Washington: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (wosh'ing-tun, wô'shing-), [key]
— n.
  1. 1856–1915, U.S. reformer, educator, author, and lecturer.
  2. 1732–99, U.S. general and political leader: 1st president of the U.S. 1789–97.
  3. (Martha Dandridge), 1732–1802, wife of George.
  4. Also calledthe capital of the United States, on the Potomac between Maryland and Virginia: coextensive with the District of Columbia. 637,651. Abbr.: Wash. See map under
  5. Also calleda state in the NW United States, on the Pacific coast. 3,553,231; 68,192 sq. mi. (176,615 sq. km). Cap.: Olympia. Abbr.: WA (for use with zip code), Wash.
  6. a city in SW Pennsylvania. 18,363.
  7. a city in SW Indiana. 11,325.
  8. a town in central Illinois. 10,364.
  9. a mountain in N New Hampshire, in the White Mountains: highest peak in the NE United States. 6293 ft. (1918 m).
  10. a lake in W Washington, near Seattle. 20 mi. (32 km) long.
  11. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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