What does Missouri mean?

Definitions for Missouri
mɪˈzʊər i, -ˈzʊər əmis·souri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Missouri, Show Me State, MOnoun

    a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union

  2. Missouri, Missouri Rivernoun

    the longest river in the United States; arises in Montana and flows southeastward to become a tributary of the Mississippi at Saint Louis

    "The Missouri and Mississippi Rivers together form the third longest river in the world"

  3. Missourinoun

    a member of the Siouan people formerly inhabiting the valley of the Missouri river in Missouri

  4. Missourinoun

    a dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Missouri

Wiktionary

  1. Missourinoun

    A . Capital Jefferson City; largest city: Kansas City: Postal abbreviation: MO

  2. Missourinoun

    The longest river in the United States, flowing from Montana to become a tributary of the Mississippi at Saint Louis.

  3. Missourinoun

    A Native American tribe that originally lived in the Great Lakes region of United States.

  4. Missourinoun

    An organized territory in the United States during the nineteenth century.

Wikipedia

  1. Missouri

    Missouri is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. Ranking 21st in land area, it is bordered by eight states (tied for the most with Tennessee): Iowa to the north, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee to the east, Arkansas to the south and Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska to the west. In the south are the Ozarks, a forested highland, providing timber, minerals, and recreation. The Missouri River, after which the state is named, flows through the center into the Mississippi River, which makes up the eastern border. With more than six million residents, it is the 19th-most populous state of the country. The largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia; the capital is Jefferson City. Humans have inhabited what is now Missouri for at least 12,000 years. The Mississippian culture, which emerged at least in the ninth century, built cities and mounds before declining in the 14th century. When European explorers arrived in the 17th century, they encountered the Osage and Missouria nations. The French incorporated the territory into Louisiana, founding Ste. Genevieve in 1735 and St. Louis in 1764. After a brief period of Spanish rule, the United States acquired Missouri as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Americans from the Upland South, including enslaved African Americans, rushed into the new Missouri Territory. Missouri was admitted as a slave state as part of the Missouri Compromise of 1820. Many from Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee settled in the Boonslick area of Mid-Missouri. Soon after, heavy German immigration formed the Missouri Rhineland. Missouri played a central role in the westward expansion of the United States, as memorialized by the Gateway Arch. The Pony Express, Oregon Trail, Santa Fe Trail and California Trail all began in Missouri. As a border state, Missouri's role in the American Civil War was complex, and it was subject to rival governments, raids, and guerilla warfare. After the war, both Greater St. Louis and the Kansas City metropolitan area became centers of industrialization and business. Today the state is divided into 114 counties and the independent city of St. Louis. Missouri's culture blends elements of the Midwestern and Southern United States. It is the birthplace of the musical genres ragtime, Kansas City jazz and St. Louis blues. The well-known Kansas City-style barbecue, and the lesser-known St. Louis-style barbecue, can be found across the state and beyond. Missouri is a major center of beer brewing and has some of the most permissive alcohol laws in the U.S. It is home to Anheuser-Busch, the world's largest beer producer, and produces an eponymous wine produced in the Missouri Rhineland and Ozarks. Outside the state's major cities, popular tourist destinations include the Lake of the Ozarks, Table Rock Lake and Branson. Well-known Missourians include Chuck Berry, Sheryl Crow, Walt Disney, Edwin Hubble, Nelly, Brad Pitt, Harry S. Truman, and Mark Twain. Some of the largest companies based in the state include Cerner, Express Scripts, Monsanto, Emerson Electric, Edward Jones, H&R Block, Wells Fargo Advisors, Centene Corporation, and O'Reilly Auto Parts. Well-known universities in Missouri include the University of Missouri, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis. Missouri has been called the "Mother of the West" and the "Cave State", but its most famous nickname is the "Show Me State".

ChatGPT

  1. missouri

    Missouri is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern region of the country. It is bounded by eight other states: Iowa to the north, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee to the east, Arkansas to the south, and Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska to the west. It is the 18th most populous state in the United States. Its capital city is Jefferson City and the largest city is Kansas City. The state's economy is driven by industries such as aerospace, transportation equipment, food processing, chemicals, printing/publishing, electrical equipment, light manufacturing and beer. It is named after the Missouri River, which was named after the indigenous Missouri Indians.

