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Washington

Definitions of Washington
  1. noun
    1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799)
    synonyms: George Washington, President Washington
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    full general, general
    a general officer of the highest rank
    Chief Executive, President, President of the United States, United States President
    the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government
  2. noun
    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
    synonyms: American capital, Washington D.C., capital of the United States
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    term sometimes used to refer to Washington, D.C.
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    national capital
    the capital city of a nation
  3. noun
    the federal government of the United States
    synonyms: Capital
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    federal government
    a government with strong central powers
  4. noun
    a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
    synonyms: Evergreen State, WA
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    American state
    one of the 50 states of the United States
  5. noun
    United States educator who was born a slave but became educated and founded a college at Tuskegee in Alabama (1856-1915)
    synonyms: Booker T. Washington, Booker Taliaferro Washington
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    educator, pedagog, pedagogue
    someone who educates young people
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