- a river flowing SE from the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia, along the boundary between Maryland and Virginia to the Chesapeake Bay. 287 miles (460 km) long.
- a city in central Maryland, near Washington, D.C.
Examples from the Web for potomac
What does is the fact that the state Senate district he represented until 2010 is across the Potomac River in Maryland.The 8 Most Competitive Congressional Races of 2014
October 28, 2014
Potomac now home to ugly invasive voracious snakehead predator species.Up to a Point: P.J. O’Rourke on Valentine’s Day and Oral Hygiene
P. J. O’Rourke
February 14, 2014
Skutnick was a government worker who had plunged into the icy Potomac to rescue victims of a plane crash.Looking Back at Past SOTU Addresses
January 28, 2014
But if anything goes wrong, look out—and not just in the region, but on the Potomac too.Will Boehner Play Ball on Syria?
August 30, 2013
A moral focal point was Glen Echo Park, a wonderful art-deco playland in Maryland along the Potomac.Conservatives and the March
August 23, 2013
A year ago, all was quiet on the Potomac—now all is quiet on the Rappahannock.
Lee is on the Potomac, and it seems that his movements have been ignored.
On May 6, 1896, this model was launched over the Potomac River.The Age of Invention
I came down to tell ye, and now you won't see me on the Potomac again.The Universal Reciter
You shall keep vigil on the sands of the Gulf and on the banks of the Potomac.Dr. Sevier
George W. Cable
- a river in the E central US, rising in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia: flows northeast, then generally southeast to Chesapeake Bay. Length (from the confluence of headstreams): 462 km (287 miles)
Word Origin and History for potomac
river in eastern U.S., from Algonquian Patowmeck, originally the name of a native village in Virginia, perhaps literally "something brought."