American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Native American people formerly inhabiting north-central Missouri, with present-day descendants living with the Oto in north-central Oklahoma.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The Siouan language of the Missouri.
- A state of the central United States. It was admitted as the 24th state in 1821. Under Spanish control from 1762 to 1800, the area passed to the United States through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Organized as a territory in 1812, Missouri's application for admission as a slaveholding state in 1817 sparked a bitter controversy over the question of extending slavery into new territories. The Missouri Compromise of 1820 provided for the admission of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state in the following year. Jefferson City is the capital and St. Louis the largest city. Population: 5,880,000.
- n. A state of the United States of America.. Capital Jefferson City; largest city: Kansas City: Postal abbreviation: MO
- n. The longest river in the United States, flowing from Montana to become a tributary of the Mississippi at Saint Louis.
- n. A Native American tribe that originally lived in the Great Lakes region of United States.
- n. historical An organized territory in the United States during the nineteenth century.
- n. a dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Missouri
- n. 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
- n. a member of the Siouan people formerly inhabiting the valley of the Missouri river in Missouri
- n. the longest river in the United States; arises in Montana and flows southeastward to become a tributary of the Mississippi at Saint Louis
- French, from Illinois ouemessourita, those that have dugout canoes. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“CLAIRE MCCASKILL (D), MISSOURI: I have to be assured that this is going to bring down the deficit and it's going to bring down health care cost for most Missouri families.”
“CLAIRE MCCASKILL, (D) MISSOURI: I have to be assured that this is going to bring down the deficit and it's going to bring down the cost for mostly Missouri families.”
“PETER RAHN, DIRECTOR, MISSOURI, DOT: The stimulus bill is funding work in Missouri that otherwise would not be taking place.”
“CHRISTY, CALLER FROM MISSOURI: I live in Branson, Missouri, and I've got to tell you, there is so much bigotry down here and death threats about Obama and his health care.”
“CLAIRE MCCASKILL (D) MISSOURI: I have to be assured that this is going to bring down the deficit and it's going to bring down health care costs for most Missouri families.”
“CORPORAL BILL LOWE, MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL: Well, over the last 12 hours, as you said, we have said identified an additional suspect and he was taken into custody last night in Kansas City, Missouri by the Jackson County sheriff's office.”
“LOUIS, MISSOURI: My name is Bob Wilson from St. Louis, Missouri, and my question is, the money that we lose in our IRA, in our pension fund, where does that lost money end up?”
“CLAIRE MCCASKILL (D), MISSOURI: Well, I think what you have to do -- I'm from Missouri.”
“EMANUEL CLEAVER (D), MISSOURI: Missouri is a tough, tough state to win.”
“PETER KINDER, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF MISSOURI: I am actually in a-- in a highway patrol car on a driving tour of Poplar Bluff, Missouri.”
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