from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Native American people formerly inhabiting north-central Missouri, with present-day descendants living with the Oto in north-central Oklahoma.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The Siouan language of the Missouri.
- A state of the central United States. It was admitted as the 24th state in 1821. Under Spanish control from 1762 to 1800, the area passed to the United States through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Organized as a territory in 1812, Missouri's application for admission as a slaveholding state in 1817 sparked a bitter controversy over the question of extending slavery into new territories. The Missouri Compromise of 1820 provided for the admission of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state in the following year. Jefferson City is the capital and St. Louis the largest city. Population: 5,880,000.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A state of the United States of America.. Capital Jefferson City; largest city: Kansas City: Postal abbreviation: MO
- proper n. The longest river in the United States, flowing from Montana to become a tributary of the Mississippi at Saint Louis.
- proper n. A Native American tribe that originally lived in the Great Lakes region of United States.
- proper n. An organized territory in the United States during the nineteenth century.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Missouri
- n. a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union
- n. a member of the Siouan people formerly inhabiting the valley of the Missouri river in Missouri
- n. the longest river in the United States; arises in Montana and flows southeastward to become a tributary of the Mississippi at Saint Louis
French, from Illinois ouemessourita, those that have dugout canoes.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Miami wimihsoorita ("the people who have dugout canoes"), a term for the inhabitants of the area around the Missouri River. (Wiktionary)