Definition of Columbian

1. Adjective. Of or relating to Christopher Columbus.

Partainyms: Columbus
Derivative terms: Columbus

Definition of Columbian

1. a. Of or pertaining to the United States, or to America.

Definition of Columbian

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to (w Christopher Columbus), the discoverer of America, or his life or time. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or from any of the places called (w Columbia). ¹

3. Adjective. (dated or poetic) American, from the United States of America ¹

4. Adjective. (misspelling of Colombian) ¹

5. Noun. One of the (w Columbian Issue) stamps. ¹

6. Noun. An inhabitant of any of the places called (w Columbia) ¹

7. Noun. (dated or poetic) American, someone from the United States of America ¹

8. Noun. (misspelling of Colombian) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Columbian

Coluber constrictor
Coluber constrictor flaviventris
Coluber hippocrepis
Columba fasciata
Columba livia
Columba palumbus
Columbia Mental Maturity Scale
Columbia River
Columbia University
Columbia tiger lily
Columbian (current term)
Columbus Day
Colutea arborescens
Coma Berenices

Literary usage of Columbian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Literature of American History: A Bibliographical Guide, in which the by Josephus Nelson Larned (1902)
"QB Pre-Columbian Discovery Anderson, Rasmus Björn. America not ... Same; also Bibliography of the pre-Columbian discoveries of America, by PB Watson. ..."

2. Pamphlets on the Constitution of the United States: Published During Its by Paul Leicester Ford (1888)
"EG has come out as a Columbian Patriot—a pitiful performance. ... We have received yours by a Columbian Patriot—a well composed piece but in a style too ..."

3. A Documentary History of American Industrial Society by American Bureau of Industrial Research, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Eugene Allen Gilmore (1910)
"I have visited the Columbian Association, seven miles above Zanesville, on the Muskingum. The site of the Ohio Phalanx was beautiful, but it cannot be ..."

4. American Book Prices Current by Katherine Kyes Leab, Daniel J Leab (1907)
"Columbian MAGAZINE.—Continued. number), Muhlenberg, A., Oct. 25, '06. (120) $12.50. ... Columbian NAVAL MELODY: a Collection of Songs and Odes. Bost., 1813. ..."

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