- ChristopherSp. Cristóbal ColónIt. Cristoforo Colombo, 1446?–1506, Italian navigator in Spanish service: traditionally considered the discoverer of America 1492.
- a city in and the capital of Ohio, in the central part.
- a city in W Georgia.
- a city in central Indiana.
- a city in E Mississippi.
- a city in E Nebraska.
- a state in the NE central United States: a part of the Midwest. 41,222 sq. mi. (106,765 sq. km). Capital: Columbus. Abbreviation: OH (for use with zip code), O.
- a river formed by the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, flowing SW from Pittsburgh, Pa., to the Mississippi in S Illinois. 981 miles (1580 km) long.
Examples from the Web for columbus
When Columbus first saw Cuba in 1492 he described it as “the most beautiful land human eyes have ever seen.”The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
December 19, 2014
“We hope this group will put an end to this,” he told Republican supporters in Columbus.50,000 Missing Georgia Voter-Registration Applications? Nothing to See Here
October 30, 2014
Columbus Day felt a lot more like Groundhog Day in Kentucky on Monday night.Mitch McConnell-Alison Lundergan Grimes Debate Leaves Kentucky Hanging
October 14, 2014
A handful of states do not recognize Columbus Day, preferring alternative commemorations.
Columbus, while opening the door for Spain, was from Genoa, so celebrating him confuses this part of U.S. history.
The 191st, organized at Columbus, was commanded and partly recruited with Clevelanders.Cleveland Past and Present
The story of Columbus is, or should be, familiar to every American who can read.The Nation in a Nutshell
George Makepeace Towle
It was thus that the Indians first gazed upon the ships of Columbus.Pee-wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
It was more than a thousand years from the time of Constantine to the time of Columbus.
Columbus was a geographer as well as the herald of an expanding world.
- a city in central Ohio: the state capital. Pop: 728 432 (2003 est)
- a city in W Georgia, on the Chattahoochee River. Pop: 185 702 (2003 est)
- Christopher. Spanish name Cristóbal Colón, Italian name Cristoforo Colombo. 1451–1506, Italian navigator and explorer in the service of Spain, who discovered the New World (1492)
- a state of the central US, in the Midwest on Lake Erie: consists of prairies in the W and the Allegheny plateau in the E, the Ohio River forming the S and most of the E borders. Capital: Columbus. Pop: 11 435 798 (2003 est). Area: 107 044 sq km (41 330 sq miles)Abbreviation and zip code: OH
- a river in the eastern US, formed by the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers at Pittsburgh: flows generally W and SW to join the Mississippi at Cairo, Illinois, as its chief E tributary. Length: 1570 km (975 miles)
Word Origin and History for columbus
his name is Latinized from his native Italian Cristoforo Colombo, in Spanish Christobal Colon.
America was discovered accidentally by a great seaman who was looking for something else, and most of the exploration for the next fifty years was done in the hope of getting through or around it. [S.E. Morison, "The Oxford History of the United States," 1965]
originally used of the river, from Seneca (Iroquoian) ohi:yo', proper name from ohi:yo:h, literally "good river." The Seneca also used this of the Allegheny, which they considered the headwaters of the Ohio. Related: Ohian (1819); Ohioan (1818).
Capital of Ohio.