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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Columbia (name) is a poetic name for America (in the sense of "European colonies in the New World"), and the feminine personification of the United States of America.

Columbia may also refer to:







Associated with the Columbia River


United States



District of Columbia






New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York




South Carolina





Outside North America


School Districts





  • Columbia JL, a large amphibian aircraft built only as three prototypes
  • Columbia, the airplane piloted by Clarence Duncan Chamberlin as the second person to fly solo across the Atlantic
  • Columbia, another name for the 2-4-2 classification of steam locomotives, named for an early locomotive of this type called Columbia

Other uses

See also

Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

There is more than one place called Columbia:

United States of America

Beware also the possible misspelling of Colombia, the name of a country in South America.

This article is a disambiguation page. If you arrived here by following a link from another page you can help by correcting it, so that it points to the appropriate disambiguated page.

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

There is more than one meaning of Columbia discussed in the 1911 Encyclopedia. We are planning to let all links go to the correct meaning directly, but for now you will have to search it out from the list below by yourself. If you want to change the link that led you here yourself, it would be appreciated.


Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Wikipedia has an article on:


See also Colombia




From Christopher Columbus, the latinized name (whether from Italian (Colombo?), Spanish Colón or still another Romance language is disputed) of the European Renaissance (re?)discoverer of the Americas.


Proper noun


  1. (poetic) America; the United States; an appellation given in honor of Columbus, the discoverer.
  2. (archaic) The female personification of the USA.
  3. The capital and largest city of South Carolina.
  4. A city in Missouri
  5. Shortened form of Columbia University.
  6. The space shuttle Columbia.

Derived terms

Related terms


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Simple English

For the country in South America, see Colombia.

Columbia is the original name for the United States and inspired the names of many things. For the original Columbia, see Historical Columbia.


Places in North America

  • Columbia River
    • Upper Columbia United Tribes, certain Native American peoples near the Columbia River
  • British Columbia
  • District of Columbia
  • Mount Columbia (Colorado)
  • Mount Columbia (Alberta)
  • Columbia Glacier (Alaska)
  • Columbia Glacier (Washington)
  • Columbia Peak in the state of Washington
  • Columbia Icefield in Alberta and British Columbia

U.S. cities or towns:

  • Columbia, South Carolina, the state capital
  • Columbia, Alabama
  • Columbia, Connecticut
  • Columbia, California
  • Columbia, Illinois
  • Columbia, Louisiana
  • Columbia, Maryland
  • Columbia, Mississippi
  • Columbia, Missouri, home of the University of Missouri
  • Columbia, New Hampshire
  • Columbia, New Jersey
  • Columbia, New York
  • Columbia, North Carolina
  • Columbia, Pennsylvania
  • Columbia, Tennessee
  • Columbia, Virginia
  • Columbia, Texas

Other places in the U.S.

  • Columbia Beach, Washington
  • Columbia Center, New York
  • Columbia Center, Ohio
  • Columbia City, Indiana
  • Columbia City, Oregon
  • Columbia County, Arkansas
  • Columbia County, Florida
  • Columbia County, Georgia
  • Columbia County, New York
  • Columbia County, Oregon
  • Columbia County, Pennsylvania
  • Columbia County, Washington
  • Columbia Cross Roads, Pennsylvania
  • Columbia Heights, Minnesota
  • Columbia Heights, Oregon
  • Columbia Heights, Washington, DC
  • Columbia Station, Ohio
  • Columbia Township, Jackson County, Michigan
  • Columbia Township, Tuscola County, Michigan
  • Columbia Township, Van Buren County, Michigan
  • Columbia Valley Gardens, Washington

Well-known companies

  • Columbia Aircraft
  • Columbia Automobile Company
  • Columbia Bicycles
  • CBS, Columbia Broadcasting System
  • Columbia Graphophone Company
  • Columbia Management Group
  • Columbia Masterworks Records
  • Columbia Music Entertainment
  • Columbia Pictures
  • Columbia Records
  • Columbia Sussex
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Columbia University Press, publisher of the Columbia Encyclopedia


  • Columbia University
  • any of several Columbia Colleges
  • Columbia Theological Seminary
  • Columbia School of Broadcasting
  • Columbia Union College
  • University of the District of Columbia


  • Columbia Nuclear Generating Station in Washington
  • Columbia (supercomputer), a NASA supercomputer


  • Space shuttle Columbia, which fell apart during reentry in 2003
  • the Apollo 11 Command/Service Module
  • USS Columbia, several ships of the US Navy
  • Airplane piloted by Clarence Duncan Chamberlin when he was the second person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
  • HMS Columbia, the name of many ships of the Royal Navy
  • Columbia, the type 2-4-2 railroad locomotive in the Whyte notation
  • Columbia automobile, Hartford, Connecticut, United States (1893-1917)
  • Lightship Columbia, WLV-604, the first lightship on the Pacific Coast of the United States

Railroad passenger trains

  • Columbian (B&O), a former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad train between Jersey City, New Jersey and Chicago, Illinois
  • Columbian (passenger train), a former Milwaukee Road train between Chicago and Tacoma

Fictional uses

  • Columbia, a spaceship in Wally Wood's comic story Dark Side of the Moon, published in 1950
  • Columbia (NX-02), a fictional starship on the television series Star Trek: Enterprise
  • Columbia, a character in The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • "Columbia", a song by Paul van Dyk on Out There And Back
  • Columbia Airlines, fictional airline from Airport 1975
  • a Battlestar from both the original and the re-imagined versions of the Battlestar Galactica T.V show


  • "Columbia, Gem of the Ocean", a historical patriotic song still occasionally sung in the U.S.
  • Columbia (song), a song on the 1994 Oasis album Definitely Maybe
  • "Hail, Columbia", currently the official anthem of the Vice President and an early anthem of the United States
  • "Roll on Columbia", a 1941 popular song by Woody Guthrie about the Columbia River


  • Columbia Station, a station on the Vancouver SkyTrain
  • Columbia (supercontinent)

Other pages

  • Columbiad, a type of cannon from the 19th century
  • Columba (constellation)
  • Niobium, an element formerly named Columbium
  • Saint Columba
  • Saint Columbanus
  • The Columbian Orator


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