The city in the District of Columbia. People from the DC area never say "Washington," we call it the District or DC. Or if we're talking about specific communities: Dupont Circle, Georgetown, K Street, Q Street, we use those words.

Me: "Are you from this area?"
Stranger: "Yeah, right down in Washington"
Me: Tourist.
by sangsue September 27, 2005
Top Definition
1) A state in the northwest United States on the Pacific Ocean
2) The 42nd state to join the union.
3) Often confused with Washington, D.C.
Person 1: I'm from Washington.
Person 2: D.C. or the state?
Person 1: If I meant Washington, D.C. I would've said it.
by blah4338 October 14, 2005
washington is a state. no, it's not washington DC, you idiot. if people are talking about washington DC, they'll say DC. that blows your tiny little mind, doesn't it? anyways, washington is on the pacific coast and our trees are better than yours because ours are big and green and yours are brown and pitiful. some of the best bands are from washington, not your state. (8 we have good schools and awesome colleges. we have our share of stupid people, and they usually move to idaho or canada. so suck my non existant dick.
person: where are you from?

different person: washington.

person: like washington DC?

different person: if i meant washington DC, i would've said washington DC, cupcake.

by eidna (that's andie backwards) September 01, 2008
Only the best state in the Union. Actually has a culture of its own, doesn't try to emulate anything else. Typically unlike the rest of the country, typically left-wing. Most secular state, contains the two most secular couties in the US. Promotes a growing scientific, computer, and airplane industry. NOT WASHINGTON DC!!! IF WE MEANT DC we would have SAID DC!!
Stranger: What the hell is so great about Washington anyways?
Me: Look around.
Stranger: Shit, this place is AMAZING!
by Thesiegejones October 03, 2008
The northwest corner of the lower 48. NOT Washington D.C., or Washington State. If someone was talking about Washington D.C., they would've said DC, the District or the capital. Washington State is Washington State U. (WSU, wazzu), so you hear that all you east coast people?
Washington- the illest state ever.
by JaKiyle Joynes July 10, 2008
A state in the northwestern corner of the United States. Its capital is Olympia and its largest city is Seattle.

The state of Washington is not to be confused with Washington, D.C. If you are talking about the state, just say "Washington." I HATE it when people call it Washington State!
Two men, Jason and Mark, meet each other at Yellowstone National Park and start talking.

Jason: Where are you from?
Mark: Washington.
Jason: Washington, D.C.?
Mark: No, Washington State. If I was talking about Washington D.C., I would have said Washington D.C.!
by cuberham1 September 30, 2009
Without a doubt, the best state in the U.S.

As of 2013, Washington is the only state to have legalized gay marriage, recreational marijuana use for adults and physician assisted suicide.

Gay marriage states: Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Washington
Weed states: Colorado, Washington
Physician assisted suicide: Montana, Oregon, Washington

Washington is as far as you can get away from the nation's capital without leaving the lower 48, though it shares a name with it.

It borders cool and funky towns and cities in different states and provinces to the north, south and east: Vancouver, B.C., Portland, Oregon, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho but it also has its own awesome cities and towns like Seattle, Spokane and Olympia.

Sure, Washington has its problems. Some rednecks and a meth problem in Eastern Washington, a heroin problem and some gang activity in Western Washington. But what state doesn't have its problems? Overall, Washington is a fantastic place to live and Seattle has one of the nation's lowest crime rates for a city its size.

The people tend to be down to earth, laid back, open-minded and friendly. There's beautiful scenery everywhere you go. There's liberal politics west of the Cascade range and libertarian politics east of it. It's one of the most secular states in the country. Great music comes out of Washington and the state's population is the most well-read out of all the states.
Person 1: "What's the best state in America?"
Person 2: "Washington, of course!"
by Jax1 February 20, 2013
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