Georgetown definition by Webster's New World
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- seaport & capital of Guyana, on the Atlantic: pop. 150,000
- section of Washington, D.C.
- Penang (the seaport)also George Town
Georgetown definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- also George Town The capital of the Cayman Islands, on Grand Cayman in the West Indies west of Jamaica. It is an international banking center. Population: 27,300.
- The capital and largest city of Guyana, in the northern part of the country on the Atlantic Ocean. Founded by the British in 1781, it was called Stabroek while it was controlled by the Dutch and was renamed Georgetown in 1812. Population: 235,000.
- A section of western Washington, D.C. Settled c. 1665, it was incorporated as a town in 1789 but lost its charter in 1871 and was annexed by Washington, D.C., in 1878. It is known for its fashionable old houses and private gardens.