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Mount Washington


[wosh-ing-tuh n, waw-shing-] /ˈwɒʃ ɪŋ tən, ˈwɔ ʃɪŋ-/
Booker T(aliaferro)
[boo k-er tol-uh-ver] /ˈbʊk ər ˈtɒl ə vər/ (Show IPA),
1856–1915, U.S. reformer, educator, author, and lecturer.
George, 1732–99, U.S. general and political leader: 1st president of the U.S. 1789–97.
Martha (Martha Dandridge) 1732–1802, wife of George.
Also called Washington, D.C. the capital of the United States, on the Potomac between Maryland and Virginia: coextensive with the District of Columbia.
Abbreviation: Wash.
Also called Washington State. a state in the NW United States, on the Pacific coast. 68,192 sq. mi. (176,615 sq. km).
Capital: Olympia.
Abbreviation: WA (for use with zip code), Wash.
a city in SW Pennsylvania.
a city in SW Indiana.
a town in central Illinois.
Mount, a mountain in N New Hampshire, in the White Mountains: highest peak in the NE United States. 6293 feet (1918 meters).
Lake, a lake in W Washington, near Seattle. 20 miles (32 km) long.
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Cloud-capped, sky-crowned, mist-mantled, storm-defying Mount Washington!

    Eventide Effie Afton
  • I am told Mount Washington is veiled in their fleecy mantles for weeks sometimes.

    Eventide Effie Afton
  • "But seven hundred feet less than Mount Washington," answered Edgar.

    Eventide Effie Afton
  • I'll lead the way for those who choose to follow to the summit of Mount Washington.

    Eventide Effie Afton
  • O, is there in all the world a grander sight than sunrise on Mount Washington?

    Eventide Effie Afton
  • Imagine what an experience the ascent of Mount Washington is for me!

  • I know one on Mount Washington that is ten times as high as the rock in the Baltic.

    A Rock in the Baltic Robert Barr
  • At 10 A. M. passed through the small town of Mount Washington.

    Our Battery Orlando P. Cutter
  • This was six miles from Mount Washington, and fourteen miles from Bardstown.

    Our Battery Orlando P. Cutter
  • Of course the most conspicuous and most admired peak is Mount Washington.

    An Artist in Crime Rodrigues Ottolengui
British Dictionary definitions for Mount Washington


a state of the northwestern US, on the Pacific: consists of the Coast Range and the Olympic Mountains in the west and the Columbia Plateau in the east. Capital: Olympia. Pop: 6 131 445 (2003 est). Area: 172 416 sq km (66 570 sq miles) Abbreviation Wash, (with zip code) WA
Also called Washington, DC. the capital of the US, coextensive with the District of Columbia and situated near the E coast on the Potomac River: site chosen by President Washington in 1790; contains the White House and the Capitol; a major educational and administrative centre. Pop: 563 384 (2003 est)
a town in Tyne and Wear: designated a new town in 1964. Pop: 53 388 (2001)
Mount Washington, a mountain in N New Hampshire, in the White Mountains: the highest peak in the northeast US; noted for extreme weather conditions. Height: 1917 m (6288 ft)
Lake Washington, a lake in W Washington, forming the E boundary of the city of Seattle: linked by canal with Puget Sound. Length: about 32 km (20 miles). Width: 6 km (4 miles)


Booker T(aliaferro). 1856–1915, US Black educationalist and writer
Denzil (ˈdɛnzəl). US film actor; his films include Glory (1990), Malcolm X (1992), The Hurricane (1999), and John Q. (2002)
George. 1732–99, US general and statesman; first president of the US (1789–97). He was appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army (1775) at the outbreak of the War of American Independence, which ended with his defeat of Cornwallis at Yorktown (1781). He presided over the convention at Philadelphia (1787) that formulated the constitution of the US and elected him president
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Word Origin and History for Mount Washington


U.S. capital, founded 1791, named for President George Washington (1732-1799), the family name from a town in northeastern England, from Old English, literally "estate of a man named Wassa." The U.S. state was named when it was formed as a territory in 1853 (admitted to the union 1889).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Mount Washington in Culture

Washington definition

State in the northwestern United States bordered by British Columbia, Canada, to the north; Idaho to the east; Oregon to the south; and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Its capital is Olympia, and its largest city is Seattle. The area to the west of the Cascades, which run north and south through the middle of the state, is wet, mountainous, and forested, that to the east is arid.

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