from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A state of the east-central United States. It was admitted as the 15th state in 1792. Daniel Boone's Transylvania Company made the first permanent settlement in the area in 1775. By the Treaty of Paris (1783) the territory became part of the United States. Frankfort is the capital and Lexington the largest city. Population: 4,240,000.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Frankfort; largest city: Louisville. Formally known as the Commonwealth of Kentucky, one of four such states known as Commonwealths.
- proper n. A village on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. One of the United States.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a state in east central United States; a border state during the American Civil War; famous for breeding race horses
Unclear. Possibly from Iroquoian kenhtake, meaning prairie. (Wiktionary)