What does Winnipeg mean?

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ˈwɪn əˌpɛgWin·nipeg

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Winnipegnoun

    the capital and largest city of Manitoba; located in southern Manitoba; known for severe winters

  2. Winnipeg, Lake Winnipegnoun

    a lake in southern Canada in Manitoba


  1. Winnipegnoun

    A city in Canada, the provincial capital of Manitoba.

  2. Winnipegnoun

    Lake Winnipeg, a large lake in Manitoba.

  3. Winnipegnoun

    Winnipeg River, a river that flows 813 km from Lake of the Woods, Ontario, into Lake Winnipeg.

  4. Etymology: * From Ojibwa wiinibig ("dirty waters"), from wiini’ ("to make someone dirty"), wiinad ("it is dirty"), plus nibi ("water"), plural nibig ("waters").


  1. Winnipeg

    Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of Manitoba, Canada, with a metropolitan population of 730,018 in the Canada 2011 Census. It is located near the longitudinal centre of North America, at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. The city is found on the eastern edge of the Canadian Prairies. The name "Winnipeg" comes from the Cree for "muddy waters". The Winnipeg area was a trading centre for Aboriginal peoples prior to the arrival of Europeans. The first fort was built there in 1738 by French traders. A settlement was later founded by the Selkirk settlers in 1812, the nucleus of which was incorporated as the City of Winnipeg in 1873 with a population of 1,869. Winnipeg is the seventh-largest municipality in Canada, and is the primary municipality of the Winnipeg Capital Region, with more than half of Manitoba's population. The economy of Winnipeg includes finance, manufacturing, food and beverage production, culture, retail and tourism sectors. Winnipeg is a transportation hub, served by Richardson International Airport. The city has railway connections to the United States and Eastern and Western Canada through three Class I rail carriers. Winnipeg's professional sports teams include the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Winnipeg Jets, and the Winnipeg Goldeyes. Winnipeg's universities include the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, Canadian Mennonite University and University of St. Boniface, the oldest post-secondary educational institution in Western Canada.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Winnipeg

    formerly Fort Garry, the capital of Manitoba, at the junction of the Assiniboine with the Red River, over 1400 m. NW. of Montreal; is a well-built town, with several public buildings and all modern appliances; stands on the Pacific Railway; is a busy trading centre, and is growing rapidly.

Editors Contribution

  1. Winnipeg

    Winnipeg It is NOT "Indian"; It is Cree. It is not 'turbid waters'! It is "muddy waters"!

    Submitted by anonymous on September 15, 2019  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Winnipeg

    Indian for “lake of the turbid water.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Winnipeg in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Winnipeg in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Winnipeg in a Sentence

  1. Mike Smith:

    Mark Scheifele and Neal Pionk scored for The Jets. Winnipeg’s Connor Hellebuyck stopped 27 of 30 shots. Mike Smith had 33 saves for Edmonton. ?( The Jets are) a good team. I mean, hats off to them, there’s some real good players over there and they’re going to create chances. Obviously you’re just trying to make saves at important times in the game when it’s close and we were able to get on the board early tonight and get them chasing. That always helps.

  2. Geoff Ward:

    The game is special for them, but the bigger thing they will be talking about is that we had a more complete effort tonight than we did in Winnipeg, so it is a stepping stone for us, i felt we were able to utilize the depth of our lineup better than we did in our first game.

  3. Lynn Romano:

    There's actually a very small part of me that is sad for Winnipeg.

  4. Bud Grant:

    I met Burnsie at Iowa when he picked me up from the airport when I was visiting down there, and from that point on, we started talking football and never stopped, we were on the same page a lot. When I went to Winnipeg, I’d have him come up as a guest coach. Our friendship grew over the years, and we became very close friends and so did our families.

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    the official who holds an office
    • A. elusive
    • B. incumbent
    • C. foreordained
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