|1.||a river in NW North America, rising in the Rocky Mountains and flowing through British Columbia, then west to the Pacific. Length: about 1930 km (1200 miles)|
|2.||a city in central South Carolina, on the Congaree River: the state capital. Pop: 117 357 (2003 est)|
State in the southeastern United States, bordered by North Carolina to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east, and Georgia to the south and west. Its capital and largest city is Columbia.
Note: One of the thirteen colonies.
Note: One of the Confederate states during the Civil War.