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English noun: Missouri

1. Missouri (location) 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

SynonymsMO, Show Me State

Instance hypernymAmerican state

Part holonymCape Girardeau, capital of Missouri, Columbia, Gateway to the West, Hannibal, Independence, Jefferson City, Kansas City, Osage, Osage River, Poplar Bluff, Saint Francis, Saint Francis River, Saint Joseph, Saint Louis, Sedalia, Springfield, St. Francis, St. Francis River, St. Joseph, St. Louis, White, White River

Part meronymAmerica, middle west, Midwest, midwestern United States, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA

Member meronymConfederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States of America, Dixie, Dixieland, South

2. Missouri (object) the longest river in the United States; arises in Montana and flows southeastward to become a tributary of the Mississippi at Saint Louis

SamplesThe Missouri and Mississippi Rivers together form the third longest river in the world.

SynonymsMissouri River

Instance hypernymriver

Part meronymAmerica, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA

3. Missouri (person) a member of the Siouan people formerly inhabiting the valley of the Missouri river in Missouri

Broader (hypernym)Siouan, Sioux

4. Missouri (communication) a dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Missouri

Broader (hypernym)Chiwere

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