Pronunciation: (wosh'ing-tun, wô'shing-), [key]
1. Book•er T(al•ia•ferro) Pronunciation: (book'ur tol'u-vur), [key] 1856–1915, U.S. reformer, educator, author, and lecturer.
2. George, 1732–99, U.S. general and political leader: 1st president of the U.S. 1789–97.
3. Martha (Martha Dandridge), 1732–1802, wife of George.
4. Also called Washington, D.C. the capital of the United States, on the Potomac between Maryland and Virginia: coextensive with the District of Columbia. 637,651. Abbr.: Wash. See map under District of Columbia.
5. Also called Washington State. a state in the NW United States, on the Pacific coast. 3,553,231; 68,192 sq. mi. (176,615 sq. km). Cap.: Olympia. Abbr.: WA (for use with zip code), Wash.
6. a city in SW Pennsylvania. 18,363.
7. a city in SW Indiana. 11,325.
8. a town in central Illinois. 10,364.
9. Mount, a mountain in N New Hampshire, in the White Mountains: highest peak in the NE United States. 6293 ft. (1918 m).
10. Lake, a lake in W Washington, near Seattle. 20 mi. (32 km) long.
11. a male given name.
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