HyperDic: district_of_columbia

English > 1 sense of the expression District of Columbia:
NOUNlocationDistrict of Columbia, D.C., DCthe district occupied entirely / entirely by the city of Washington
English > District of Columbia: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningThe district occupied entirely / 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 / ceded by Maryland and Virginia.
SynonymsD.C., DC
Instance offederal districtA district set apart as the seat of government of a federation
Part ofUnited States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.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
PartsWashington, Washington D.C., American capital, capital of the United StatesThe capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca
SpanishDistrict of Columbia, Distrito de Columbia
CatalanDistricte de Colúmbia

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