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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sioux, Siouannoun

    a member of a group of North American Indian peoples who spoke a Siouan language and who ranged from Lake Michigan to the Rocky Mountains


  1. Siouxnoun

    Name applied to various formerly nomadic Native American tribes of the North American Great Plains.

  2. Siouxnoun

    The group of languages spoken by the Sioux.

  3. Etymology: A shortening of Nadouessioux, from naatowessiwak, which could refer to the massasauga (Sistrurus catenus), a small rattlesnake.


  1. sioux

    The Sioux are a Native American tribe and a First Nations band government in North America. The tribe is divided into three major divisions based on language and geography: the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota. They are known for their hunting and warrior culture and have been prominent figures in American history, particularly during the period of western expansion in the U.S during the 19th century. Sioux is also the name of a group of dialects spoken by the Sioux people.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sioux

    see Dakotas


  1. Sioux

    The Sioux are Native American and First Nations people in North America. The term can refer to any ethnic group within the Great Sioux Nation or any of the nation's many language dialects. The Sioux comprise three major divisions based on Siouan dialect and subculture: Isáŋyathi or Isáŋathi. Residing in the extreme east of the Dakotas, Minnesota and northern Iowa, and are often referred to as the Santee or Eastern Dakota; Iháŋktȟuŋwaŋ and Iháŋktȟuŋwaŋna. Residing in the Minnesota River area, they are considered to be the middle Sioux, and are often referred to as the Yankton and the Yanktonai, or, collectively, as the Wičhíyena or the Western Dakota. Thítȟuŋwaŋ or Teton. The westernmost Sioux, known for their hunting and warrior culture, are often referred to as the Lakota. Today, the Sioux maintain many separate tribal governments scattered across several reservations, communities, and reserves in the Dakotas, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Montana in the United States; and Manitoba and southern Saskatchewan in Canada.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sioux

    sōō, n. (pl. Sioux, sōō or sōōz) the principal tribe of the Dakota family of American Indians in South Dakota and Nebraska—also adj.—Also Siouan (sōō′an).

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sioux

    or Dakota Indians, a North American Indian tribe, once spread over the territory lying between Lake Winnipeg (N.) and the Arkansas River (S.), but now confined chiefly to South Dakota and Nebraska. Failure on the part of the United States Government to observe certain treaty conditions led to a great uprising of the Sioux in 1862, which was only put down at a great cost of blood and treasure; conflicts also took place in 1876 and 1890, the Indians finding in their chief, Sitting Bull, a determined and skilful leader.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sioux in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sioux in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Sioux in a Sentence

  1. South Dakotan Charles Drevecky:

    I feel like her daughter just shouldn't have been in there at all, sioux Falls almost felt like there were some arms being pulled during the whole thing to get her that license.

  2. Mike Gillispie:

    If you don't have to be out and about, Sioux Falls's a good time to stay indoors.

  3. Gavin Nelson:

    Last year we were playing a game against West Sioux High School and they had a flag just like we have here, i thought that would be a pretty cool idea to get for our school.

  4. Cory Booker:

    If he wants to attack me personally, he can, if he wants to attack my record, the reality is that the people of the state of New Jersey who elected me statewide are very proud of the work that I did, the change that we made in Newark, the transformation going on in Sioux City.

  5. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    One of the things that first started awakening and connecting me in a deep to my indigenous heritage was connecting to the Lakota Sioux at Standing Rock.

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