Definition for colombo (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for colombo
“[Colombo] sits like a baby next to Carl [Gambino] all the time,” DeCavalcante said.Jersey’s True-Life Tony Soprano: Meet the DeCavalcante Crime Family|Michael Daly|June 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The 2013 Chogm takes place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 15 to 17 November.Queen FINALLY Eases Up On Workload And Will Cut Back On Long Haul Flights|Tom Sykes|May 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A few weeks later the monks laid siege to a Muslim-owned abattoir in Colombo to halt the slaughter of cattle.What Intolerant Buddhist Monks Are Doing to Sri Lanka|Kapil Komireddi|April 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Plus, a gallery of some of the blown covers, curated by Colombo.
"If you file a claim for a million, then yes, when the clawback letter comes for a million, you can't lie," Colombo said.
With great regret they left Kandy, and were soon in Colombo again.Across India|Oliver Optic
The change from oven-like Colombo in midsummer to the air of this invigorating region is truly delightful.The Pearl of India|Maturin M. Ballou
She called at my house a day or two after the Vega had left Colombo, and produced a letter, an envelope, and two or three cards.The Arena|Various
One lady had "just broke the ager on-ter her by sax-fax tea, mix'd with Colombo."The Puddleford Papers,|H. H. Riley
Recently, however, steam power has been applied in Colombo, with great advantage.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
British Dictionary definitions for colombo (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for colombo (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for colombo
large island southeast of India (known in English until 1972 as Ceylon), from Lanka, older name for the island and its chief city + Sanskrit sri "beauty" (especially of divinities, kings, heroes, etc.), also an honorific prefix to proper names, from PIE root *kreie- "to be outstanding, brilliant, masterly, beautiful" (cf. Greek kreon "lord, master").