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Van·cou·ver

 (văn-ko͞o′vər)
1. A city of southwest British Columbia, Canada, on the Strait of Georgia opposite Vancouver Island. The largest city in the province, it developed as a port and commercial center beginning with the arrival of the railroad in 1887 and the Klondike gold rush of 1897-1898.
2. A city of southwest Washington on the Columbia River opposite Portland, Oregon. Founded as Fort Vancouver by the Hudson's Bay Company in the 1820s, it is a deep-water port.
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Vancouver

(vænˈkuːvə)
n
1. (Placename) Vancouver Island an island of SW Canada, off the SW coast of British Columbia: separated from the Canadian mainland by the Strait of Georgia and Queen Charlotte Sound, and from the US mainland by Juan de Fuca Strait; the largest island off the W coast of North America. Chief town: Victoria. Pop: 706 243 (2001). Area: 32 137 sq km (12 408 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a city in SW Canada, in SW British Columbia: Canada's chief Pacific port, named after Captain George Vancouver: university (1908). Pop: 545 671 (2001)
3. (Placename) Mount Vancouver a mountain on the border between Canada and Alaska, in the St Elias Mountains. Height: 4785 m (15 700 ft)

Vancouver

(vænˈkuːvə)
n
(Biography) Captain George. 1757–98, English navigator, noted for his exploration of the Pacific coast of North America (1792–94)
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Van•cou•ver

(vænˈku vər)

n.
1. George, 1758–98, English explorer.
2. a large island in SW Canada, off the SW coast of British Columbia. 12,408 sq. mi. (32,135 sq. km).
3. a seaport in SW British Columbia, on the Strait of Georgia opposite SE Vancouver island. 471,844; with suburbs 1,831,665.
4. Mount, a mountain on the boundary between Alaska and Canada, in the St. Elias Mountains. 15,700 ft. (4785 m).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Vancouver - English navigator remembered for his exploration of the Pacific coast of North America (1757-1798)Vancouver - English navigator remembered for his exploration of the Pacific coast of North America (1757-1798)
2.Vancouver - a town in southwestern Washington on the Columbia River across from Portland, Oregon
Evergreen State, WA, Washington - a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
3.Vancouver - a port city in southwestern British Columbia on an arm of the Pacific Ocean opposite Vancouver IslandVancouver - a port city in southwestern British Columbia on an arm of the Pacific Ocean opposite Vancouver Island; Canada's chief Pacific port and third largest city
British Columbia - a province in western Canada
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"Yes, Vancouver's about as far as any vessel need want to go; and then I have caught seals off the coast of Labrador, and walked my way through the raspberry plains at the back of the White Mountains."
"Vancouver," "Labrador," "The White Mountains," the very names, thus casually mentioned on a Surrey heath, seemed full of the sounding sea.
She has explored seas and archipelagoes which had no chart, where no Cook or Vancouver had ever sailed.
After putting to sea, he fell in with the celebrated discoverer, Vancouver, and informed him of his discovery, furnished him with a chart which he had made of the river.
The existence of this river, however, was known long before the visits of Gray and Vancouver, but the information concerning it was vague and indefinite, being gathered from the reports of Indians.
He adds, however, that "the question was put by us to the inhabitants who unanimously agreed in the story." In Vancouver's Voyage, there is a somewhat similar statement with respect to Otaheite.
They removed their emporium from Astoria to Fort Vancouver, a strong post on the left bank of the Columbia River, about sixty miles from its mouth; whence they furnished their interior posts, and sent forth their brigades of trappers.
You and Phil and Priscilla and Jane all stole a march on me in the matter of marriage; and Stella is teaching in Vancouver. I have no other `kindred soul' and I won't have a bridesmaid who isn't."
Joseph, she explained, had belonged to a dear friend of hers who had gone to live in Vancouver.
Eale said, having shipped their horses home from Vancouver and taken the Canadian Pacific on their way to England.
A similar admission has been made by other eminent voyagers: by Carteret, Byron, Kotzebue, and Vancouver.

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