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1. The capital of Virginia, in the east-central part of the state on the James River north of Petersburg. Settled in the 1600s, it became the capital of Virginia in 1779 and was strategically important in the American Revolution and the Civil War, during which it was the capital of the Confederacy. The evacuation of Richmond by Confederate troops on April 3, 1865, led to Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant on April 9.
2. A city of northern California on an inlet of San Francisco Bay north-northwest of Oakland. It is a port and industrial center.
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1. (Placename) a borough of Greater London, on the River Thames: formed in 1965 by the amalgamation of Barnes, Richmond, and Twickenham; site of Hampton Court Palace and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Pop: 179 200 (2003 est). Area: 55 sq km (21 sq miles). Official name: Richmond-upon-Thames
2. (Placename) a town in N England, in North Yorkshire: Norman castle. Pop: 8178 (2001)
3. (Placename) a port in E Virginia, the state capital, at the falls of the James River: developed after the establishment of a trading post (1637); scene of the Virginia Conventions of 1774 and 1775; Confederate capital in the American Civil War. Pop: 194 729 (2003 est)
4. (Placename) a county of SW New York City: coextensive with Staten Island borough; consists of Staten Island and several smaller islands
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1. former name of Staten Island (def. 2).
2. the capital of Virginia, in the E part on the James River: capital of the Confederacy 1861–65. 198,267.
3. Also called Rich′mond-upon`-Thames′. a borough of Greater London, England, on the Thames River. 163,000.
4. a seaport in W California, on San Francisco Bay. 81,220.
5. a city in E Indiana. 41,349.
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|Noun||1.||Richmond - capital of the state of Virginia located in the east central part of the state; was capital of the Confederacy during the American Civil War|
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