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.”

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. Barack Obama:

    OK, it's good to be back in Chicago.

  2. Cat Ellington:

    The Southside of Chicago is my oyster.

  3. Spike Lee:

    This is not about Chicago losing business.

  4. Patrick Bertoletti:

    If it works, we’re the smartest people in Chicago.

  5. Dan Quayle:

    It is wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago.

Images & Illustrations of Chicago

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