Virginia
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /vɚˈdʒɪn.jə/
Proper noun
  1. A state of USA, official=Commonwealth of Virginia.
    Synonyms: Old Dominion, State of Virginia, VA, Va., Virg.
  2. (astronomy) 50 Virginia, a main belt asteroid.
  3. A female given name.
    • 1380s-1390s, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales: The Physician's Prologue and Tale
      "Daughter," quoth he, "Virginia by thy name, / There be two wayes, either death or shame, / That thou must suffer, - alas that I was bore!
    • 1840 Frederick Marryat, Poor Jack, Chapter III,
      Here, in due time, she was brought to bed of a daughter, whom she christened by the name of Virginia; not so much out of respect to her last mistress, who bore that name, as because she considered it peculiarly ladylike and genteel.
    • 1854 Lydia Howard Sigourney, The Western Home, and Other Poems, Parry & McMillan, 1854, page 87 ,
      O sweet Virginia Dare! / Thou art the lily of our love, / The forest's sylph-like queen, / The first-born bud from Saxon stem / That this New World hath seen!
    • 1956 Charlotte Armstrong, A Dram of Poison, Coward-McCann, pages 164-165:
      She said her name was Virginia Severson. It suited her. She looked very virginal, and clean, calm, cool in a Scandinavian sort of way.
  4. Any of several places, in the United States and elsewhere:
    1. A suburb in Brisbane, Queensland.
    2. A town/suburb in Adelaide, South Australia.
    3. A community in the town of Georgina.
    4. A municipality in Lempira, Honduras.
    5. A town in Cavan, Ireland.
    6. A suburb in Monrovia, Liberia.
    7. A gold mining town in Free State, South Africa.
    8. , now Virginiatown, California.
    9. A city/county seat in Cass County, Illinois.
    10. A city in St. Louis County, Minnesota.
    11. An unincorporated community in Bates County, Missouri.
    12. A village in Gage County, Nebraska.
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