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Map of US highlighting the state of Washington
 
Map of US highlighting Washington, D.C.

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Washington (the town in Tyne and Wear, northeast England): probably from the Old English place name Hwæssingatūn (literally a settlement of the household of Hwæssa), from Hwæssa (a Saxon chieftain's name) +‎ -ing (belonging to) +‎ tūn (homestead, settlement). It was attested in 1096 as Wasindone. Hwæssa is of uncertain origin, said to possibly correspond to waþ (hunt) + sige (victory),[1] or possibly related to hwæte (wheat). There are other theories; more at Washington.

The surname derives from the town, and most places in the United States are named for George Washington.

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Washington (countable and uncountable, plural Washingtons)

  1. Washington state (a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States; capital: Olympia; largest city: Seattle)
  2. Washington, D.C. (the capital city of the United States)
    • 2023 March 7, Ben Blanchard, Yimou Lee, “China 'seriously concerned' by Taiwan president 'transit' plans amid reported US trip”, in Muralikumar Anantharaman, Robert Birsel, editors, Reuters[1], archived from the original on 08 March 2023, Asia Pacific‎[2]:
      Taiwanese presidents, including Tsai, have a record of travelling through the U.S. en route to other countries, usually for a day or two, though the U.S. government has generally avoided meeting senior Taiwanese officials in Washington.
    1. District of Columbia (a district of the United States, coterminous with the city of Washington)
  3. George Washington, the first president of the United States, and commanding general during its war of independence.
  4. (figuratively, metonymically) The federal government or administrative authority of the United States. From the capital city of Washington, D.C.
  5. An English habitational surname from Old English.
  6. A placename:
    1. A location in the United Kingdom:
      1. A town in the Metropolitan Borough of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England.
      2. A village and civil parish of Horsham district, West Sussex, England.
    2. Several other locations in the United States, most of which are named for George Washington:
      1. A ghost town in Autauga County, Alabama.
      2. A very small city in Hempstead County, Arkansas.
      3. A census-designated place in Nevada County, California.
      4. A town in Litchfield County, Connecticut.
      5. A small city, the county seat of Wilkes County, Georgia.
      6. A city in Tazewell County, Illinois.
      7. A city, the county seat of Daviess County, Indiana.
      8. A small city, the county seat of Washington County, Iowa.
      9. A small city, the county seat of Washington County, Kansas.
      10. A neighborhood of the city of Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky.
      11. A village in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.
      12. A town in Knox County, Maine.
      13. A small town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
      14. An unincorporated community in Macomb County, Michigan.
      15. An unincorporated community in Adams County, Mississippi.
      16. A city in Franklin County, Missouri.
      17. A village in Washington County, Nebraska.
      18. A town in Sullivan County, New Hampshire.
      19. A borough of Warren County, New Jersey.
      20. A town in Dutchess County, New York.
      21. A small city, the county seat of Beaufort County, North Carolina.
      22. A small town in McClain County, Oklahoma, named for Caddo chief "Little Boy" Washington.
      23. A city, the county seat of Washington County, Pennsylvania.
      24. A city in Washington County, Utah.
      25. A town in Orange County, Vermont.
      26. A small town, the county seat of Rappahannock County, Virginia.
      27. A census-designated place in Wood County, West Virginia.
      28. A town in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.
      29. A town in Shawano County, Wisconsin.
      30. A town in Vilas County, Wisconsin.
      31. A small town in Sauk County, Wisconsin.
      32. A small town in La Crosse County, Wisconsin.
      33. A small town in Green County, Wisconsin.
      34. A small town in Rusk County, Wisconsin.
      35. An unincorporated community in Door County, Wisconsin.
      36. A large number of townships in the United States, listed under Washington Township.
    3. A community in Oxford County, Ontario, Canada.
    4. A community in Mahaica-Berbice, Guyana.
    5. A location in the Philippines:
      1. A barangay of Catarman, Northern Samar.
      2. A barangay of Escalante, Negros Occidental.
      3. A barangay of San Jacinto, Masbate.
      4. A barangay of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte.
  7. (US) A male given name transferred from the surname, popular during the first century of American independence, given in honor of George Washington.
  8. University of Washington.

