A state in the eastern US, on the Atlantic coast; population 7,769,089 (est. 2008); capital, Richmond; statehood, June 25, 1788 (10). It was the site of the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown in 1607. One of the original thirteen states, it saw the British surrender at Yorktown in 1781 to end the American Revolution, as well as many Civil War battles.
Virginian noun& adjective
- Example sentences
- Based on a comic book character, Bat Boy is the tale of a creature, half bat half human, taken in by a Virginian family who attempt to integrate him into their close-knit community.
- While his wife is still sleeping and the dogs are in their baskets, he steps outside his farmhouse and takes in the beauty of the Virginian countryside.
- The story of the second Virginian colony is even more tragic.