Columbia meaning

kə-lŭm'bē-ə
A city of central Missouri north-northwest of Jefferson City. The main campus of the University of Missouri (established 1839) is here.
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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.
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The United States.
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The U.S. personified as a woman.
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Capital of S.C., on the Congaree River.
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City in central Mo.
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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)
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(poetic) America; the United States; an appellation given in honor of Columbus, the discoverer.
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(archaic) The female personification of the USA.
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The capital and largest city of South Carolina.
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A city in Missouri.
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Shortened form of Columbia University.
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Columbia Rediviva, a famous American sailing ship.
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The space shuttle Columbia, named after the sailing ship.
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Origin of columbia

  • After Christopher Columbus
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 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.
    From Wiktionary