I. biographical name Booker Taliaferro 1856-1915 American educator II. biographical name George 1732-1799 American general; 1st president of the United States (1789-97) • Washingtonian adjective III. geographical name 1. state NW United States capital Olympia area 68,192 square miles (177,299 square kilometers), population 5,894,121 2. city capital of the United States, coextensive with District of Columbia population 572,059 3. — see TerainaWashingtonian adjective or noun

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