Definitions

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

  • A state of the southeast United States. It was admitted as the 20th state in 1817. The first settlers in the region (1699) were French, and the area became part of Louisiana. It passed to the British (1763-1779) and then to the Spanish before being ceded to the United States in 1783. The Mississippi Territory, organized in 1798 and enlarged in 1804 and 1813, also included the present state of Alabama. Jackson is the capital and the largest city. Population: 2,920,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A state of the United States of America.. Capital Jackson: Postal abbreviation: MS
  • proper n. A major river in North America that rises in Minnesota and flows into the Gulf of Mexico.
  • interj. Used to count out a time of about one second, especially in games.
  • n. A recitation of “Mississippi” (interjection).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An old game, similar to bagatelle, in which balls are struck by a cue into pockets at one end of a table, and the players score according to the number above that pocket into which a ball is struck.

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

  • n. a major North American river and the chief river of the United States; rises in northern Minnesota and flows southward into the Gulf of Mexico
  • n. a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War

Etymologies

From Ojibwe misi-ziibi ("great river") or gichi-. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • HALEY BARBOUR (R), MISSISSIPPI: There are some we won't take in Mississippi.

    CNN Transcript Feb 23, 2009

  • HALEY BARBOUR (R), MISSISSIPPI: There are some we will not take in Mississippi.

    CNN Transcript Feb 23, 2009

  • HALEY BARBOUR (R), MISSISSIPPI: There's some we will not take in Mississippi.

    CNN Transcript Feb 23, 2009

  • MISSISSIPPI Lawyers, Witnesses Barred From Katrina Litigation Citing ethical breaches, a federal judge Friday barred a group of Mississippi attorneys once affiliated with plaintiffs lawyer Richard Scruggs from representing policyholders in lawsuits against State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. over Hurricane Katrina damage.

    U.S. Watch

  • JIM HOOD, MISSISSIPPI ATTORNEY GENERAL: If we don't get this stopped, what insurance companies are trying to do, it's going to bankrupt the Gulf coast of Mississippi, Louisiana and parts of Alabama as well.

    CNN Transcript Sep 15, 2005

  • ROB MARCIANO, CNN WEATHER ANCHOR, BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI: Hurricane Katrina roared ashore across the coastline of Mississippi today with 135 mile an hour plus winds.

    CNN Transcript Aug 30, 2005

  • HALEY BARBOUR (R), MISSISSIPPI: They have been a good partner, but we in Mississippi, we know better how to take care of our ourselves.

    CNN Transcript Sep 29, 2005

  • GENE TAYLOR (D), MISSISSIPPI: You can try to throw as much as you can on the backs of Louisianians, but I'm a witness as to what happened in Mississippi.

    CNN Transcript Sep 28, 2005

  • MAYOR RAYBURN WADDELL, PHILADELPHIA, MISSISSIPPI: When you go out of town, and you tell them you're from Philadelphia, Mississippi, and they'll bring up the 1964 murder of the three civil rights people.

    CNN Transcript Jun 21, 2004

  • TRENT LOTT (R), MISSISSIPPI: All of my state, Mississippi, is celebrating today the reunion of Kelly and Tom Hamill, and his rescue or his escape.

    CNN Transcript May 5, 2004

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