Definitions for IOWAˈaɪ ə wə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

I•o•waˈaɪ ə wə(n.)

  1. a state in the central United States. 2,926,324; 56,290 sq. mi. (145,790 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Cap.: Des Moines.; Abbr.: IA 2 , Ia. 2 , Io. 4

  2. a river flowing SE from N Iowa to the Mississippi River. 291 mi. (470 km) long.

    Category: Geography (places)

I′o•wan(adj.; n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Iowa, Ioway(noun)

    a member of the Siouan people formerly living in Iowa and Minnesota and Missouri

  2. Iowa, Hawkeye State, IA(noun)

    a state in midwestern United States

  3. Iowa, Ioway(noun)

    a dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Iowa

Wiktionary

  1. Iowa(Noun)

    One of the Native Americans formerly occupying the region now included in the state of Iowa.

  2. Iowa(ProperNoun)

    A Capital: Des Moines.

  3. Origin: From Aiouez, an initial translation of the name for the Iowa tribe.

Freebase

  1. Iowa

    Iowa is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States, an area often referred to as the "American Heartland". Iowa was a part of the French colony of New France. After the Louisiana Purchase, settlers laid the foundation for an agriculture-based economy in the heart of the Corn Belt. Iowa is occasionally known as the "Food Capital of the World". In the latter half of the 20th century, Iowa's agricultural economy made the transition to a diversified economy of advanced manufacturing, processing, financial services, Information Technology, biotechnology, and green energy production. Iowa is the 26th most extensive in land area and the 30th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital and largest city is Des Moines. Iowa has been listed as one of the safest states in which to live.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Iowa

    one of the United States, on the right bank of the Mississippi River, with Minnesota to the N. and Missouri to the S., and the Missouri River on its western border; is well watered, very fertile, and, though liable to extremes of temperature, very healthy; agriculture flourishes, the country being an undulating plain and most of the soil being arable; cereals and root crops are raised, cattle fed; there are poultry and dairy farms; coal, gypsum, and lead are mined; manufactures include mill products, canned meats, and agricultural implements; general education in the State is advanced, State policy in this respect being liberal; Iowa was admitted to the Union, 1846; Des Moines (32) is the capital; Iowa (7) is the seat of the State University and of some flour-mills and factories.

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