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Columbia

[ kuh-luhm-bee-uh ]

noun

  1. a river in southwestern Canada and the northwestern United States, flowing south and west from southeastern British Columbia through Washington along the boundary between Washington and Oregon and into the Pacific. 1,214 miles (1,955 km) long.
  2. Cape Columbia, a cape on the northern coast of Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada, in the Arctic Ocean: northernmost point of Canada.
  3. a city in and the capital of South Carolina, in the central part.
  4. a city in central Missouri.
  5. a city in central Maryland.
  6. a city in central Tennessee.
  7. a city in southeastern Pennsylvania.
  8. Literary. the United States of America.
  9. one of an American breed of large sheep, developed by crossbreeding the Lincoln and Rambouillet, noted for its good market lambs and heavy fleece of medium length.
  10. Aerospace. the first space shuttle to orbit and return to earth.


Columbia

1

/ kəˈlʌmbɪə /

noun

  1. the first test vehicle of the NASA space shuttle fleet to prove the possibility of routine access to space for scientific and commercial ventures


Columbia

2

/ kəˈlʌmbɪə /

noun

  1. a river in NW North America, rising in the Rocky Mountains and flowing through British Columbia, then west to the Pacific. Length: about 1930 km (1200 miles)
  2. a city in central South Carolina, on the Congaree River: the state capital. Pop: 117 357 (2003 est)
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Hearing the shots, four Columbia patrolmen ran toward Mink Slide, where they were met with gunfire and injured.

In 1970 he told a gathering of Columbia students that if the 1960s had called for sit-ins, then the new decade demanded the burning of banks.

Stephanie and her son are Mormon, and they started to make friends at the Mormon Church in Columbia.

“We know that there is little tolerance for top predators, so we need to increase understanding of that role,” said Kim Wheeler, executive director of the Red Wolf Coalition, an educational advocacy group in Columbia, North Carolina.

Available in Maryland at Columbia Fine Wine & Spirits and Decanter Fine Wines in Columbia.

MGM and Columbia are both subsidiaries of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

In January 2014, a lifelong District of Columbia parks employee, Medric Mills, collapsed while walking with his grown daughter.

He hopes to attend Columbia Medical School and specialize in Oncology.

The Daily Beast: You received an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia.

As of July 2014, only 22 states and the District of Columbia require sex education to be taught in public schools.

One would have thought that half the dogs in the neighborhood had relatives coming from Columbia.

There was a larger crowd than usual at the little station to see the Columbia excursionists come in.

Wish to call it Columbia mine for patriotic reasons having found it on Fourth.

The Columbia is the largest, but after flowing north-west and then south for about 400 m., it passes into the United States.

The distance from the navigable waters of the Missouri to the navigable waters of the Columbia is less than three hundred miles.

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