Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


1. da capo
2. direct current
3. or D.C. District of Columbia
4. Doctor of Chiropractic

Dis·trict of Columbia

Abbr. DC or D.C.
A federal district of the eastern United States on the Potomac River between Virginia and Maryland. Coextensive with the city of Washington, it was established by congressional acts of 1790 and 1791 on a site selected by George Washington.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(in the US and Canada) abbreviation for
(Medicine) Doctor of Chiropractic
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.D.C. - the district occupied entirely by the city of WashingtonD.C. - 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
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
American capital, capital of the United States, Washington, Washington D.C. - 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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
In the fall of 1878, after having taught school in Malden for two years, and after I had succeeded in preparing several of the young men and women, besides my two brothers, to enter the Hampton Institute, I decided to spend some months in study at Washington, D.C. I remained there for eight months.
President Bill Clinton has vowed to veto the entire D.C. appropriations bill if Gingrich and his allies won't back down.
Enewold is currently serving as director for Joint Strike Fighter, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.
The deals mark the formal launch of a new commercial real estate firm led by industry veterans Steve Klein and Larry Botel, who have come together to invest in commercial real estate properties and development opportunities in the $20-$50 million range in New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Southeast Florida.
The D.C. program, set to begin in the fall, puts the federal government directly into the voucher-funding game.
Washington, DC, May 30, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Eatery Pulse Media, a primary source of restaurants news in the U.S., will open registration for its Washington, D.C. school for restaurant owners this spring.
Almost two weeks after the Senate confirmed Sri Srinivasan as the newest judge to the D.C. Circuit, President Obama has put forth three more nominations to fill the remaining vacancies on the 11-member court.
D.C. Lutheran Bishop Richard Graham responded to the new statistics with great sadness.
An attempt to breathe new life into Washington, D.C.'s federally funded school voucher plan failed March 25 when a U.S.
Led by Washington, D.C., Mayor Adrian Fenty, thousands of marchers chanted, "We demand the vote," during a rally to the Capitol last week to build support for D.C.