|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
|1.||Official name: Richmond-upon-Thames 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)|
|2.||a town in N England, in North Yorkshire: Norman castle. Pop: 8178 (2001)|
|3.||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)|
|4.||a county of SW New York City: coextensive with Staten Island borough; consists of Staten Island and several smaller islands|
|Va, Abbreviation: VA 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)|
State in the eastern United States bordered by West Virginia and Maryland to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, North Carolina and Tennessee to the south, and Kentucky to the west. Its capital is Richmond, and its largest city is Virginia Beach.
Note: One of the thirteen colonies. The first permanent English settlement in North America was at Jamestown, founded in the early seventeenth century.
Note: Named for Queen Elizabeth I, the “Virgin Queen.”
Note: One of the Confederate states during the Civil War.