Vancouver

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The family name is from the Dutch place name Coevorden (the place where cows ford the river) via the Dutch family name van Coevorden (a person from Coevorden). The place names are derived from the family name, being named after George Vancouver, an English explorer who charted the northwestern Pacific coast of North America in a 1791–1794 expedition.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vænˈkuː.vɚ/, /væŋˈkuː.vɚ/
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  • Rhymes: -uːvə(ɹ)

Proper noun[edit]

Vancouver (plural Vancouvers)

  1. A surname​.
  2. A seaport, the largest city in British Columbia, Canada.
  3. A large island in British Columbia, Canada.
  4. A river in southern British Columbia, Canada.
  5. A mountain between Alaska, United States and Yukon, Canada in the Saint Elias Mountains.
  6. A mountain in the Southern Alps, on the South Island, New Zealand.
  7. A city, the county seat of Clark County, Washington, United States.
  8. A lake in Clark County, Washington, United States.
  9. Vancouver reference style

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References[edit]

  • The True Meaning of Vancouver, Joseph Jones, Vancouver Sun, 1994-12-31, which in turn cites Woordenboek der Noord — en Zuidnederlandse plaatsnamen

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English Vancouver.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Proper noun[edit]

Vancouver m or f

  1. Vancouver (a seaport, the largest city in British Columbia, Canada)
  2. Vancouver (a city, the county seat of Clark County, Washington, United States)

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /banˈkubeɾ/, [bãŋˈku.β̞eɾ]

Proper noun[edit]

Vancouver f

  1. Vancouver