Olympia



[uh-lim-pee-uh, oh-lim-] /əˈlɪm pi ə, oʊˈlɪm-/

noun
1.
a plain in ancient Elis, Greece, where the ancient were held.
2.
a city in and the capital of Washington, in the W part, on Puget Sound.
3.
(sometimes lowercase). Also called Olympia oyster. a common oyster, Ostrea lurida, of the Pacific coast of North America.
4.
a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “of Olympus.”.
[wosh-ing-tuh n, waw-shing-] /ˈwɒʃ ɪŋ tən, ˈwɔ ʃɪŋ-/
noun
1.
Booker T(aliaferro)
[boo k-er tol-uh-ver] /ˈbʊk ər ˈtɒl ə vər/ (Show IPA), 1856–1915, U.S. reformer, educator, author, and lecturer.
2.
George, 1732–99, U.S. general and political leader: 1st president of the U.S. 1789–97.
3.
Martha (Martha Dandridge) 1732–1802, wife of George.
4.
Also called Washington, D.C. the capital of the United States, on the Potomac between Maryland and Virginia: coextensive with the District of Columbia.
Abbreviation: Wash.
5.
Also called Washington State. a state in the NW United States, on the Pacific coast. 68,192 sq. mi. (176,615 sq. km).
Capital: Olympia.
Abbreviation: WA (for use with zip code), Wash.
6.
a city in SW Pennsylvania.
7.
a city in SW Indiana.
8.
a town in central Illinois.
9.
Mount, a mountain in N New Hampshire, in the White Mountains: highest peak in the NE United States. 6293 feet (1918 meters).
10.
Lake, a lake in W Washington, near Seattle. 20 miles (32 km) long.
11.
a male given name.
/əˈlɪmpɪə/
noun
1.
a plain in Greece, in the NW Peloponnese: in ancient times a major sanctuary of Zeus and site of the original Olympic Games
2.
a port in W Washington, the state capital, on Puget Sound. Pop: 43 963 (2003 est)
/ˈwɒʃɪŋtən/
noun
1.
a state of the northwestern US, on the Pacific: consists of the Coast Range and the Olympic Mountains in the west and the Columbia Plateau in the east. Capital: Olympia. Pop: 6 131 445 (2003 est). Area: 172 416 sq km (66 570 sq miles) Abbreviation Wash, (with zip code) WA
2.
Also called Washington, DC. the capital of the US, coextensive with the District of Columbia and situated near the E coast on the Potomac River: site chosen by President Washington in 1790; contains the White House and the Capitol; a major educational and administrative centre. Pop: 563 384 (2003 est)
3.
a town in Tyne and Wear: designated a new town in 1964. Pop: 53 388 (2001)
4.
Mount Washington, a mountain in N New Hampshire, in the White Mountains: the highest peak in the northeast US; noted for extreme weather conditions. Height: 1917 m (6288 ft)
5.
Lake Washington, a lake in W Washington, forming the E boundary of the city of Seattle: linked by canal with Puget Sound. Length: about 32 km (20 miles). Width: 6 km (4 miles)
/ˈwɒʃɪŋtən/
noun
1.
Booker T(aliaferro). 1856–1915, US Black educationalist and writer
2.
Denzil (ˈdɛnzəl). US film actor; his films include Glory (1990), Malcolm X (1992), The Hurricane (1999), and John Q. (2002)
3.
George. 1732–99, US general and statesman; first president of the US (1789–97). He was appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army (1775) at the outbreak of the War of American Independence, which ended with his defeat of Cornwallis at Yorktown (1781). He presided over the convention at Philadelphia (1787) that formulated the constitution of the US and elected him president

U.S. capital, founded 1791, named for President George Washington (1732-1799), the family name from a town in northeastern England, from Old English, literally “estate of a man named Wassa.” The U.S. state was named when it was formed as a territory in 1853 (admitted to the union 1889).

State in the northwestern United States bordered by British Columbia, Canada, to the north; Idaho to the east; Oregon to the south; and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Its capital is Olympia, and its largest city is Seattle. The area to the west of the Cascades, which run north and south through the middle of the state, is wet, mountainous, and forested, that to the east is arid.

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