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Augusta

[aw-guhs-tuh, uh-guhs-] /ɔˈgʌs tə, əˈgʌs-/
noun
1.
a city in E Georgia, on the Savannah River.
2.
a city in and the capital of Maine, in the SW part, on the Kennebec River.
3.
a female given name.

Maine

[meyn] /meɪn/
noun
1.
a state in the NE United States, on the Atlantic coast. 33,215 sq. mi. (86,027 sq. km).
Capital: Augusta.
Abbreviation: ME (for use with zip code), Me.
2.
a historical region and former province in NW France.
3.
(italics) a U.S. battleship blown up in the harbor of Havana, Cuba, on February 15, 1898: this incident stimulated popular support in the U.S. for the Spanish-American War.
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  • "I know what goes on first," Augusta defended herself against his implications.

    The Hills of Desire Richard Aumerle Maher
  • Now, there's Augusta Hartong—those mixed-pickle millionaires, you know.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • In 1746, we found Salling himself a militia captain in the Rockbridge district of Augusta county.

    Chronicles of Border Warfare Alexander Scott Withers
  • I thought I heard you finding fault with Augusta when I came in.

    The Fairchild Family Mary Martha Sherwood
  • Ellen left the room, and Augusta now turned her attention to her note.

British Dictionary definitions for Augusta

Augusta

/ɔːˈɡʌstə/
noun
1.
a city in the US, in Georgia. Pop: 193 316 (2003 est) (including Richmond)
2.
a port in S Italy, in E Sicily. Pop: 33 820 (2001)
3.
a town in the US, in Maine: the state capital; founded (1628) as a trading post; timber industry. Pop: 18 618 (2003 est)

Maine

/meɪn/
noun
1.
a state of the northeastern US, on the Atlantic: chiefly hilly, with many lakes, rivers, and forests. Capital: Augusta. Pop: 1 305 728 (2003 est). Area: 86 156 sq km (33 265 sq miles) Abbreviation Me, (with zip code) ME
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Word Origin and History for Augusta

fem. proper name, Latin fem. of Augustus.

Maine

U.S. state, probably ultimately from French Maine, region in France (named for the river that runs through it, which has a name of Gaulish origin). The name was applied to that part of coastal North America by French explorers.

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Augusta in Culture

Maine definition


State in the northeastern United States; northernmost of the New England states. Bordered by Quebec, Canada, to the northwest; New Brunswick, Canada, to the northeast; the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast; and New Hampshire to the west. Its capital is Augusta, and Portland is its largest city.

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