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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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