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Noun: Washington  wó-shing-tun
  1. 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
    - Washington D.C., American capital, capital of the United States
     
  2. A state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
    - Evergreen State, WA
     
  3. The federal government of the United States
    - Capital
     
  4. United States educator who was born a slave but became educated and founded a college at Tuskegee in Alabama (1856-1915)
    - Booker T. Washington, Booker Taliaferro Washington
     
  5. 1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799)
    - George Washington, President Washington

Derived forms: Washingtons

Type of: American state, Chief Executive, educator, federal government, full general, general, national capital, pedagog [US], pedagogue, President, President of the United States, United States President

Part of: America, D.C., DC, District of Columbia, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA

Encyclopedia: Washington, NH