christie columbus

Columbus

[kuh-luhm-buhs]
noun
1.
Christopher (Sp. Cristóbal Colón; It. Cristoforo Colombo) 1446?–1506, Italian navigator in Spanish service: traditionally considered the discoverer of America 1492.
2.
a city in and the capital of Ohio, in the central part.
3.
a city in W Georgia.
4.
a city in central Indiana.
5.
a city in E Mississippi.
6.
a city in E Nebraska.
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Columbus1 (kəˈlʌmbəs)
 
n
1.  a city in central Ohio: the state capital. Pop: 728 432 (2003 est)
2.  a city in W Georgia, on the Chattahoochee River. Pop: 185 702 (2003 est)

Columbus2 (kəˈlʌmbəs)
 
n
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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Columbus
his name is Latinized from his native It. Cristoforo Colombo, in Sp. Christobal Colon.
"America was discovered accidentally by a great seaman who was looking for something else, and most of the exploration for the next fifty years was done in the hope of getting through or around it." [S.E. Morison, "The Oxford History of the United States," 1965]
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Columbus definition


Capital of Ohio.

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