Wikidata

  1. Missouri

    Missouri —nicknamed The Show-Me State—is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. Missouri is the 21st most extensive and the 18th most populous of the 50 United States. Missouri comprises 114 counties and the independent city of St. Louis. The four largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Columbia. Missouri's capital is Jefferson City. The land that is now Missouri was acquired from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase and became known as the Missouri Territory. Part of the Territory was admitted into the union as the 24th state on August 10, 1821. Missouri's geography is highly varied. The northern part of the state lies in dissected till plains while the southern part lies in the Ozark Mountains, with the Missouri River dividing the two. The state lies at the intersection of the three greatest rivers of North America, with the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers near St. Louis, and the confluence of the Ohio River with the Mississippi north of the Bootheel. The starting points of the Pony Express and Oregon Trail were both in Missouri. The mean center of United States population as of the 2010 Census is at the town of Plato in Texas County.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Missouri

    an American State on the right bank of the Mississippi, between Iowa and Arkansas, is half the size of the British Isles, and is traversed by the Missouri River; N. of that river the country is level, S. of it there rise the Ozark tablelands; the soil is very fertile, and the State principally agricultural; immense crops of maize, oats, potatoes, cotton, and tobacco are raised; there are large cattle ranches, and dressed beef and pork are largely exported; the climate is subject to extremes; coal, iron, lead, zinc, and other minerals abound, while marble, granite, and limestone are quarried; the rivers afford excellent transport facilities; the educational system is very complete; admitted to the Union in 1821, Missouri was divided in the Civil War, and suffered terribly, but since then has been very prosperous; the capital, St. Louis (452), is one of the greatest commercial and manufacturing towns in the Union, does a vast trade in grain and cotton, and has hardware, leather goods, and tobacco factories; Kansas City (133), has great pork-packing establishments and railroad iron-works.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. missouri

    One of the Central States of the Mississippi Valley, and the first organized wholly west of the Mississippi River. The French were the earliest settlers in the country, having built a fort there in 1719. By the treaty of 1763 it was ceded to Spain, with all the territory west of the Mississippi. Spain being at war with England during the American Revolution, her colonies were harassed by the English and their Indians allies. In 1780, a body of British and Indians attacked and besieged St. Louis, killing 60 of its defenders. The siege was raised by Col. Clark, an American, who came to the relief of the place with 500 men. In 1800 Spain restored the territory to France, and it passed to the United States by purchase in 1803. After the admission of Louisiana as a State in 1812, the remaining portion of the territory received the name of Missouri, from which was separated the State of that name in 1821. Though the State officially declared itself in favor of the Union in 1861, many of its prominent citizens sided with the Confederates. It was the scene of several engagements during the civil war.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Missouri

    Indian for “muddy water.”

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MISSOURI

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Missouri is ranked #44576 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Missouri surname appeared 482 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Missouri.

    84.4% or 407 total occurrences were Black.
    9.9% or 48 total occurrences were White.
    2.2% or 11 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Missouri in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Missouri in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Missouri in a Sentence

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    The money was there and had to be released in order to save the auto industry and 4 million jobs and to begin the restructuring. I voted to save the auto industry. He voted against the money that ended up saving the auto industry. I think that is a pretty big difference, given the terrible pressures that the auto industry was under and that the middle class of this state and Ohio and Indiana and Illinois and Wisconsin and Missouri and other places in the Midwest were facing, I think it was the right decision to heed what President-elect Obama asked us to do.

  2. Josh Hawley:

    The conduct the report details is certainly impeachable, in my judgment, the people of Missouri should not be put through that ordeal. Governor Greitens should resign immediately.

  3. John Danforth:

    The brand of the Republican Party in Missouri has been badly damaged, and it's very important to set the record clear, i think it's important for Republicans to dissociate themselves from what has happened in the campaign against Tom Schweich.

  4. Dan Patterson:

    Missouri protects the right to open carry a firearm, but that right does not allow an individual to act in a reckless and criminal manner, endangering other citizens, as Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes famously explained,' The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man... falsely shouting fire in a theater, causing a panic.'.

  5. Abigail Kern:

    No one thought that there were any dinosaurs in Missouri. It's just unheard of to find dinosaur fossils in this part of the country.

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