Map of USA highlighting Washington, D.C.


Proper Noun

  • a state in the Pacific (region) Northwest region of the USA (country)
  • the capital city of the USA (country)
  • George Washington, the first president of the United States, and commanding general during its war of independence.
  • The federal government or administrative authority of the United States. From the capital city of Washington, D.C.
  • A placename:
  • A male given name from surnames, popular during the first century of American independence, given in honor of George Washington.
  • University of Washington.


  • a U.S. one-dollar bill, which features a portrait of George Washington


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  • , from Hwæssa + -ing. It was attested in 1096 as Wasindone. Hwæssa is of uncertain origin, said to possibly correspond to waþ + sige, or possibly related to hwæte. There are other theories; more at Washington.
  • The surname derives from the town, and most places in the United States are named for George Washington.

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