Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Washington"

The meaning of "Washington" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does Washington foots more than its fair share of the bill but exercises more than its fair share of power mean?
A: Washington gives more than they are required to, but also uses more power to affect others than they should.

Let me expand on a couple of the idioms here
"to foot a bill" means to pay for something.
"This is a great dinner, but the food is expensive. How will we pay for it?"
"Oh, it's okay, Ted is going to foot the bill."

Fair share is "the fair distribution of something." If you and two friends want a pizza, the fair share of the cost is 1/3rd each and the fair share of the pizza is 1/3rd each.
Q: What does "Washington 'alienate' country A." mean?
A: Alienate means to isolate or create distance between.

'Washington alienated country A' Means he isolated them, pushed them away and created distance on purpose.
Q: What does In Washington, bills were being drafted to step up background checks mean?
A: @Ri-na 意味は。。。

In Washington = US government
bills were being drafted = laws were prepared
to step up = to increase
background checks = ID checks, etc.

Synonyms of "Washington" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between Washington Post and The Washington Post ?
A: Use THE
Q: What is the difference between go down to Washington and go to Washington ?
A: I would only say "go down to Washington" if I were north of Washington. I live far to the south, so I would say "I'm going up to Washington" or just "I'm going to Washington."
Q: What is the difference between Washington and Washington DC ?
A: Washington is a state on the West coast. Washington DC is the capital city of the United States.
Q: What is the difference between Washington and Washington D.C ?
A: Washington DC is the capital of the United States. "Washington" or "DC" are often used to refer to it.

"Washington" is also a state in the northwest US.

If you or someone is confused by just "Washington" you can say "Washington state or Washington DC?"

Translations of "Washington"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Washington
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Washington state
A: You have the correct way of saying it.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Washington
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? Washington
A: Washington

Other questions about "Washington"

Q: Washington, D.C. is located east coast, the State of Washington is on the opposite side of the country.
That’s very confusing. Does this sound natural?
A: × Washington, D.C. is located east coast, the State of Washington is on the opposite side of the country.
Washington, D.C. is located on the east coast, the state of Washington is on the opposite side of the country.

Q: Washington(CNN)Sen. Kamala Harris is no stranger to people mispronouncing her name.

This is the first line of an article. What does "Sen." mean here?
A: Yes, exactly. It’s a title

Senator Kamala Harris is no stranger to...

Even when written as Sen., it’s read as Senator
Q: Which do you think is better?
Washington DC has made GitHub the A)official B)authoritative digital source of DC law.
I think A) is better.
A: An "official" source of law is a body that either makes laws, or is officially sanctioned by another body that makes laws as the one true repository. An "authoritative" source is a someone who is widely acknowledged to have accurate and up to date information, but is not necessarily officially sanctioned to be a source.

In your particular case, if there was a formal sanction for GitHub to be the source, then it is official. If there is simply a wide perception that GitHub is a reliable source, then it is authoritative.
Q: He is going to move to Washington,but he has just move into his newhouse for three weeks, Does this sound natural?
A: He is going to move to Washington but it's only been three weeks since he has just moved into his new house.
Q: Please show me how to pronounce Washington .
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