Columbia[kə lum′bē ə, -byə]
The capitol building in Columbia, South Carolina.
Origin of Columbiaafter Christopher Columbus
Origin of Columbiaafter Columbia, personification of the United States capital of S.C., on the Congaree River: pop. 116,000
- city in central Mo.: pop. 85,000
Origin of Columbiaafter Columbia, personification of the U.S.
- city in NC Md., southwest of Baltimore: pop. 88,000
- river rising in SE British Columbia and flowing south & west through Wash., & along the Wash.-Oreg. border into the Pacific: 1,210 mi (1,947 km)
Origin of Columbiaafter the name of the first ship to enter it (1792)
- A city of central Missouri north-northwest of Jefferson City. The main campus of the University of Missouri (established 1839) is here.
- The capital of South Carolina, in the central part of the state at the head of the Santee River system. Although nearly destroyed in a fire during the Civil War, it is now the state's largest city. The University of South Carolina was established here in 1801.
Origin of ColumbiaAfter Christopher Columbus.
- (poetic) America; the United States; an appellation given in honor of Columbus, the discoverer.
- (archaic) The female personification of the USA.
- The capital and largest city of South Carolina.
- A city in Missouri
- Shortened form of Columbia University.
- Columbia Rediviva, a famous American sailing ship
- The space shuttle Columbia, named after the sailing ship
From Christopher Columbus, the latinized name (whether from Italian (Colombo?), Spanish Colón or still another Romance language is disputed) of the European Renaissance (re?)discoverer of the Americas.