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English noun: capital of the United States

1. capital of the United States (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, Washington, 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

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