What does Wisconsin mean?

Definitions for Wisconsinwɪsˈkɒn sən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Wisconsin.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Wisconsin, Wisconsin River(noun)

    a tributary of the Mississippi River in Wisconsin

  2. Wisconsin, Badger State, WI(noun)

    a midwestern state in north central United States


  1. Wisconsin(ProperNoun)

    A Capital: Madison. Largest city: Milwaukee.

  2. Wisconsin(ProperNoun)

    A river flowing 430 miles from Wisconsin to the Mississippi River.

  3. Origin: The word Wisconsin has its origins in the name given to the Wisconsin River by one of the Algonquian speaking American Indian groups living in the region at the time of European contact, probably the word meskonsing, later corrupted to Ouisconsin by French explorers; compare Ojibwe misko- -osin and -ing.


  1. Wisconsin

    Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin is the 23rd state by total area and the 20th most populous. The state capital is Madison, and its largest city is Milwaukee which is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The state comprises 72 counties. Wisconsin's geography is diverse, with the Northern Highland and Western Upland along with a part of the Central Plain occupying the western part of the state and lowlands stretching to the shore of Lake Michigan. Wisconsin is second to Michigan in the length of its Great Lakes coastline. Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because it is one of the nation's leading dairy producers. Manufacturing and tourism are also major contributors to the state's economy.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Wisconsin

    one of the Central States of North America, nearly as large as England and Wales, and situated between Lake Superior and Michigan; the surface is chiefly of rolling prairie, and the soil fertile; yields cereals, sugar, hops, hemp, and large quantities of lumber from the forests; lead, iron, copper, and silver are among its mineral resources; it abounds in beautiful lakes; the Wisconsin and the Chippewa are the chief rivers, tributaries of the Mississippi; and Madison (the capital), Milwaukee, and La Crosse are the chief towns.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wisconsin in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wisconsin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Fullbright:

    The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control.

  2. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker:

    Through the years, Wisconsin has built a strong trade relationship with China, and the opening of the Wisconsin Center China will help Wisconsin businesses continue to strengthen our trade relationships and grow export opportunities.

  3. Laurel Patrick:

    As he has always done, he meets weekly and talks regularly with legislative leadership, as well as legislators, to discuss issues important to Wisconsin, he also continues to work with lawmakers on a budget that best serves Wisconsin's citizens and businesses.

  4. Iowa GOP:

    The head of Iowa’s Republican Party does not think Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s lead in polls there will last. Jeff Kaufmann said on Sunday that it’s far too early for the Hawkeye State to have made up its mind. ‘ I do n’t see that gap between Gov. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the rest of the candidates, I do n’t see that holding where it’s at right now, i think this thing is going to tighten and that it is going to continue to tighten. ’.

  5. Brett Healy:

    The accusation is so juvenile and ludicrous it cannot be taken seriously, if this rumor was even remotely credible, someone here in Wisconsin would have alerted the media and filed a complaint with the Elections Commission. Rural Wisconsin voters, who have a history of voting Democrat in presidential elections, decided that they had enough of the far left policies of President Obama and they took it out on Clinton. For the Democratic Party to attempt to blame their widespread defeat on an imaginary bogeyman is comical and a little sad.

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