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Definition of the noun vancouver

What does vancouver mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. English navigator remembered for his exploration of the Pacific coast of North America (1757-1798)
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Vancouver: George Vancouver
    • instance of: navigator = in earlier times, a person who explored by ship


  1. Vancouver, officially the City of Vancouver, is the largest city mainland in British Columbia, Canada. The 2011 census recorded 603,502 people in the city, making it the eighth largest Canadian municipality. The Greater Vancouver area of around 2.4 million inhabitants is the third most populous metropolitan area in the country and the most populous in Western Canada. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada; 52% of its residents have a first language other than English. Vancouver is classed as a Beta global city. The City of Vancouver encompasses a land area of about 114 square kilometres, giving it a population density of about 5,249 people per square kilometre. Vancouver is the most densely populated Canadian municipality, and the fourth most densely populated city over 250,000 residents in North America, behind New York City, San Francisco, and Mexico City.
  2. Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. State of Washington. Incorporated in 1857, it is the fourth largest city in the state, with a population of 161,791 as of April 1, 2010 census. Vancouver is the county seat of Clark County and forms part of the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area, the 24th-largest metropolitan area in the United States. In 2005, Money magazine named it No. 91 on its list of best places in America to live in.
  3. Vancouver was a steam-run bark built and operated by the Hudson's Bay Company to serve on the route between London, England and Fort Victoria on Vancouver Island in what is now the province of British Columbia, Canada. Other vessels committed to the route were Columbia and Cowlitz, but Vancouver was the first of the three to enter Victoria harbour, and the first vessel to sail directly from England to enter that port, in 1845. Other vessels in the company's service were Nereid and Cadboro.

There are other places with in their name, like East Vancouver, Fort Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver College, Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver Vertical, Greater Vancouver Zoo, Vancouver Film School, Vancouver Film Studios, Captain George Vancouver, Reflections of Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver General Hospital, Downtown West End Vancouver.


  1. "Vancouver" is an EP by the band La Dispute, released April 14, 2006. This was the first release the band made with the recording label Friction Records after signing for them in 2004.
  2. "Vancouver" is the fourth studio album by Matthew Good, released on October 6, 2009.
    • genre: Rock music
    • released on (6 years ago)
    • award:
      • Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year nomination for Matthew Good
      • Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year, received by Matthew Good
  3. "Vancouver" is a musical album of Véronique Sanson.
    • released in (40 years ago)
  4. "Vancouver" is a musical EP of Machinefabriek.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  5. "Vancouver" is a composition.
  6. "Vancouver" is a musical single of Henry Saiz.
    • released on (8 years ago)


"Vancouver" is a book by Aynsley Vogel.

  • also known as "Vancouver: a history in photographs"


Vancouver is a film screening venue.

Phrases with Vancouver

  1. Vancouver Snail
  2. Vancouver Marmot
  3. Vancouver Okenia
  4. Vancouver Lamprey
  5. Vancouver Scallop
  6. Vancouver Thistle
  7. Vancouver Wildrye
  8. Vancouver Fileclam
  9. Vancouver Groundcone
  10. Vancouver Stygobromid
  11. Vancouver Island Marmot
  12. Vancouver Porotrichum Moss
  13. Vancouver Island Beggarticks
  14. Vancouver Island Cave Amphipod
  15. george vancouver

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Vancouver

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Google previewRelocation 101 (2002)

Focus on the Greater Vancouver Area by Janet Auty-Carlisle, Kai Hansen

Vancouver is a beautiful city for work, for play and for life; its strikingly beautiful and diverse natural environment provides an excellent setting for all kinds of recreation. Golf, sailing, skiing, year-round jogging, and many other sports provide ...

Google previewJourney to Vancouver Grd 4-6 (2009)

by Karen McRae

Vancouver is a beautiful, coastal city located in the southwestern corner of the province of British Columbia (B.C.) in Canada. Canada is...

