What are Columbus?

  • (noun): The state capital of Ohio; located in the center of the state; site of Ohio State University.
    Synonyms: capital of Ohio
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Columbus

Columbus is a Latinized version of the Italian surname "Colombo". It most commonly refers to:

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The Columbus Citizen-Journal
... The Columbus Citizen-Journal was a daily morning newspaper in Columbus, Ohio published by the Scripps Howard company ... was formed in 1959 by the merger of The Columbus Citizen and The Ohio State Journal ... staff in a joint operating agreement with The Columbus Dispatch ...
The Columbus Citizen-Journal - History
... Operations were moved to nearby Columbus in 1814 after it became the state's new capital ... Comly's military service during the American Civil War, he returned to Columbus and rapidly established the Journal as one of the leading newspapers in Ohio ... The rival Columbus Citizen had been founded in 1899 as an independent newspaper not affiliated with a political party ...
Taíno People - Spaniards and Taínos
... Columbus and his crew, landing on an island in the Bahamas on October 12, 1492, were the first Europeans to encounter the Taíno people ... Columbus wrote They traded with us and gave us everything they had, with good will..they took great delight in pleasing us..They are very gentle and ... The Taínos called the island Guanahaní which Columbus renamed as San Salvador (Spanish for "Holy Savior") ...
Prayer Of Columbus
... "Prayer of Columbus" is a poem written by the late American poet Walt Whitman ... The poem evokes the enterprising spirit of the Christopher Columbus in a God-fearing light, who rediscovered the North American continent in 1492, leading to the ... American continent roughly 500 years earlier, Columbus' rediscovery has had a more lasting impact on the colonization trends that continued up until around the onset of World War I ...

More definitions of "Columbus":

  • (noun): A town in eastern Mississippi near the border with Alabama.
  • (noun): A city in western Georgia on the Chattahoochee River; industrial center.

Famous quotes containing the word columbus:

    The only history is a mere question of one’s struggle inside oneself. But that is the joy of it. One need neither discover Americas nor conquer nations, and yet one has as great a work as Columbus or Alexander, to do.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    Herein is the explanation of the analogies, which exist in all the arts. They are the re-appearance of one mind, working in many materials to many temporary ends. Raphael paints wisdom, Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakspeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it. Painting was called “silent poetry,” and poetry “speaking painting.” The laws of each art are convertible into the laws of every other.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    These were the sounds that issued from the wigwams of this country before Columbus was born; they have not yet died away; and, with remarkably few exceptions, the language of their forefathers is still copious enough for them. I felt that I stood, or rather lay, as near to the primitive man of America, that night, as any of its discoverers ever did.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)