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From Christopher Columbus, the Latinized name of the European explorer.


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  1. (poetic) America; the United States; an appellation given in honor of Christopher Columbus.
  2. (dated) A female personification of the USA.
  3. A river in the United States and Canada, flowing from the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Ocean.
  4. Several places in the United States.
    1. The capital city of South Carolina, and the county seat of Richland County.
      Synonym: Cola Town
    2. A city, the county seat of Boone County, Missouri.
    3. A city, the county seat of Maury County, Tennessee.
    4. A borough of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
    5. A city in Monroe County, Illinois.
    6. A city, the county seat of Marion County, Mississippi, named for the city in South Carolina.
    7. A town in Tolland County, Connecticut.
    8. A city, the county seat of Adair County, Kentucky.
    9. A town in Herkimer County, New York.
    10. A town, the county seat of Tyrrell County, North Carolina.
    11. A town in Coos County, New Hampshire.
    12. A town in Houston County, Alabama.
    13. A town in Washington County, Maine.
    14. A town, the parish seat of Caldwell Parish, Louisiana.
    15. A city in Brown County, South Dakota.
    16. A neighborhood of San Diego, California.
    17. A census-designated place and planned community in Howard County, Maryland.
    18. A census-designated place in Tuolumne County, California.
    19. A census-designated place in Warren County, New Jersey.
    20. An unincorporated community in Fayette County, Indiana.
    21. An unincorporated community in Marion County, Iowa.
    22. An unincorporated community in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.
    23. An unincorporated community in Williams County, Ohio.
    24. An unincorporated community in Fluvanna County, Virginia.
    25. An unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia.
    26. An unincorporated community in Clark County, Wisconsin.
  5. Columbia University.
  6. Space Shuttle Columbia, named after the Columbia Rediviva ship.
  7. (geology) A supercontinent thought to have existed in the Paleoproterozoic.
    Synonyms: Hudsonland, Nuna
  8. A rural locality in northeast Queensland, Australia.
  9. Misspelling of Colombia.

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Proper noun[edit]

Columbia f

  1. Columbia (the capital city of South Carolina, United States)


Proper noun[edit]

Columbia f sg (genitive Columbiae); first declension

  1. Colombia (a country in South America)


First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Columbia
Genitive Columbiae
Dative Columbiae
Accusative Columbiam
Ablative Columbiā
Vocative Columbia

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