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


  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.


  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.”

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  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. John Watson:

    Mr. Jackson was a respected spokesman for the auditor's office and long-time servant in state government, the work of the Missouri auditor's office will continue in this difficult time, but no doubt it will be with heavy heart.

  2. Matt Pavelka:

    The Vineland Boys were once considered small game in comparison to other gangs, it does n’t matter if you’re in Des Moines, Iowa, Missouri, Los Angeles or Chicago … It’s a stark reality of what a small community can produce if it remains unchecked.

  3. Amy Blouin:

    Missouri legislators funded Medicaid in the state budget, and it's clear that implementation can proceed for July 1st as planned.

  4. Sterling Beard:

    I don’t think we have seen the full extent of the fallout at the University of Missouri, violence is coming from Antifa groups on campus. Now they control administrators and shut out competing ideas they disagree with or don’t like.

  5. Tom Sawyer:

    Then my Uncle Randy, who’s my dad’s twin brother, died just before last year’s bowhunt, so Dad and I just didn’t feel up to it last fall; the three of us had always done everything together. But this year we were ready. We were hunting this new property in Missouri, and the activity seemed to all be happening on this remote section of the farm, where some CRP met a creek. I went back there and tucked in to a patch of willows, right on the ground. I rattled and had four small bucks trot right in and never see me, so I liked the setup. A while later, a big doe came out in the grass—and right behind her was this giant. I had one long shot at him but it was windy and I passed it. He was walking away when I rattled once, and he ignored it. Then I looked up to the sky and said, ‘Bring him in to me Uncle Randy.’ I hit the horns hard, and the buck spun around and walked right in for the shot. The biggest buck I’d shot before him was 140 inches, and I like to think my uncle had a big part of this special buck.

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