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Statistics

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Washington is the 145th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 177,386 individuals. Washington is most common among Black (87.5%) individuals.

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Noun

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Washington (plural Washingtons)

  1. (slang, US) a U.S. one-dollar bill, which features a portrait of George Washington

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Divisions of the United States of America in English (layout · text)
States: Alabama · Alaska · Arizona · Arkansas · California · Colorado · Connecticut · Delaware · Florida · Georgia · Hawaii · Idaho · Illinois · Indiana · Iowa · Kansas · Kentucky · Louisiana · Maine · Maryland · Massachusetts · Michigan · Minnesota · Mississippi · Missouri · Montana · Nebraska · Nevada · New Hampshire · New Jersey · New Mexico · New York · North Carolina · North Dakota · Ohio · Oklahoma · Oregon · Pennsylvania · Rhode Island · South Carolina · South Dakota · Tennessee · Texas · Utah · Vermont · Virginia · Washington · West Virginia · Wisconsin · Wyoming
Federal District: Washington, D.C.
Territories: American Samoa · Guam · Northern Mariana Islands · Puerto Rico · United States minor outlying islands · United States Virgin Islands

References

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  1. ^ Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Washington”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 3, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN.

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Czech

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Washington m inan (related adjective washingtonský)

  1. Washington, D.C. (the capital city of the United States)
  2. Washington (a state of the United States)

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Washington m anim (female equivalent Washingtonová)

  1. a male English surname

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Danish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English Washington.

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Washington (genitive Washingtons)

  1. Washington (a city in the United States)
  2. Washington (a state of the United States)

Dutch

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English Washington. (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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  • Audio:(file)
  • Hyphenation: Wa‧shing‧ton

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Washington n

  1. A neighbourhood of Noord, Aruba.

Finnish

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Etymology

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From English Washington.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʋoʃiŋton/, [ˈʋo̞ʃiŋt̪o̞n]
  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑʃiŋton/, [ˈʋɑ̝ʃiŋt̪o̞n]

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Washington

  1. Washington (a state of the United States)
  2. Washington, D.C. (the capital city of the United States)

Declension

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Inflection of Washington (Kotus type 6/paperi, no gradation)
nominative Washington
genitive Washingtonin
partitive Washingtonia
illative Washingtoniin
singular plural
nominative Washington
accusative nom. Washington
gen. Washingtonin
genitive Washingtonin
partitive Washingtonia
inessive Washingtonissa
elative Washingtonista
illative Washingtoniin
adessive Washingtonilla
ablative Washingtonilta
allative Washingtonille
essive Washingtonina
translative Washingtoniksi
abessive Washingtonitta
instructive
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Washington (Kotus type 6/paperi, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Washingtonini
accusative nom. Washingtonini
gen. Washingtonini
genitive Washingtonini
partitive Washingtoniani
inessive Washingtonissani
elative Washingtonistani
illative Washingtoniini
adessive Washingtonillani
ablative Washingtoniltani
allative Washingtonilleni
essive Washingtoninani
translative Washingtonikseni
abessive Washingtonittani
instructive
comitative
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Washingtonisi
accusative nom. Washingtonisi
gen. Washingtonisi
genitive Washingtonisi
partitive Washingtoniasi
inessive Washingtonissasi
elative Washingtonistasi
illative Washingtoniisi
adessive Washingtonillasi
ablative Washingtoniltasi
allative Washingtonillesi
essive Washingtoninasi
translative Washingtoniksesi
abessive Washingtonittasi
instructive
comitative
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Washingtonimme
accusative nom. Washingtonimme
gen. Washingtonimme
genitive Washingtonimme
partitive Washingtoniamme
inessive Washingtonissamme
elative Washingtonistamme
illative Washingtoniimme
adessive Washingtonillamme
ablative Washingtoniltamme
allative Washingtonillemme
essive Washingtoninamme
translative Washingtoniksemme
abessive Washingtonittamme
instructive
comitative
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Washingtoninne
accusative nom. Washingtoninne
gen. Washingtoninne
genitive Washingtoninne
partitive Washingtonianne
inessive Washingtonissanne
elative Washingtonistanne
illative Washingtoniinne
adessive Washingtonillanne
ablative Washingtoniltanne
allative Washingtonillenne
essive Washingtoninanne
translative Washingtoniksenne
abessive Washingtonittanne
instructive
comitative
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Washingtoninsa
accusative nom. Washingtoninsa
gen. Washingtoninsa
genitive Washingtoninsa
partitive Washingtoniaan
Washingtoniansa
inessive Washingtonissaan
Washingtonissansa
elative Washingtonistaan
Washingtonistansa
illative Washingtoniinsa
adessive Washingtonillaan
Washingtonillansa
ablative Washingtoniltaan
Washingtoniltansa
allative Washingtonilleen
Washingtonillensa
essive Washingtoninaan
Washingtoninansa
translative Washingtonikseen
Washingtoniksensa
abessive Washingtonittaan
Washingtonittansa
instructive
comitative

