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