Definitions for Wisconsinwɪsˈkɒn sən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Wis•con•sinwɪsˈkɒn sən(n.)

  1. a state in the N central United States. 5,363,675; 56,154 sq. mi. (145,440 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Cap.: Madison.; Abbr.: WI 1 , Wis. 2 , Wisc. 2

  2. a river flowing SW from N Wisconsin to the Mississippi. 430 mi. (690 km) long.

    Category: Geography (places)

Wis•con′sin•ite`(n.)

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

Wiktionary

  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.

Freebase

  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.

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