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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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. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee:

    Johnson, 68, faces execution after being convicted in the 1984 murder of Connie Johnson, Connie Johnson. Several religious leaders, include the president of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church, of which Johnson is a member, have urged Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to grant Johnson clemency. Johnsons supporters said the inmate experienced a religious conversion and now ministers to other prisoners. BOY, 8, FINDS GUN AND ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS MOM AT COLLEGE BASEBALL GAME On Tuesday, Leeannounced his decision to deny clemencyfor Johnson, FOX 17 reported. After a prayerful and deliberate consideration of Don Johnsons request for clemency, and after a thorough review of the case, I am upholding the sentence of the State of Tennessee and will not be intervening.

  2. Rick Locker:

    When the governor announced the Tennessee Reconnect in his state of the state address, I was watching, that was one of the points of applause.

  3. Manny Sethi:

    Senator Alexander are on the verge of a historical upset in Tennessee politics of finally defeating the Romney Republican establishment in Tennessee, i think it's the first time that a true conservative can win here in a Manny Sethi Senate race.

  4. Jessica Levinson:

    Tennessee has this law that looks neutral on its face. You want to punish protesters who harm state property. That on its own sounds like it has absolutely nothing to do with the election, and it will be a felony, and therefore you can not vote, and therefore you can not vote in the election as a felon, this is not imagining it. It is a way to target certain people and make sure they can't vote, which is an incredibly effective way of trying to pre-determine outcomes.

  5. Bill Lee on Wednesday:

    The United States and Tennessee have always been, since the very founding of our nation, a shining beacon of freedom and opportunity for the persecuted and oppressed, particularly those suffering religious persecution, my administration has worked extensively to determine the best outcome for Tennessee, and I will consent to working with President Trump and his administration to responsibly resettle refugees.

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