- former name of Staten Island(def 2).
- a port in and the capital of Virginia, in the E part on the James River: capital of the Confederacy 1861–65.
- Also called Rich·mond-up·on-Thames [rich-muh nd-uh-pon-temz, -pawn-] /ˈrɪtʃ mənd əˌpɒnˈtɛmz, -ˌpɔn-/. a borough of Greater London, England, on the Thames River: site of Kew Gardens.
- a seaport in W California, on San Francisco Bay.
- a city in E Indiana.
- a city in E central Kentucky.
- a male given name.
- a state in the E United States, on the Atlantic coast: part of the historical South. 40,815 sq. mi. (105,710 sq. km). Capital: Richmond. Abbreviation: VA (for use with zip code), Va.
- a town in NE Minnesota.
- (italics) Merrimac.
- a female given name: from a Roman family name.
Examples from the Web for richmond
I was a part of this tour, debating Meyer in Richmond, Virginia in April.2014: Revenge of the Creationists
Karl W. Giberson
December 27, 2014
“He helped bring national attention to it,” said Mike Parker, one of the leaders of the Richmond Progressive Alliance.
More than 500 people attended a rally that Sanders headlined in Richmond.
The remains have also been sent to the chief medical examiner in Richmond for official forensic identification.On U.VA Campus, Grief Mixes With Relief After Discovery of Body
October 20, 2014
They had a party later on in Richmond with their friends, which I found at once happy but disquieting.How the Tide Turned on Gay Marriage
June 20, 2014
For the purposes of this book we may consider Richmond as the gateway of the dale country.Yorkshire Painted And Described
This was in consequence of an attempt by General Scott to advance upon Richmond.The Nation in a Nutshell
George Makepeace Towle
Come not to Richmond to-day; I am not in spirits to see you, my dearest L——.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
Of course, Richmond, Va., cannot now be looked upon as a "one-horse" town.
If your master have left the Marquess', let this be forwarded to him at Richmond immediately.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
- a borough of Greater London, on the River Thames: formed in 1965 by the amalgamation of Barnes, Richmond, and Twickenham; site of Hampton Court Palace and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Pop: 179 200 (2003 est). Area: 55 sq km (21 sq miles)Official name: Richmond-upon-Thames
- a town in N England, in North Yorkshire: Norman castle. Pop: 8178 (2001)
- a port in E Virginia, the state capital, at the falls of the James River: developed after the establishment of a trading post (1637); scene of the Virginia Conventions of 1774 and 1775; Confederate capital in the American Civil War. Pop: 194 729 (2003 est)
- a county of SW New York City: coextensive with Staten Island borough; consists of Staten Island and several smaller islands
- (sometimes not capital) a type of flue-cured tobacco grown originally in Virginia
- a state of the eastern US, on the Atlantic: site of the first permanent English settlement in North America; consists of a low-lying deeply indented coast rising inland to the Piedmont plateau and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Capital: Richmond. Pop: 7 386 330 (2003 est). Area: 103 030 sq km (39 780 sq miles)Abbreviation: Va, (with zip code) VA
Word Origin and History for richmond
British colony in North America, name appears on a map in 1587, named for Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen. The fem. proper name is from Latin Virginia, fem. of Virginius, earlier Verginius, probably related to Vergilius (cf. virgilian).
The capital of Virginia.