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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.
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)
(Biography) Captain George. 1757–98, English navigator, noted for his exploration of the Pacific coast of North America (1792–94)
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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|Noun||1.||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|
|3.||Vancouver - 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