Augusta



a city in E Georgia, on the Savannah River.
a city in and the capital of Maine, in the SW part, on the Kennebec River.
a female given name.
a state in the NE United States, on the Atlantic coast. 33,215 sq. mi. (86,027 sq. km).
Capital: Augusta.
Abbreviation: ME (for use with zip code), Me.
a historical region and former province in NW France.
(italics) a U.S. battleship blown up in the harbor of Havana, Cuba, on February 15, 1898: this incident stimulated popular support in the U.S. for the Spanish-American War.
Contemporary Examples

Augusta can stop laboring to defend an increasingly indefensible position.
Augusta’s Weird Culture War Ends With Membership for Rice, Moore Michelle Cottle August 20, 2012

On October 21, 1967, another footnoted Gettysburg date, Eisenhower was on vacation at Augusta National Golf Club.
David’s Bookclub: Eisenhower in War and Peace David Frum December 22, 2012

We live on the Augusta Victoria campus on the Mount of Olives.
Life After AIPAC’s False Dichotomies Angela Zimmann September 3, 2013

By last Friday, Copeland was airlifted to Augusta and rushed to the emergency room at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center.
Necrotizing Fasciitis: Georgia Woman Fights Flesh-Eating Bacteria Casey Schwartz May 11, 2012

Even so, at some point Augusta members clearly got tired of being asked the same old questions.
Augusta’s Weird Culture War Ends With Membership for Rice, Moore Michelle Cottle August 20, 2012

Historical Examples

“I know what goes on first,” Augusta defended herself against his implications.
The Hills of Desire Richard Aumerle Maher

Now, there’s Augusta Hartong—those mixed-pickle millionaires, you know.
The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson

In 1746, we found Salling himself a militia captain in the Rockbridge district of Augusta county.
Chronicles of Border Warfare Alexander Scott Withers

I thought I heard you finding fault with Augusta when I came in.
The Fairchild Family Mary Martha Sherwood

Ellen left the room, and Augusta now turned her attention to her note.
Girls of the True Blue L. T. Meade

noun
a city in the US, in Georgia. Pop: 193 316 (2003 est) (including Richmond)
a port in S Italy, in E Sicily. Pop: 33 820 (2001)
a town in the US, in Maine: the state capital; founded (1628) as a trading post; timber industry. Pop: 18 618 (2003 est)
noun
a state of the northeastern US, on the Atlantic: chiefly hilly, with many lakes, rivers, and forests. Capital: Augusta. Pop: 1 305 728 (2003 est). Area: 86 156 sq km (33 265 sq miles) Abbreviation Me, (with zip code) ME

fem. proper name, Latin fem. of Augustus.

U.S. state, probably ultimately from French Maine, region in France (named for the river that runs through it, which has a name of Gaulish origin). The name was applied to that part of coastal North America by French explorers.

State in the northeastern United States; northernmost of the New England states. Bordered by Quebec, Canada, to the northwest; New Brunswick, Canada, to the northeast; the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast; and New Hampshire to the west. Its capital is Augusta, and Portland is its largest city.

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