Columbus

[ kuh-luhm-buhs ]
/ kəˈlʌm bəs /

noun

Christopher Sp. Cristóbal Colón; It. 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.

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British Dictionary definitions for Columbus (1 of 2)

Columbus1
/ (kəˈlʌmbəs) /

noun

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)

British Dictionary definitions for Columbus (2 of 2)

Columbus2
/ (kəˈlʌmbəs) /

noun

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)
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Cultural definitions for Columbus

Columbus

Capital of Ohio.

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