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Washington m

  1. Washington (a state of the United States)
  2. Washington, D.C. (the capital city of the United States)

German

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈvɔʃɪŋtn̩/, /ˈwɔʃɪŋtn̩/
  • Audio:(file)

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Washington n (proper noun, genitive Washingtons or (optionally with an article) Washington)

  1. Washington (a state of the United States) (state)
  2. Washington D.C.

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈvɒʃiŋkton]
  • Hyphenation: Wa‧shing‧ton
  • Rhymes: -on

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Washington

  1. Washington (a state of the United States)
  2. Washington, D.C. (the capital city of the United States)

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Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Washington
accusative Washingtont
dative Washingtonnak
instrumental Washingtonnal
causal-final Washingtonért
translative Washingtonná
terminative Washingtonig
essive-formal Washingtonként
essive-modal
inessive Washingtonban
superessive Washingtonon
adessive Washingtonnál
illative Washingtonba
sublative Washingtonra
allative Washingtonhoz
elative Washingtonból
delative Washingtonról
ablative Washingtontól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Washingtoné
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Washingtonéi
Possessive forms of Washington
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Washingtonom
2nd person sing. Washingtonod
3rd person sing. Washingtonja
1st person plural Washingtonunk
2nd person plural Washingtonotok
3rd person plural Washingtonjuk

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Italian

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Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from English Washington.

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Washington m

  1. Washington (a state of the United States)
  2. Washington, D.C. (the capital city of the United States)
  3. the letter W in the Italian spelling alphabet

References

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  1. ^ Washington in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Portuguese

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Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from English Washington.

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Washington m

  1. a male given name from English

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Washington

  1. Washington (a state of the United States)
  2. Washington (the capital city of the United States)
    Synonym: Washington, D.C.

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Washington is never indicated by an article; see usage notes for Portugal.

Slovak

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Washington m inan (genitive singular Washingtonu, declension pattern of dub)

  1. Washington, D.C. (the capital city of the United States)
  2. Washington (a state of the United States)

References

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  • Washington”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

Spanish

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈwaʃinton/ [ˈwa.ʃĩn̪.t̪õn]
    • Syllabification: Wa‧shing‧ton
  • IPA(key): /ˈwasinton/ [ˈwa.sĩn̪.t̪õn]
  • IPA(key): (also) /ˈwaʃiŋton/ [ˈwa.ʃiŋ.t̪õn]

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Washington m

  1. Washington (a state of the United States)
  2. the letter W in the Spanish spelling alphabet

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Swedish

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Proper noun

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Washington n (genitive Washingtons)

  1. Washington (a state of the United States)
  2. Washington, D.C. (the capital city of the United States)

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Proper noun

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Washington

  1. Washington (a state of the United States)
  2. Washington, D.C. (the capital city of the United States)

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