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Columbia meaning

columbia - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. a university in New York City
  2. 2. America; the United States; -- a poetical appellation given in honor of Columbus, the discoverer.

columbia - examples of usage

  1. The disease extended to 22 States and the District of Columbia, at places ranging from the Atlantic to the Pacific coasts. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. No fewer than twenty courses of lectures on the theory and practice of education were given in Columbia College during 1898- 99. Teaching, I take it, is an art founded upon, and intimately associated with, the science of psychology. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  3. In the western half of British Columbia, however, long periods of severe weather are rare. - "The Greater Power", Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton.
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