What does Minnesota mean?

Definitions for Minnesota
ˌmɪn əˈsoʊ təMin·neso·ta

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Minnesota, Gopher State, North Star State, MN(noun)

    a midwestern state

Wiktionary

  1. Minnesota(ProperNoun)

    A north-central state of the United States of America. West of Wisconsin, north of Iowa, east of South Dakota and North Dakota; south of the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Ontario. The capital is Saint Paul.

    Etymology: From Siouan mni (water) + sota (hazy, smokey, turbid): "cloudy water."

Freebase

  1. Minnesota

    Minnesota is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota was carved out of the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory and admitted to the Union as the 32nd state on May 11, 1858. Known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes", the state's name comes from a Dakota word for "sky-tinted water". Those waters, together with forests, parks, and wilderness areas, offer residents and tourists a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Minnesota is the 12th most extensive and the 21st most populous of the U.S. States. Nearly 60% of its residents live in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area, the center of transportation, business, industry, education, and government and home to an internationally known arts community. The remainder of the state consists of western prairies now given over to intensive agriculture; deciduous forests in the southeast, now cleared, farmed and settled; and the less populated North Woods, used for mining, forestry, and recreation. Minnesota is known for its relatively mixed social and political orientations and its high rate of civic participation and voter turnout. It ranks among the healthiest states, and has a highly literate population. The large majority of residents are of Scandinavian and German descent. The state is known as a center of Scandinavian American culture. Ethnic diversity has increased in recent decades. Substantial influxes of Asian, African, and Latin American immigrants have joined the descendants of European settlers and the original Native American inhabitants.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Minnesota

    one of the United States of America; lies between the Dakotas on the W. and Wisconsin on the E., Canada on the N., and Iowa on the S., round the upper waters of the Mississippi, the St. Lawrence, and the Red River of the North; the State is largely prairie, with hundreds of lakes, the largest Red Lake, and is chiefly a wheat-producing area; there are pine forests in the N., iron mines, slate and granite quarries; the climate is dry, equable, and bracing; education is good; the State university is at Minneapolis; the capital is St. Paul (133), where the Mississippi is still navigable, a fine city, founded in 1840, the centre of the grocery and dry-goods trade; the largest city is Minneapolis (203), which has great lumber and flour mills; Duluth (33) has a magnificent harbour and good shipping trade.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. minnesota

    One of the Northwestern States of the American Union. The country was visited by white traders as early as 1654, but very few settlements were made in it until about 1845. The eastern part of the State formed a portion of the French possessions which were ceded to the British in 1763, and by them to the United States in 1783. The remaining part belonged to the Louisiana Territory, which was purchased from the French in 1803. The country was traversed by an exploring expedition under Gen. Pike in 1805. A territorial government was organized in 1849, and in 1853 Minnesota was admitted into the Union as a State. The State suffered severely in 1862 from an inroad of the Sioux, who destroyed whole settlements. They were soon afterwards, however, summarily punished, and removed from the State altogether.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Minnesota

    Indian for “smoky water.”

Anagrams for Minnesota »

  1. antimeson, antinomes, mannitose, Mansonite, nominates

How to pronounce Minnesota?

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How to say Minnesota in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Minnesota in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Minnesota in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Minnesota in a Sentence

  1. Guy Jarvis:

    It's a full-court press, .. They can carry the message of what it means in Minnesota better than we can.

  2. Jenny Teeson:

    This journey has definitely been a long one and today is a pivotal moment in Minnesota history, today victims, former victims and people who are still in very difficult situations can know that if they are in an unsafe place, in an uncomfortable place, and things are happening to them that if they do go to the authorities that justice will be served.

  3. Bob Krebs:

    None of us want to euthanize hogs, but our producers are facing a terrible, unprecedented situation, we will do everything in our power to work with the state of Minnesota to responsibly reopen our facility as soon as possible in support of producers who desperately require a more viable option for their hogs.

  4. David Turner:

    What we’ve seen in 2017 and 2018 is a high level of enthusiasm among Democratic voters, pawlenty is eerily similar to Ed Gillespie in Virginia. Both had harshly criticized President Trump in the past and lobbied for Wall Street. Now, Pawlenty is coming back to Minnesota and—like Gillespie—doesn’t know how to deal with the current Trump Republican party.

  5. Amy Klobuchar:

    You do it by actually bringing in drugs from less expensive countries like Canada that are safe, because I can see Canada from my porch in Minnesota, so I kind of like that.

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