from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of central Montana on the Missouri River north-northeast of Helena. It grew with the construction of a hydroelectric dam in the late 1800s.

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  • noun a town in central Montana on the Missouri river; a center of extensive hydroelectric power


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  • I'd rather talk of Great Falls, which is where we won State the next year, ending up with a 24-0 record and a headache from drinking several cans of Pepsi and screaming for hours afterwards.

    What's with the comments? 2004

  • The great obstacles begin at what are called the Great Falls, ninety miles above the mouth, below which are only five or six rapids, and these passable, with some difficulty, even at low water.

    Notes on the State of Virginia 1853

  • The city of Great Falls, which is the sixth member of the cooperative, has invested about $1.1 million in the power plant project. - SPORTS 2010

  • Boulware proudly has called Great Falls home for 46 years

    The Herald | - Front 2009

  • And then, if you head to MD at all, there’s a great road just at the corner of Great Falls which is twisty, turny, 25mph in places, and amazing to ride a motorcycle on.

    Did I Mention: House For Rent? « Whatever 2006

  • The biracial son of a French mother and an Air Force sergeant father, he was born in Germany and bounced around Europe before his family settled in Great Falls, Mont., when he was five.

    An Old-Fashioned Show in the Hair and Now Lizzie Simon 2011

  • Great Falls—which President Barack Obama visited in September after New Jersey was ravaged by Hurricane Irene—is one of the few national historic parks that honor the East Coast's industrial heritage.

    Paterson Gets a Lift as Park Is Recognized Heather Haddon 2011

  • Brian Schweitzer met in Great Falls with emergency officials from six counties to prepare for possible flooding.

    Floods sweep through eastern Montana 2011

  • The lawsuit by Michele Reinhart, of Missoula, and Jean Price, of Great Falls, claims Mortenson and CAI committed fraud by inducing them to donate and buy his book.

    "Three Cups Of Tea" Author Greg Mortenson Getting Sued By Montana Residents 2011

  • Price claims she donated money to CAI after a similar speaking engagement in Great Falls in 2009.

    'Three Cups of Tea' author sued 2011


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