- 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 virginia
Contemporary Examples of virginia
Even though clerks in Virginia, Colorado, Utah, and other states have been doing exactly that.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over
January 5, 2015
I first saw Marvin when I was ten years old, living with my parents in Arlington, Virginia.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
The former Virginia governor was once the golden boy of the GOP.2014 Was a Delectably Good Year for Sleaze
December 30, 2014
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
Further, in the Super Tuesday states of Florida, Texas, and Virginia, Paul is operating at a decided disadvantage.GOP Won’t Forgive Rand for Cop Critique
December 23, 2014
Historical Examples of virginia
He is to be taken to the depot, to go to Virginia in the first train.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
And now came the planters of Virginia, bringing their crops of tobacco.Earth's Holocaust (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
And after all, thought she, Virginia will hear it from himself soon.
That is the last wish that I should have expected to hear from you, my Virginia.
"I was not thinking of Mr. Hervey at that moment," said Virginia, blushing.
- (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 virginia
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).