Verb Columbus Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:

(possibly dated) To explore; to go around exploring, to go around as an explorer. To appropriate; to lay claim to something, especially a discovery, which belongs to someone else.

More definition:

1.Christopher (Sp. Cristóbal Colón; It. Cristoforo Colombo) 1446?–1506, Italian navigator in Spanish service, traditionally considered the discoverer of America 149


2.a city in and the capital of Ohio, in the central part.

3.a city in W Georgia.

4.a city in central Indiana.

5.a city in E Mississippi.

6.a city in E Nebraska.

1.a state in the NE central United States, a part of the Midwest. 41,222 sq. mi. (106,765 sq. km).Capital,Columbus. Abbreviation,OH (for use with zip code), O.

2.a river formed by the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, flowing SW from Pittsburgh, Pa., to the Mississippi in S Illinois. 981 miles (1580 km) long.

1. a city in central Ohio, the state capital. Pop, 728 432 (2003 est)

2. a city in W Georgia, on the Chattahoochee River. Pop, 185 702 (2003 est) Columbus2 /kəˈlʌmbəs/ noun
1. Christopher. Spanish name Cristóbal Colón, Italian name Cristoforo Colombo. 1451–1506, Italian navigator and explorer in the service of Spain, who discovered the New World (1492) Ohio /əʊˈhaɪəʊ/ noun
1. a state of the central US, in the Midwest on Lake Erie, consists of prairies in the W and the Allegheny plateau in the E, the Ohio River forming the S and most of the E borders. Capital, Columbus. Pop, 11 435 798 (2003 est). Area, 107 044 sq km (41 330 sq miles) Abbreviation and zip code OH

2. a river in the eastern US, formed by the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers at Pittsburgh, flows generally W and SW to join the Mississippi at Cairo, Illinois, as its chief E tributary. Length, 1570 km (975 miles) Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
his name is Latinized from his native Italian Cristoforo Colombo, in Spanish Christobal Colon.America was discovered accidentally by a great seaman who was looking for something else, and most of the exploration for the next fifty years was done in the hope of getting through or around it. [S.E. Morison, "The Oxford History of the United States," 1965]
originally used of the river, from Seneca (Iroquoian) ohi,yo', proper name from ohi,yo,h, literally "good river." The Seneca also used this of the Allegheny, which they considered the headwaters of the Ohio. Related, Ohian (1819); Ohioan (1818).


The Anasazi, "The Ancient Ones," as the pres­ent day Navajo call them, built cities and a society for 13 centuries before abandoning this high Sonoran desert, all before Columbus ever set sail.

Aspinwall (1807-1875), one of the builders of the railway; but some years afterwards its name was changed by legislative enactment to Colon, in honour of Christopher Columbus, who entered Limon Bay in 1502.

The cities and towns having a population in 1900 of 4000 or more were: Vicksburg, Meridian, Natchez, Jackson, Greenville, Columbus, Biloxi, Yazoo City, McComb and Hattiesburg.

Columbus, trusting to Toscanelli's misleading chart, looked upon the countries discovered by him as belonging to eastern Asia, a view still shared about 1507 by his brother Bartolomeo.

Lancaster is served by the Hocking Valley, the Columbus & Southern and the Cincinnati & Muskingum Valley (Pennsylvania Lines) railways, and by the electric line of the Scioto Valley Traction Company, which connects it with Columbus.

I shall always keep them, and it will make me very happy to think that you found them, on that far away island, from which Columbus sailed to discover our dear country.

Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.

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