- Columbia☆ Columbia1 [kə lum′bē ə, kə lumbyə ]n.[after COLUMBUS1 Christopher]Old Poet. the U.S. personified as a womanColumbia2 [kə lum′bē ə, kə lum′byə]1. [after Columbia, personification of the U.S.] capital of S.C., on the Congaree River: pop. 116,0002. [after Columbia, personification of the U.S.] city in central Mo.: pop. 85,0003. city in NC Md., southwest of Baltimore: pop. 88,0004. [after the name of the first ship to enter it (1792)] river rising in SE British Columbia and flowing south & west through Wash., & along the Wash.-Oreg. border into the Pacific: 1,210 mi (1,947 km)
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.