Definition of MISSOURI


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

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

  • 4. (

    ) a dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Missouri ;

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