from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The largest city of Illinois, in the northeast part of the state on Lake Michigan. It is a major port and the commercial, financial, industrial, and cultural center of the Midwest. It is also the third-largest U.S. city. Chicago was nearly destroyed by a disastrous fire in 1871. Population: 2,830,000.
- Chicago, Judy Born 1939. American artist best known for The Dinner Party (1979), a ceramic and needlepoint project depicting the social history of women in the Western world.
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- proper n. A large city located on Lake Michigan in northeastern Illinois, USA.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In card-playing and other games, to ‘skunk’ or ‘whitewash’ (an opposing side); that is, to prevent it from scoring any runs or points.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. largest city in Illinois; a bustling Great Lakes port that extends 26 miles along the southwestern shoreline of Lake Michigan
- n. a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card
From Miami or Potawatomi shikaakwa ("wild onion, leek” or “striped skunk"), via the French transcription Checagou. Compare Ojibwe zhigaagawanzh, zhigaagawinzh ("onion, leek"), zhigaag ("striped skunk"). (Wiktionary)