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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ken•tuck•ykənˈtʌk i(n.)

  1. a state in the E central United States. 4,041,769; 40,395 sq. mi. (104,625 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Cap.: Frankfort; Abbr.: KY 1 , Ken. , Ky.

  2. a river flowing NW from E Kentucky to the Ohio River. 259 mi. (415 km) long.

    Category: Geography (places)

Ken•tuck′i•an(adj.; n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kentucky, Bluegrass State, KY(noun)

    a state in east central United States; a border state during the American Civil War; famous for breeding race horses

Wiktionary

  1. Kentucky(ProperNoun)

    A state of the United States of America. Capital: Frankfort; largest city: Louisville. Formally known as the Commonwealth of Kentucky, one of four such states known as Commonwealths.

  2. Kentucky(ProperNoun)

    A village on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia.

  3. Origin: Unclear. Possibly from Iroquoian kenhtake, meaning prairie.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kentucky(noun)

    one of the United States

Freebase

  1. Kentucky

    Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States. Kentucky is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth. Originally a part of Virginia, in 1792 Kentucky became the 15th state to join the Union. Kentucky is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 United States. Kentucky is known as the "Bluegrass State", a nickname based on the bluegrass found in many of its pastures because of the fertile soil. One of the major regions in Kentucky is the Bluegrass Region in central Kentucky which houses two of its major cities, Lexington and Louisville. It is a land with diverse environments and abundant resources, including the world's longest cave system, Mammoth Cave National Park, the greatest length of navigable waterways and streams in the contiguous United States, and the two largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi River. Kentucky is also home to the highest per capita number of deer and turkey in the United States, the largest free-ranging elk herd east of the Mississippi River, and the nation's most productive coalfield. Kentucky is also known for horse racing, bourbon distilleries, automobile manufacturing, tobacco, bluegrass music, and college basketball.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Kentucky

    an American State in the S. of the Ohio basin, with the Virginias on its E. and Tennessee on its S. border and the Mississippi River on the W.; is watered by the Licking and Kentucky Rivers that cross the State from the Cumberland Mountains in the SE. to the Ohio, and the Tennessee River traverses the western corner; the climate is mild and healthy; much of the soil is extremely fertile, giving hemp and the largest tobacco crops in the Union; there are dense forests of virgin ash, walnut, and oak over two-thirds of the State, and on its pasturage the finest stock and horses are bred; coal is found in both the E. and the W., and iron is plentiful; the chief industries are whisky distilling, iron smelting and working; admitted to the Union in 1792, Kentucky was a slave-holding State, but did not secede in the Civil War; the capital is Frankfort (8), the largest city Louisville (160); the State University is at Lexington (29).

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