Meaning of Columbus

Co•lum•bus

Pronunciation: (ku-lum'bus), [key]
— n.
  1. (Sp. Cristóbal Colón; It. Cristoforo Colombo), 1446?–1506, Italian navigator in Spanish service: traditionally considered the discoverer of America 1492.
  2. a city in and the capital of Ohio, in the central part. 564,871.
  3. a city in W Georgia. 169,441.
  4. a city in central Indiana. 30,292.
  5. a city in E Mississippi. 27,383.
  6. a city in E Nebraska. 17,328.
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