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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


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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