon the au- thority of a letter from Charles county, Maryland, received by a gentleman of this city, that a young man, named Matthews, a nephew of General Mat- thews, and whose father, it is believed, holds an of- fice at Washington, killed one of the slaves upon his father's farm by shooting him.
He added, in a jesting way, that perhaps George Washington might gain almost as great a name in history as George the Third.
While stumbling through this Slough of Despond, he was called to Washington by his patent lawyer.