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English noun: Washington

1. Washington (location) the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791


SynonymsAmerican capital, capital of the United States, Washington D.C.


Instance hypernymnational capital


Instance hyponymPotomac


Part holonymCapitol, Capitol Building, Capitol Hill, Georgetown, Lincoln Memorial, the Hill, Washington Monument, White House


Part meronymD.C., DC, District of Columbia

2. Washington (location) a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific


SynonymsEvergreen State, WA


Instance hypernymAmerican state


Part holonymAberdeen, Adams, Bellingham, Cape Flattery, capital of Washington, Columbia, Columbia River, Inland Passage, Inside Passage, Kennewick, Lake Chelan, Mount Adams, Mount Ranier, Mount Ranier National Park, Mount Saint Helens, Mount St. Helens, Mount Tacoma, Mt. Ranier, Mt. St. Helens, North Cascades National Park, Olympia, Olympic National Park, Pacific Northwest, Puget Sound, Ranier, scablands, Seattle, Snake, Snake River, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Walla Walla, Yakima


Part meronymAmerica, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA

3. Washington (group) the federal government of the United States


SynonymsCapital


Instance hypernymfederal government

4. Washington (person) 1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799)


SynonymsGeorge Washington, President Washington


Instance hypernymChief Executive, full general, general, President, President of the United States, United States President

5. Washington (person) United States educator who was born a slave but became educated and founded a college at Tuskegee in Alabama (1856-1915)


SynonymsBooker T. Washington, Booker Taliaferro Washington


Instance hypernymeducator, pedagog, pedagogue









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