What does kansas mean?

Definitions for kansas
ˈkæn zəskan·sas

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kansas, Sunflower State, KSnoun

    a state in midwestern United States

  2. Kansa, Kansasnoun

    a member of the Siouan people of the Kansas river valley in Kansas

  3. Kansas, Kansas River, Kaw Rivernoun

    a river in northeastern Kansas; flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River

  4. Kansa, Kansasnoun

    the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Kansa


  1. Kansasnoun

    A state of the central United States, bordering the Mississippi River to the west.


  1. Kansasnoun

    A state of the mid United States of America. Capital: Topeka.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kansas

    a tribe of Indians allied to the Winnebagoes and Osages. They formerly inhabited the region which is now the State of Kansas, but were removed to the Indian Territory


  1. Kansas

    Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansas River which flows through it, which in turn was named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area. The tribe's name is often said to mean "people of the wind" or "people of the south wind," although this was probably not the term's original meaning. Residents of Kansas are called "Kansans." For thousands of years what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the Eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the Western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison. Kansas was first settled by European Americans in the 1830s, but the pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars over the slavery issue. When officially opened to settlement by the U.S. government in 1854, abolitionist Free-Staters from New England and pro-slavery settlers from neighboring Missouri rushed to the territory to determine if Kansas would become a free state or a slave state. Thus, the area was a hotbed of violence and chaos in its early days as these forces collided, and was known as Bleeding Kansas. The abolitionists eventually prevailed and on January 29, 1861, Kansas entered the Union as a free state. After the Civil War, the population of Kansas grew rapidly, when waves of immigrants turned the prairie into farmland. Today, Kansas is one of the most productive agricultural states, producing high yields of wheat, sorghum and sunflowers. Kansas is the 15th most extensive and the 33rd most populous of the 50 United States.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Kansas

    the central State of the American Union; lies in the basin of the Kansas and Arkansas Rivers, between Nebraska on the N. and Oklahoma on the S., with Colorado on the W. and Missouri on the E. It is a rolling prairie, with a fine climate subject to occasional extremes, and a rainfall, except in some districts, sufficient; raises crops of grain and sugar, and affords excellent grazing ground. Pork and beef packing, flour-milling, and iron-founding industries are carried on. The State University is at Lawrence, an agricultural college at Manhattan, and good schools in every town. Previous to its admission to the Union in 1859 Kansas was the scene of violent conflicts between pro- and anti-slavery parties for five years. In the Civil War it joined the North. The capital is Topeka (31), and the largest other towns Kansas City (38) and Wichita (23).

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. kansas

    One of the States of the United States, the thirty-fourth in order of admission. It lies between 37° and 40° N. lat., and between 25th meridian of long. and the western boundary of the State of Missouri, and is, geographically, the central State of the Union. It was organized as a Territory in 1854, and admitted into the Union January 29, 1861; and though it remained loyal during the civil war, yet many of its inhabitants took the field for the Confederate cause.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Kansas

    The Indian name for the river, signifying “smoky water”; afterwards applied also to the state.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kansas in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kansas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of kansas in a Sentence

  1. Peyton Manning:

    Separately, Percy Harvin described the worst instance of Percy Harvin trying to deal with anxiety. Percy Harvin talked about when Percy Harvin punched then-Seahawks teammate Golden Tate in the face before the Super Bowl against Denver Broncos. My worst one, I would say, you know, the, the Super Bowl incident, Percy Harvin said. When asked about the entire incident Percy Harvin said Percy Harvin couldnt even believe that Percy Harvin did that. DETROIT LIONS KENNY GOLLADAY MAKES INCREDIBLE GRAB FOR LATE TD ; KANSAS CITY CHIEFS GET LAST LAUGH So were down at the Super Bowl, of course, the year in New York. We were playing the Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning. Were at the practice facility. We had to practice inside because it was cold, snowin. And Golden did an interview and I just sat out the previous game with a concussion.

  2. Cris Steller:

    We need to be able to sell from our distillery tasting room. It's the only way to tell your story to consumers and know they understand what you're doing, distributors are fighting back hard. California is one of the top five markets for spirits in the world, and they think they're going to give up market share if we can sell out of our distilleries. New York, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon all leapfrogged us. California is down at the bottom with Alabama and Kansas.

  3. Arturo Perez:

    Revenues are not materializing to levels( Kansas) expected when the rates were cut in 2012 and 2013.

  4. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    When I was a small boy growing up in Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing and as we sat there in the warmth of a summer afternoon on a riverbank we talked about what we wanted to do when we grew up. I told him that I wanted to be a real major-league baseball player, a genuine professional like Honus Wagner. My friend said that he'd like to be President of the United States. Neither of us got our wish.

  5. Terry Bruce:

    The court appears to be holding Kansas school children hostage in order to distract the public.

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