HyperDic: capital_of_the_united_states

English > 1 sense of the expression capital of the United States:
NOUNlocationcapital of the United States, Washington, Washington D.C., American capitalthe capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca
English > capital of the United States: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningThe 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.
SynonymsWashington, Washington D.C., American capital
InstancesPotomacTerm sometimes used to refer to Washington, D.C.
Instance ofnational capitalThe capital city of a nation
Part ofDistrict of Columbia, D.C., DCThe district occupied entirely / entirely by the city of Washington
PartsCapitol, Capitol BuildingThe government building in Washington where the United States Senate and the House of Representatives meet
Capitol Hill, the HillA hill in Washington, D.C., where the Capitol Building sits and Congress meets
GeorgetownA section of northwestern Washington, D.C.
Lincoln Memorialmemorial building in Washington containing a large marble statue of Abraham Lincoln
Washington MonumentA stone obelisk built in Washington in 1884 to honor George Washington
White HouseThe government building that serves as the residence and office of the President of the United States
SpanishWashington D.C., Washington
Catalancapital dels Estats Units, Washington D.C., Washington

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