What does Chicago mean?

Definitions for Chicago
ʃɪˈkɑ goʊ, -ˈkɔ-Chica·go

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Chicago, Windy City(noun)

    largest city in Illinois; a bustling Great Lakes port that extends 26 miles along the southwestern shoreline of Lake Michigan

  2. Michigan, Chicago, Newmarket, boodle, stops(noun)

    a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card

Wiktionary

  1. Chicago(ProperNoun)

    A large city located on Lake Michigan in northeastern Illinois, USA.

Freebase

  1. Chicago

    Chicago, a city in the U.S. state of Illinois, is the third most populous city in the United States and the most populous city in the American Midwest, with approximately 2.7 million residents. Its metropolitan area, which extends into Indiana and Wisconsin, is the third-largest in the United States, after those of New York City and Los Angeles, with an estimated 9.8 million people. Chicago is the county seat of Cook County, though a small portion of the city limits also extends into DuPage County. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed. Today, Chicago is listed as an alpha+ global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, and ranks seventh in the world in the 2012 Global Cities Index. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, telecommunications, and transportation, with O'Hare International Airport being the second-busiest airport in the world in terms of traffic movements. In 2008, Chicago hosted 45.6 million international and domestic visitors. Among metropolitan areas, Chicago has the fourth-largest gross domestic product in the world, just behind Tokyo, New York City, and Los Angeles, and ranking ahead of London and Paris. Chicago is one of the most important Worldwide Centers of Commerce and trade.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Chicago

    the metropolis of Illinois, in the NE. of the State, on the SW. shore of Lake Michigan, is the second city in the Union; its unparalleled growth, dating only from 1837—in 1832 a mere log-fort, and now covering an area of 180 sq. m., being 21 m. in length and 10 m. in breadth—is due to its matchless facilities for communication. Situated in the heart of the continent, a third of the United States railway system centres in it, and it communicates with all Canada, and with the ocean by the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River; laid out with absolute regularity, it has many magnificent buildings, enormously tall office "sky-scrapers," and an unrivalled system of parks and avenues; there are a university, medical, commercial, and theological colleges, an art institute, libraries, and observatory; it suffered severely from fire in 1871 and 1874; it is the greatest grain and pork market in the world, and its manufactures include almost every variety of production; the population is a mixture of all European peoples; native-born Americans are a small minority, outnumbered by the Germans and almost equalled by the Irish.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Chicago

    Indian for “wild onion.”

How to pronounce Chicago?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say Chicago in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chicago in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chicago in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Chicago in a Sentence

  1. Andy Boxell:

    As far as making up the deficit in Milwaukee, a few inches are possible Saturday night and Sunday morning, monday's system may also bring some snow, though for now it appears that the heavier amounts will be closer to the Chicago area. At this point, we will likely need multiple systems in fairly short order to make up the difference.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's only a myth that "Lightning never strikes the same place twice". Very recently , on June 30, 2014, three high-rising skyscrapers from Chicago were struck by Lightning 22 times - 10 strikes to the Sears (a.k.a. Willis) Tower, 8 to the Trump Tower, and 4 to the John Hancock Center. Scientifically speaking, there is a good probability that Lightning can strike any location more than once, given enough time, and at the same spot over and over again. It may take as little a few seconds in a single thunderstorm, or as long as millions of years - but Lightning will eventually strike twice, at least. And it's the truth that is stranger than the fiction.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Que es sólo un mito que "rayo nunca cae dos veces en el mismo lugar". Muy recientemente, el 30 de junio 2014, tres rascacielos de altura en aumento desde chicago fueron alcanzados por un rayo 22 veces - 10 huelgas para los sears torre (alias willis), 8 a la torre del triunfo, y 4 para el centro hancock juan. científicamente hablando, hay una buena probabilidad de que un rayo puede golpear cualquier lugar más de una vez, dado el tiempo suficiente, y en el mismo lugar una y otra vez. puede tomar tan poco unos segundos en una sola tormenta eléctrica, o el tiempo que millones de años - pero un rayo finalmente golpeará dos veces, por lo menos. Y es la verdad que es más extraña que la ficción.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Es sólo un folclore que un rayo nunca caer en el mismo lugar dos veces. El año pasado, el 30 de junio 2014, tres rascacielos de Chicago fueron golpeados por un rayo 22 veces - 10 huelgas de los fiadores (Willis) torre, 8 a la torre del triunfo, y 4 a la torre hancock juan. así que esté seguro de que el rayo sin duda puede afectar a cualquier lugar más de una vez, y probablemente en el mismo lugar una y otra vez, con el tiempo suficiente. Que puede tomar tan poco como unos pocos segundos en una tormenta, o el tiempo que millones de años - pero un rayo finalmente caer en el mismo lugar dos veces. Ser seguro por ahí!

  5. Chris Robling:

    Rahm has to say these (critical) things about Rauner. This is a perfect foil for him, rahm knows without someone applying discipline in Springfield (the state capital), which will eventually work its way back to straightening out the city of Chicago, the city will be at risk.

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