from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A state of the southeast United States. It was admitted as the 16th state in 1796. First visited by the Spanish in 1540, the region was explored by Daniel Boone in 1769 and became part of the United States in 1783. The short-lived state of Franklin (1784-1788) formed the basis for the Territory of the United States South of the River Ohio (1790) and the later state of Tennessee. Nashville is the capital and Memphis the largest city. Population: 6,160,000.
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- proper n. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Nashville.
- proper n. A river flowing generally westward 652 miles from eastern Tennessee into the Ohio River in Kentucky.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a state in east central United States
- n. a river formed by the confluence of two other rivers near Knoxville; it follows a U-shaped course to become a tributary of the Ohio River in western Kentucky
From Cherokee ᏔᎾᏏ (tanisi), believed to mean “winding river”. (Wiktionary)