Missouri

Primary Meanings of Missouri

1.
n
a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union
2.
n
the longest river in the United States; arises in Montana and flows southeastward to become a tributary of the Mississippi at Saint Louis
3.
n
a member of the Siouan people formerly inhabiting the valley of the Missouri river in Missouri
Full Definitions of Missouri
1

n a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union

Synonyms:
MO, Show Me State
Example of:
American state
one of the 50 states of the United States
2

n the longest river in the United States; arises in Montana and flows southeastward to become a tributary of the Mississippi at Saint Louis

“The Missouri and Mississippi Rivers together form the third longest river in the world”
Synonyms:
Missouri River
Example of:
river
a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)
3

n a member of the Siouan people formerly inhabiting the valley of the Missouri river in Missouri

Type of:
Siouan, Sioux
a member of a group of North American Indian peoples who spoke a Siouan language and who ranged from Lake Michigan to the Rocky Mountains

n a dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Missouri

Type of:
Chiwere
the Siouan language spoken by the Iowa and Oto and Missouri

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