Etymology
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Vancouver

Canadian city, settled 1865, named for the island, which was named for English navigator George Vancouver (1757-1798) who sailed with Capt. Cook and surveyed the Pacific coast in this area in 1792.

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Definitions of Vancouver

Vancouver (n.)
English navigator remembered for his exploration of the Pacific coast of North America (1757-1798);
Synonyms: George Vancouver
Vancouver (n.)
a town in southwestern Washington on the Columbia River across from Portland, Oregon;
Vancouver (n.)
a port city in southwestern British Columbia on an arm of the Pacific Ocean opposite Vancouver Island; Canada's chief Pacific port and third largest city;
From wordnet.princeton.edu