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 15, 2005
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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 johnson4 October 1, 2009
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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 4, 2008
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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 11, 2008
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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 21, 2013
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A kickass state that has beautiful mountain ranges, open-minded people, and has some of the most lenient drug laws in the entire US.
(South Dakota)
Person#1: "Did you hear Andrew just moved to Washington. Lucky bastard."
Person#2: "Damn right he's lucky. I can't even have an ounce of marijuana without the fucking police busting through my front door."
Person#1: "Yeah, I wish I lived in Washington."
Person#2: "Me too."
by Dubiks December 10, 2018
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