Definitions

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

  • The capital of Illinois, in the central part of the state. It became the state capital in 1837 and is the site of Abraham Lincoln's grave. Population: 116,000.
  • A city of southwest Massachusetts on the Connecticut River near the Connecticut border. Settled in 1636, it is an important manufacturing center. Population: 151,000.
  • A city of southwest Missouri south-southwest of Kansas City. In a resort area of the Ozark Plateau, it is a trade, shipping, and manufacturing hub. Population: 151,000.
  • A city of west-central Ohio west of Columbus. It grew as a trade and manufacturing center after the completion of the National Road (1838) and the coming of the railroad (mid-1800s). Population: 62,800.
  • A city of west-central Oregon east of Eugene, near the foothills of the Cascade Range. Population: 55,800.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Any of several towns; see Wikipedia:Springfield for details.
  • proper n. A habitational surname.

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

  • n. a city of southwestern Missouri
  • n. capital of the state of Illinois
  • n. a city and manufacturing center in southwestern Massachusetts on the Connecticut River

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Examples

  • As the well-known novelist Ken Kesey lived in nearby springfield, I borrowed a bicycle, asked directions in downtown Springfield, and rode out to his fartmhouse, and knocked on the door.

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  • MAYOR TIM DAVLIN, SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: So, if it adds $1 million, if it adds $2 million, if it adds $500,000, the fact is that it's more money to be able to do the things that we want do in Springfield.

    CNN Transcript Jul 7, 2007

  • TIM DAVLIN, MAYOR OF SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: So, if adds a million, if it adds $2 million, if it adds $500,000, the fact is that it's more money to be able to do the things that we want to be able to do in Springfield.

    CNN Transcript Jul 5, 2007

  • MAYOR TIM DAVLIN, SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: So if it adds $1 million, if it adds $2 million, if it adds $500,000, the fact is that it's more money to be able to do the things that we want to do in Springfield.

    CNN Transcript Jul 8, 2007

  • MAYOR TIM DAVLIN, SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: So if it adds $1 million, if it adds $2 million, if it adds $500,000, if it adds $500,000, the fact is that it's more money to be able to do the things that we want to do in Springfield.

    CNN Transcript Jul 6, 2007

  • MICHAEL ALBANO, MAYOR OF SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: We're looking at anywhere from $4 million to $9 million on an annual basis in Springfield, Massachusetts, a pretty good chunk of money that can be redirected into vital public services such as police, fire, public education.

    CNN Transcript Oct 16, 2003

  • -- Death, at Springfield, Mass., of Benjamin Weaver, one of the founders of the _Springfield Union_.

    The New England Magazine Volume 1, No. 3, March, 1886 Bay State Monthly Volume 4, No. 3, March, 1886

  • SPRINGFIELD - An ongoing effort to crack down on prostitution in the city yielded the arrests of two Springfield men and a man from Wales Thursday afternoon.

    Reader - MassLive.com

  • SPRINGFIELD - April Joles had four hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs in Clarksville High's 18-0 District 10-AAA win over Springfield on Monday.

    theleafchronicle.com - Local News

  • SPRINGFIELD - The road to Springfield starts all over the United States.

    Reader - MassLive.com

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