Mt. vancouver

Vancouver

[van-koo-ver]
noun
1.
George, 1758–98, English explorer.
2.
a large island in SW Canada, off the SW coast of British Columbia. 12,408 sq. mi. (32,135 sq. km).
3.
a seaport in SW British Columbia, on the Strait of Georgia opposite SE Vancouver island.
4.
a city in SW Washington.
5.
a mountain on the boundary between Alaska and Canada, in the St. Elias Mountains. 15,700 feet (4785 meters).
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Vancouver1 (vænˈkuːvə)
 
n
1.  Vancouver Island an island of SW Canada, off the SW coast of British Columbia: separated from the Canadian mainland by the Strait of Georgia and Queen Charlotte Sound, and from the US mainland by Juan de Fuca Strait; the largest island off the W coast of North America. Chief town: Victoria. Pop: 706 243 (2001). Area: 32 137 sq km (12 408 sq miles)
2.  a city in SW Canada, in SW British Columbia: Canada's chief Pacific port, named after Captain George Vancouver: university (1908). Pop: 545 671 (2001)
3.  Mount Vancouver a mountain on the border between Canada and Alaska, in the St Elias Mountains. Height: 4785 m (15 700 ft)

Vancouver2 (vænˈkuːvə)
 
n
Captain George. 1757--98, English navigator, noted for his exploration of the Pacific coast of North America (1792--94)

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Vancouver definition


City in southwestern British Columbia, Canada, on an arm of the Pacific Ocean.

Note: Vancouver is a year-round tourist center.
Note: The city was named for George Vancouver, an English navigator and explorer.
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