Columbia[kə lum′bē ə, -byə]
The capitol building in Columbia, South Carolina.
Old Poet. the U.S. personified as a woman
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.
The United States.
Origin of ColumbiaAfter Christopher Columbus.