Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various Native American peoples inhabiting the Ottawa River valley of Quebec and Ontario.
  • n. A member of one of these peoples.
  • n. Any of the varieties of the Ojibwa language spoken by the peoples called Algonquin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A member of an aboriginal North American people closely related to the Odawa and Ojibwe, and living mainly in Quebec.
  • proper n. The language spoken by the Algonquins, a transitional language between Ojibwe and Abenaki.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of a widely spread family of Indians, including many distinct tribes, which formerly occupied most of the northern and eastern part of North America. The name was originally applied to a group of Indian tribes north of the River St. Lawrence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to an Algonquian tribe or its people or language
  • n. family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
  • n. a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast

Etymologies

Canadian French, from Malecite elakómkwik, they are our relatives.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Canadian French Algonquin, from earlier Algoumequin, from either Maliseet elakómkwik 'these are our relatives' or Micmac algoomeaking 'at the place of spearing fish and eels'. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ALGONQUIN - A 20-year-old from Algonquin has been charged with driving under the influence after police said he hit a parked car and a slew of other stationary objects early Thursday.

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  • ALGONQUIN - A 16-year-old Algonquin boy accused of killing his allegedly abusive father had struggled with deep depression and suicidal thoughts, his attorney said Thursday.

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  • ALGONQUIN - A Lake in the Hills man is alleging that his company was defamed by two Algonquin police officers and others.

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  • ALGONQUIN - A woman was taken to the hospital Saturday with minor injuries after she was rear-ended in Algonquin.

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  • ALGONQUIN 139.1, HUDSON 134.25: Algonquin junior Amanda Hubley finished first in all four events to win the all-around with 36.4 points and lead the Tomahawks over visiting Hudson in a Mid-Wach League gymnastics meet.

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  • ALGONQUIN - After eyeing the 750-foot "big hill" at Raging Buffalo Snowboard & Ski Park in Algonquin on Sunday afternoon, Taylor Lauder, 15, decided to stick with the less-daunting bunny hill for her first time snowboarding.

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  • ALGONQUIN - LifeTime Fitness in Algonquin will hold its annual Turkey Trot 5K run/walk this morning.

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  • ALGONQUIN - A 65-year-old Algonquin podiatrist sentenced to six years in prison for using a spy camera to record himself having sex with women in exchange for drugs was released from prison last week, less than two years into his sentence, through a program designed to save the state money.

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  • Both had peeling decals with the name Algonquin Consolidated on the side and a number to call in an emergency.

    The Burning Wire

  • The term Algonquin, as commonly understood, is not sufficiently comprehensive for the people indicated.

    Memoirs of 30 Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers

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