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Columbus

[kuh-luhm-buh s] /kəˈlʌm bəs/
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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British Dictionary definitions for cristoforo colombo

Columbus1

/kəˈlʌmbəs/
noun
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/
noun
1.
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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Word Origin and History for cristoforo colombo

Columbus

his name is Latinized from his native Italian Cristoforo Colombo, in Spanish 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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Capital of Ohio.

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