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ˈaɪ ə wəiowa

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Iowa, Ioway(noun)

    a member of the Siouan people formerly living in Iowa and Minnesota and Missouri

  2. Iowa, Hawkeye State, IA(noun)

    a state in midwestern United States

  3. Iowa, Ioway(noun)

    a dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Iowa


  1. Iowa(Noun)

    One of the Native Americans formerly occupying the region now included in the state of Iowa.

    Etymology: From Aiouez, an initial translation of the name for the Iowa tribe.

  2. Iowa(ProperNoun)

    A Capital: Des Moines.

    Etymology: From Aiouez, an initial translation of the name for the Iowa tribe.


  1. IOWA

    IOWA is a 2005 American independent neo-noir film directed by, written by, and starring Matt Farnsworth. The film follows two young Iowan lovers who decide to cook their own methamphetamine. Critics gave negative reviews.


  1. Iowa

    Iowa is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States, an area often referred to as the "American Heartland". Iowa was a part of the French colony of New France. After the Louisiana Purchase, settlers laid the foundation for an agriculture-based economy in the heart of the Corn Belt. Iowa is occasionally known as the "Food Capital of the World". In the latter half of the 20th century, Iowa's agricultural economy made the transition to a diversified economy of advanced manufacturing, processing, financial services, Information Technology, biotechnology, and green energy production. Iowa is the 26th most extensive in land area and the 30th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital and largest city is Des Moines. Iowa has been listed as one of the safest states in which to live.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Iowa

    one of the United States, on the right bank of the Mississippi River, with Minnesota to the N. and Missouri to the S., and the Missouri River on its western border; is well watered, very fertile, and, though liable to extremes of temperature, very healthy; agriculture flourishes, the country being an undulating plain and most of the soil being arable; cereals and root crops are raised, cattle fed; there are poultry and dairy farms; coal, gypsum, and lead are mined; manufactures include mill products, canned meats, and agricultural implements; general education in the State is advanced, State policy in this respect being liberal; Iowa was admitted to the Union, 1846; Des Moines (32) is the capital; Iowa (7) is the seat of the State University and of some flour-mills and factories.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. iowa

    One of the Central States of the United States, lying between the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. It originally formed a portion of the Louisiana Territory; and permanent settlements commenced to be formed in it about 1833; organized as a Territory in 1838, and admitted as a State in 1846. During the civil war it contributed its full quota of troops to the cause of the Union.

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  1. IOWA

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Iowa

    Indian for “the sleepy-ones”; applied by the Sioux to the Pahoja or Graysnow tribe.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of iowa in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of iowa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of iowa in a Sentence

  1. Janet Petersen:

    The extreme law should have been overturned because it restricted the freedom of Iowa women and girls to care for their bodies and it forced motherhood on them.

  2. Paul Pate:

    Additionally, the Iowa Secretary of State's Office never 'grades' voters. Nor does the Secretary of State maintain records related to Iowa Caucus participation, also, the Iowa Secretary of State does not 'distribute' voter records. They are available for purchase for political purposes only, under Iowa Code.

  3. Rebecca Katz:

    I think Bill de Blasio has a toxic relationship with the press corps that covers him. It goes both ways, and that's going to make it very hard for this run because wherever he will be, whatever small town in Iowa or New Hampshire, he will have NY1 and the New York Post front and center. Whether he likes it or not.

  4. Patrick Murray:

    Given the way Iowa's Democratic caucuses work, Clinton could start the night with more supporters, but Sanders could win the delegate count.

  5. Ted Cruz:

    You know it's interesting, this issue did not seem to concern Donald until a little over a week ago when suddenly he was trailing in the polls in Iowa.

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