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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Des Moines, capital of Iowa(noun)

    the capital and largest city in Iowa


  1. Des Moines(ProperNoun)

    The capital city of the state of Iowa.


  1. Des Moines

    Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is also the county seat of Polk County. A small portion of the city extends into Warren County. It was incorporated on September 22, 1851, as Fort Des Moines which was shortened to "Des Moines" in 1857. It is named after the Des Moines River, which may have been adapted from the French Rivière des Moines, literally meaning "River of the Monks." The five-county metropolitan area is ranked 88th in terms of population in the United States with 580,255 residents according to the 2011 estimate by the United States Census Bureau. The city proper population was 203,433 at the 2010 census. Des Moines is a major center for the insurance industry and also has a sizable financial services and publishing business base. In fact, Des Moines was credited with the "number one spot for U.S. insurance companies" in a Business Wire article and dubbed the third largest insurance capital of the world. The city is the headquarters for the Principal Financial Group, Aviva insurance, the Meredith Corporation, Ruan Transportation, EMC Insurance Companies, and Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Other major corporations such as Wells Fargo, ING Group, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Marsh, Monsanto and Pioneer Hi-Bred have large operations in or near the metro area. In recent years Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and Facebook have established data processing and logistical facilities in the Des Moines metro. Forbes magazine ranked Des Moines as the "Best Place for Business" in 2010 and, in 2011, ranked the city #1 among "America's Best Cities for Young Professionals." Kiplinger's Personal Finance 2008 Best Cities List featured Des Moines as #9. In November 2011, the city of Des Moines was listed as the #1 Greenest city for Women by Self Magazine.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Des Moines

    the largest city in Iowa, U.S., and the capital, founded in 1846.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of des moines in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of des moines in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Donald Trump:

    We have so many people standing outside ... actually, the Des Moines Register is standing outside, too.

  2. Aubrey Alvarez:

    Throughout Des Moines, there are areas of town where access to quality food is limited, we would love for a full service grocery store to move into these areas, but until that time the robotic unit will address the gap in the community.

  3. Rick Perry:

    [ Rubio kicks off Marco Rubio national book tour today with an appearance in West Des Moines Iowa. Other stops include South Carolina, Nevada and New Hampshire. ] Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry wraps up New Hampshire trip - Dallas Morning News :.

  4. Mike Draper:

    2005 was really the beginning of people moving downtown in a big way, i think it's part of the zeitgeist nationally. It's cool to see what's happened in Des Moines, but there's also downtown regeneration in Hartford, Philly -- pretty much every city.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    And yet, as I travel around the country, I hear signs of optimism, that's the spirit that got Americans through the Great Recession. And as we come back from the crisis, potential new business owners and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Des Moines to Brooklyn are ready to seize the moment. All they need are policies that help them get ahead instead of holding them back.

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