What does Tennessee mean?

Definitions for Tennessee
ˌtɛn əˈsiTen·nessee

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Tennessee, Volunteer State, TN(noun)

    a state in east central United States

  2. Tennessee, Tennessee River(noun)

    a river formed by the confluence of two other rivers near Knoxville; it follows a U-shaped course to become a tributary of the Ohio River in western Kentucky

Wiktionary

  1. Tennessee(ProperNoun)

    A Capital: Nashville.

    Etymology: From ᏔᎾᏏ, believed to mean “winding river”.

  2. Tennessee(ProperNoun)

    A river flowing generally westward 652 miles from eastern Tennessee into the Ohio River in Kentucky.

    Etymology: From ᏔᎾᏏ, believed to mean “winding river”.

Freebase

  1. Tennessee

    Tennessee is a U.S. state located in the Southeastern United States. Tennessee is the 36th most extensive and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States. Tennessee is bordered by Kentucky and Virginia to the north, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, and Arkansas and Missouri to the west. The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River forms the state's western border. Tennessee's capital and second largest city is Nashville, which has a population of 609,644. Memphis is the state's largest city, with a population of 652,050. The state of Tennessee is rooted in the Watauga Association, a 1772 frontier pact generally regarded as the first constitutional government west of the Appalachians. What is now Tennessee was initially part of North Carolina, and later part of the Southwest Territory. Tennessee was admitted to the Union as the 16th state on June 1, 1796. Tennessee was the last state to leave the Union and join the Confederacy at the outbreak of the U.S. Civil War in 1861, and the first state to be readmitted to the Union at the end of the war. Tennessee furnished more soldiers for the Confederate Army than any other state, and more soldiers for the Union Army than any other Southern state. In the 20th century, Tennessee transitioned from an agrarian economy to a more diversified economy, aided at times by federal entities such as the Tennessee Valley Authority. In the early 1940s, the city of Oak Ridge was established to house the Manhattan Project's uranium enrichment facilities, helping to build the world's first atomic bomb.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Tennessee

    one of the central States of the American Union, lies S. of Kentucky, and stretches from the Mississippi (W.) to North Carolina (E.); is one-third larger than Ireland; politically it is divided into three districts with characteristic natural features; East Tennessee, mountainous, with ridges of the Appalachians, possessing inexhaustible stores of coal, iron, and copper; Middle Tennessee, an undulating, wheat, corn, and tobacco-growing country; and West Tennessee, with lower-lying plains growing cotton, and traversed by the Tennessee River, the largest affluent of the Ohio; Nashville is the capital and largest city; became a State in 1796.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. tennessee

    A Central State of the American Union, and third admitted under the Federal Constitution. It is bounded on the north by Kentucky and Virginia, and on the south by Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. The early settlers of Tennessee were slaughtered by Cherokee Indians in 1754; but in 1756 a settlement was formed near Knoxville, then a part of North Carolina. Nashville was settled near the close of the Revolution; in 1790, Tennessee was organized as a Territory with Kentucky, and in 1796 was admitted into the Union as a separate State. In January, 1861, a proposal to secede from the Union was defeated, but in June it was carried by a majority of 57,667. In ten months the State raised 50 regiments for the Confederacy; 5 or 6 were also raised for the Union. The State was the scene, at Knoxville and Chattanooga, of some of the most important operations of the war, and eventually almost the whole State became a battle-ground. The State was readmitted into the Union in 1866.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Tennessee

    Indian for “river of the great bend.”

How to pronounce Tennessee?

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How to say Tennessee in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tennessee in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tennessee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Tennessee in a Sentence

  1. David Cameron:

    – Hillary Clinton tweet Friday. ] Back at you - Time looks at how controversy over Indiana’s law could ensnare leading Democrats like President Obama, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New York Senator Chuck Schumer, who previously supported bills with similar effects years ago. POWER PLAY : BLACKBURN FIGHTS NEW INTERNET REGS Hello, Internet ! So who is in charge of you ? The Obama administration is pushing through a plan to regulate the Internet like it does telephones, with rules for fees, requirements for carriers and new fees. Could that also mean the government would have control over the content ? Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn has taken up the charge to fight the move. The Tennessee Republican joins ChrisStirewalt to discuss what’s at stake for the consumer and the legislative steps she’s taking to stop the FCC. WATCH HERE. DO N’T YOU WISH OUR CAMPAIGNS WERE 38 DAYS LONG ? Sky News :.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    I just want to say a word about how tragic and regrettable it is that we lost four Marines in an act of senseless violence -- what is being called another instance of domestic terrorism, it's terrible when we lose Marines anywhere in the world, but to lose four in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is just heartbreaking.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    You will see in this campaign a lot of spontaneous activity that doesn't come from our national headquarters, people in Memphis, Tennessee and Los Angeles, California, they're going to come up with an idea, they're going to use local artists and musicians. So this is our effort to build a political movement, which will help us win the primary, help us win the general election and, in my view, it is the only way we bring about the kind of fundamental reforms we need in this country.

  4. Insurance Julie McPeak:

    Currently we have five states [Alabama, Alaska, South Carolina, Wyoming and Oklahoma] that have only one insurer statewide on the exchange market, another nine states, including Tennessee, have a majority of their counties that have only one insurer that is writing on the exchange market.

  5. Bob Corker:

    Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen was first elected governor in 2002, having served as Nashville’s mayor before that. Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen led Tennessee until 2011. When Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen won re-election in 2006, Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen became the first governor to win all 95 counties in Tennessee, according to Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen campaign website, which also touts Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen penchant for working across the aisle on legislative issues. Additionally, Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen created a health care management company. Outgoing Sen. Bob Corker, a Republican, gave a boost to Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen in the race as Bob Corker said Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen is sure to appeal to at least some GOP voters. He was a very good mayor, a very good governor, a very good business person, look, I ’m not going to campaign against someone who I’ve been friends with and worked with.

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