Atlanta

Definitions of Atlanta
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n state capital and largest city of Georgia; chief commercial center of the southeastern United States; was plundered and burned by Sherman's army during the American Civil War

Synonyms:
capital of Georgia
Example of:
state capital
the capital city of a political subdivision of a country

n a siege in which Federal troops under Sherman cut off the railroads supplying the city and then burned it; 1864

Synonyms:
battle of Atlanta
Example of:
beleaguering, besieging, military blockade, siege
the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack

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