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Definitions for Mississippi
ˌmɪs əˈsɪp imis·sis·sip·pi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Mississippi, Mississippi Rivernoun

    a major North American river and the chief river of the United States; rises in northern Minnesota and flows southward into the Gulf of Mexico

  2. Mississippi, Magnolia State, MSnoun

    a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War


  1. Mississippinoun

    A recitation of Mississippi (interjection).

  2. Mississippinoun

    A . Capital Jackson: Postal abbreviation: MS

  3. Mississippinoun

    A major river in North America that rises in Minnesota and flows into the Gulf of Mexico.

  4. Mississippiinterjection

    Used to count out a time of about one second, especially in games.

  5. Etymology: From misi-ziibi or {{term|gichi-}.


  1. Mississippi

    Mississippi is a U.S. state located in the Southern United States. Jackson is the state capital and largest city. The name of the state derives from the Mississippi River, which flows along its western boundary, whose name comes from the Ojibwe word misi-ziibi. Mississippi is the 32nd most extensive and the 31st most populous of the 50 United States. The state is heavily forested outside of the Mississippi Delta area, which was cleared for cotton cultivation in the 19th century. Today, its catfish aquaculture farms produce the majority of farm-raised catfish consumed in the United States. Mississippi has the lowest median household income, making it the poorest state in the nation. The state symbol is the Magnolia grandiflora tree.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Mississippi

    an American State on the E. bank of the Lower Mississippi, abutting on the Gulf of Mexico, between Louisiana and Alabama; has a hilly surface, traversed by numerous rivers, the Yazoo, a tributary of the Mississippi, forming a great fertile delta; the climate is free from extremes; the chief industry is agriculture; the best crops are grown in the N., and on the alluvial bottom lands; in the centre and NE. are good grazing farms; cotton, corn, oats, and fruits are the chief crops; virgin forests of hardwood cover much of the delta; valuable deposits of pipe and ochre clays and of lignite are found; cotton is manufactured, and there is trade in lumber; more than half the population is coloured, and the races are kept distinct in the State schools; the State university is at Oxford, and there are many other colleges; Jackson (6), the capital, is the chief railway centre, Meridian (10) has iron manufactures, Vicksburg (13) and Natchez (10) are the chief riverports; Mississippi was colonised by the French in 1699, ceded to Britain 1763, admitted to the Union 1817, joined the South in 1861, but was readmitted to the Union in 1869.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. mississippi

    One of the Southwestern States of the American Confederacy. It was first visited by Europeans about the year 1540, when De Soto, with 1000 followers, crossed the State on an exploring expedition from Florida, and remained in it for nearly a year. This party having suffered severely by attacks from the aborigines, no other attempt was made to establish a permanent colony till 1682, when La Salle descended the Mississippi and visited this region. He returned in two years with a party which he intended to settle in Mississippi, but meeting with misfortunes, the colony never reached its destination. The next attempt at settlement was made by Iberville, but with no successful result. The settlement at Fort Rosalie (now Natchez) in 1716, by some Frenchmen under Bienville, was generally considered the first permanent colony. A general massacre of the white inhabitants by the savages took place in 1728, but, as in every other contest between the Indians and the whites, victory ultimately rested with the latter. Other conflicts in 1736, 1739, and 1752, though carried on for a time with varying success, had the same result. At the peace of Paris, in 1763, Mississippi became a part of the English territory. Soon after a portion of the French, so inhumanly driven by the English from Nova Scotia, settled in Mississippi; and in 1768 commenced an emigration from the Eastern colonies by way of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. In 1798 the United States having attained the rights of the British government in this region, erected it into a Territory, and in 1817 it was admitted into the Union as an independent State. Mississippi was one of the first of the Southern States to secede from the Union, and it suffered severely during the civil war. It was the scene of several engagements, raids, etc., the most important being the battles of Iuka, Corinth, siege and capture of Vicksburg, and raids to Meridian.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Mississippi

    Indian for “great and long river.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mississippi in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mississippi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Mississippi in a Sentence

  1. Ben Howland:

    It was a tough loss and we’ve said that too many times this year, we outboarded them by 18, but we had too many turnovers( 20). I blame Mississippi State coach Ben Howland for the looks we did n’t get down the stretch.

  2. Oprah Winfrey:

    I am who I am today because of the experience of learning to read at an early age. Reading opened up a whole world for me beyond the red dirt road and my grandmother's porch in Mississippi, i want to do that for everybody. And the opportunity to do this with Apple, to speak to people all over the world about the pleasures, the excitement, the tension, the drama that a good book can bring you... I don't know what's better than that.

  3. Cindy Hyde-Smith:

    Obviously Mississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith was making a joke and clearly the video was selectively edited.

  4. Mississippi Republican Governor Phil Bryant:

    Because these decisions are better left to the states, and not made at the point of a federal bayonet, Mississippi's public schools should not participate in the president's social experiment.

  5. Karen Sims:

    We are a medical facility at Hope Clinic in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and we offer free pregnancy testing, free ultrasound counseling, and education, we have a program called Connections where we work with young ladies and give them those practical needs, so baby material assistance and mentoring and just following them throughout their pregnancy and helping them.

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    an estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas)
    • A. rateables
    • B. guts
    • C. intelligence
    • D. plantation

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