What does Tennessee mean?

Definitions for Tennessee
ˌtɛn əˈsiTen·nes·see

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Tennessee, Volunteer State, TNnoun

    a state in east central United States

  2. Tennessee, Tennessee Rivernoun

    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. Tennesseenoun

    A Capital: Nashville.

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

  2. Tennesseenoun

    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.”

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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. Ted Cruz:

    This is WRONG. Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Confederate general a delegate to the 1868 Democratic Convention. He was also a slave trader the 1st Grand Wizard of the KKK. Tennessee should not have an official day (tomorrow) honoring him.

  2. Tim Burchett:

    If I cant help you, Ill get you to somebody who can, if you have a question,dealing with your disability or anything else youre dealing with, congressional stuff, just call our Knoxville office, and well try to keep this line free. Together were going to get through this folks, just hang in there. Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs saidin a weekly update that more people died from suicide last week than the virus, The Tennessee Starreported. The county regional forensic center said they had nine suspected suicides in a 48-hour period. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP.

  3. Brandon Puttbrese:

    We know it sometimes takes a while for good ideas to stick in the Tennessee General, but cutting the' tampon tax' is a good idea and, regardless of the outcome this year, we'll continue fighting for it.

  4. President Trump:

    Senator Bob Corker ‘begged’ me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee. I said ‘NO’ and he dropped out (said he could not win without my endorsement).

  5. Kevin Westgarth:

    The passion and vision of President President Glenda Glover, Dr. Mikki Allen and all of Tennessee State University's leadership in pushing to make hockey a more diverse and inclusive sport through this feasibility study is both inspiring and humbling, through their passion and track record they will be able to create another success story for other schools and communities to chase and ideally emulate. Pair that with National Hockey League incredible community, National Hockey League fan base and wealth of community corporate partners and National Hockey League will collectively take SMASHVILLE and National Hockey League sport to new heights because of their pursuit of excellence on all fronts.

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    (law) the act of substituting of one creditor for another
    • A. subrogation
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    • C. omphalos
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