1a state in southeastern Australia; population 5,313,823 (2008); capital, Melbourne. 2a port at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, capital of British Columbia; population 78,057 (2006). 3the capital of the Seychelles, a port on the island of Mahé; population 26,000 (est. 2007). 4the administrative center of Hong Kong; population 981,700 (2006) . 5a city in southern Texas; population 62,558 (est. 2008).