Google previewCambridge Geographical Text Books (2014)

by A. R. Chart-Leigh

Vancouver is the starting point of vessels trading with Japan, Australia and New Zealand. éS't John's is the chief port and town of Newfoundlan . Administration, Divisions, and. Towns. The Dominion of Canada consists of nine provinces ( Nova ...

Google previewAmerican Shipping (1920)

Vancouver is the natural Western outlet for the grain of the Prairie Provinces, and is the terminal port for British, Australian and Asiatic steamship lines. It has direct connection with European ports via the Suez and the Panama canals and, ...

Google previewOcd (2007)

A Life Among Secrets by Steven Diamond

Vancouver is a booming Canadian version of Hollywood, having some of the greatest production craftsmen in the world. The craftsmen there produce some of the biggest budget films and TV shows, and lately have been giving Hollywood a ...

Google previewThe Great Inversion and the Future of the American City (2013)

by Alan Ehrenhalt

Vancouver is a city of about six hundred thousand, roughly the size of Washington, D.C. What makes it unusual—indeed, unique in all of North America at this point—is that roughly 20 percent of its residents live within a couple of square miles ...

Google previewKeep off the Grass (2013)

A Scientific Enquiry Into the Biological Effects of Marijuana by Gabriel G. Nahas

Vancouver is a visually impressive city, spread out between forested slopes and snow-covered mountains on the one...

coal, steel, oil, hydroelectric power, and huge forests, Vancouver is the busiest Canadian port on the Pacific coast and a ...

Google previewPower Boating (1910)

Vancouver is the commercial metropolis, while Victoria contains the seat of government of British Columbia By Louis P. Zimmerman By R. G. St. John. VER on the west coast of this continent is a country whose development in the last decade ...

Google previewArts & Architecture (1916)

Vancouver is the terminal city of the railway and the principal port on the Pacific of the C. P. R., and therefore is a point at which travelers to and from the Orient and Australasia transfer between train and ship. It is the metropolis of the Province ...

Google previewWestern Canada (2004)

by Ulysses Travel Guides

Fishing Salt-water Fishing Vancouver is the starting point for unforgettable fishing . When it comes to sea fishing, salmon reigns supreme. Before casting your line, you must obtain a permit from a specialized outfitter from whom you can also ...

Google previewThe New Urban Agenda (2015)

The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area by Bill Freeman

Vancouver is the one North American city where mixeduse planning is highly developed. It emerged because geography hemmed in the city between the mountains in the north, the U.S. border to the south, and the ocean to the west.

Google previewMagog (2010)

Unveiling the Religion Secret Shaft by John Paul Paz Soldan

Vancouver is a city similar to any in the United States but without the same problems, that is to say, there's practically no vandalism, and there's hardly a police presence on the streets. As an example you can see that Harley Davidson riders ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Disasters (2007)

Environmental Catastrophes and Human Tragedies by Angus Macleod Gunn

Vancouver Island, Canda, earthquake December 6, 1918 West Coast of Vancouver Island west of Port Alberni This one had a magnitude of 7 but its activity was unrelated to the subducting plate. Earthquakes are common in this area and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Canadian Social Work (2005)

by Francis J. Turner

1919, Vancouver, BC (ofWalter Hill and Jean Lewis); m. Mary;five children; d. Mar. 04, 1968, Vancouver, BC Ernest David ...

Google previewThe Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Africa ; South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean ; The United States and Canada ; Europe ; Oceania (2008)

by Ellen Koskoff

Concerts and Festivals British Columbia's concert life is especially vibrant in Vancouver. The Vancouver Chamber Choir and the women's choir Elektra have international profiles and heavy recording schedules. The Vancouver Symphony ...

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Quotes about Vancouver

Even up here on Vancouver on the weekends, I go work out in a studio space. (Dule Hill)
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Scrabble value of V4A1N1C3O1U1V4E1R1

The value of this 9-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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