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  1. Co·lum·bi·a
    IPA[kəˈləmbēə]
    • 1. a river in northwestern North America that rises in the Rocky Mountains of southeastern British Columbia, Canada, and flows for 1,230 miles (1,953 km), first south into the US and then west to enter the Pacific Ocean south of Seattle.

    • 2. the capital of South Carolina, in the central part of the state; population 127,029 (est. 2008).

    • 3. a residential community in central Maryland, between Baltimore and Washington, DC, planned and established in the 1960s; population 88,254 (2000).

    • 4. a city in central Missouri, home to the University of Missouri; population 100,733 (est. 2008).

    • 5. a city in west central Tennessee, on the Tennessee River, southwest of Nashville; population 34,402 (est. 2008).

    • a city in northeastern Ohio, home to Kent State University; population 27,983 (est. 2008).

      a city in western Washington, on the Naches River, a southern suburb of Seattle; population 83,978 (est. 2008).

    • a city in eastern Nebraska; population 49,699 (est. 2008).

      a city in northwestern Washington, east of Seattle; population 123,771 (est. 2008).

    • an industrial city in northeastern Massachusetts, just north of Boston; population 37,353 (est. 2008).

      an industrial port city in northwestern Washington, north of Seattle, noted for its huge Boeing aircraft-assembly plant; population 98,212 (est. 2008).

    • a city in west central Washington, northeast of Seattle; population 47,303 (est. 2008).
    • A city of west-central Washington on an arm of Puget Sound west of Seattle. It was laid out in 1891 after its selection as the site of a US naval shipyard.
    • a city in northwestern Washington, north of Seattle; population 52,005 (est. 2008).
    • (1786–1866), leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish tribes. He signed the Treaty of Port Elliott in 1855, guaranteeing a reservation for his people in what became the state of Washington. The city of Seattle is named for him.
    • an industrial port city in west central Washington, on Puget Sound, south of Seattle; population 197,181 (est. 2008).
    • a city in west central Washington, southeast of Seattle, on Lake Washington; population 62,266 (est. 2008).
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