What does Spokane mean?

Definitions for Spokanespoʊˈkæn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Spokane(noun)

    a city in eastern Washington near the Idaho border


  1. Spokane

    Spokane is a city located in the Northwestern United States in the state of Washington. It is the largest city of Spokane County of which it is also the county seat, and the metropolitan center of the Inland Northwest region. The city is located on the Spokane River in Eastern Washington, 92 miles south of the Canadian border, approximately 20 miles from the Washington–Idaho border, and 232 miles east of Seattle. David Thompson explored the Spokane area and began European settlement with the westward expansion and establishment of the North West Company's Spokane House in 1810. This trading post was the first long-term European settlement in Washington and the center of the fur trade between the Rockies and the Cascades for 16 years. In the late 19th century, gold and silver were discovered in the Inland Northwest. The Spokane area is considered to be one of the most productive mining districts in North America. Spokane's economy has traditionally been based on natural resources, being a center for mining, timber, and agriculture; however, the city's economy has diversified to include other industries, including the high-tech and biotech sectors. Spokane is known as the birthplace of Father's Day, hosted the first environmentally themed World's Fair, Expo '74, and is home to Gonzaga University and Whitworth University.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Spokane in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Spokane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rachel Dolezal:

    I stand by my work on behalf of the citizens of Spokane to further justice and promote civilian oversight of law enforcement.

  2. The NAACP:

    NAACP Spokane Washington Branch President Rachel Dolezal is enduring a legal issue with her family, and we respect her privacy in this matter.

  3. Rochelle Maze:

    I believe she was abducted, she did not hit herself, stuff herself in the truck and drive all the way to Spokane County and shoot herself. She said her mother was hysterical when she spoke to her on the phone. Deputies found the keys in the ignition and her purse in the front seat. They also found blood on the ground near a $ 20 bill, the paper reported.

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