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Old Dominion State

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Definition of the noun old dominion state

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  1. a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • scientific name: Virginia
    • synonyms of Old Dominion State: Old Dominion / VA / Va.
    • instance of: American state = one of the 50 states of the United States
    • part of: America / the States / U.S. / U.S.A. / United States / United States of America / US / USA = North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; South = the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line
    • parts:
      • Shenandoah National Park = a national park in Virginia for the Blue Ridge Mountains
      • capital of Virginia / Richmond = capital of the state of Virginia located in the east central part of the state
      • Blacksburg = a university town in southwestern Virginia (west of Roanoke) in the Allegheny Mountains
      • Jamestown = a former village on the James River in Virginia to the north of Norfolk
      • Newport News = a port city in southeastern Virginia at the mouth of the James River off Hampton Roads
      • Norfolk = port city located in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay
      • Lynchburg = a city in central Virginia
      • Portsmouth = a port city in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River opposite Norfolk; naval base
      • Roanoke = a city in southwestern Virginia
      • Virginia Beach = the largest city in Virginia; long overshadowed by Norfolk but growing rapidly since 1970; with 28 miles of public beaches tourism is a major factor in the economy
      • Bull Run = a creek in northeastern Virginia where two battles were fought in the American Civil War
      • Chancellorsville = a village in northeastern Virginia
      • Fredericksburg = a town in northeastern Virginia on the Rappahannock River
      • Petersburg = a town in southeastern Virginia
      • Spotsylvania = a village in northeastern Virginia where battles were fought during the American Civil War
      • Yorktown = a historic village in southeastern Virginia to the north of Newport News
      • Mount Vernon = the former residence of George Washington in northeastern Virginia overlooking the Potomac river
      • Allegheny Mountains / Alleghenies = the western part of the Appalachian Mountains
      • Blue Ridge Mountains / Blue Ridge = a range of the Appalachians extending from southern Pennsylvania to northern Georgia
      • Chesapeake Bay = a large inlet of the North Atlantic between Virginia and Maryland
      • Clinch River = a river that rises in southwestern Virginia and flows generally southwestward across eastern Tennessee to the Tennessee River
      • Elizabeth River = a short river in southeastern Virginia flowing between Norfolk and Portsmouth into Hampton Roads
      • Hampton Roads = a channel in southeastern Virginia through which the Elizabeth River and the James River flow into Chesapeake Bay
      • James River / James = a river in Virginia that flows east into Chesapeake Bay at Hampton Roads
      • Potomac River / Potomac = a river in the east central United States
      • Rappahannock River / Rappahannock = a river that flows across eastern Virginia into the Tidewater region
      • Shenandoah River = a river of northern Virginia that empties into the Potomac at Harpers Ferry
      • Shenandoah Valley = a large valley between the Allegheny Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains in northern Virginia
    • member of: Confederacy / Confederate States / Confederate States of America / Dixie / Dixieland / South = the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
    • observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
      map of observational data from the GBIF
      Count per one degree cell
      1 - 9
      10 - 99
      100 - 999
      1000 - 9999
      10000 - 99999

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Google previewBowhunter's Encyclopedia (1992)

by Dwight R. Schuh

VIRGINIA The Old Dominion State has a total area of 40,817 square miles. The Blue Ridge divides Virginia into two general hunting regions. In general, country west of the Blue Ridge consists of mountains and ridge- and-valley terrain.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States (2000)

by George B. Kirsch, Othello Harris, Claire Elaine Nolte

By 1800 the Old Dominion state was the breeding ground from which both the thoroughbred and the quarter horse had emerged. What developed in the stable and at tracks was a working alliance between the elite inner circle of Anglo- Saxon ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary for Children (2001)

by Robert B. Costello

State Nickname: Old Dominion State Bird: Cardinal State Flower: Dogwood Virgin Islands A group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. Some of them belong to the United States, and the others belong to the United Kingdom. f>rk ...

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