from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A state of the north-central United States. It was admitted as the 30th state in 1848. First settled by the French, the region was ceded to Great Britain in 1763 and became part of the Northwest Territory in 1787. Madison is the capital and Milwaukee is the largest city. Population: 5,600,000.
- adj. Of or relating to the fourth glacial stage of the Pleistocene Epoch in North America.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Madison. Largest city: Milwaukee.
- proper n. A river flowing 430 miles from Wisconsin to the Mississippi River.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a midwestern state in north central United States
- n. a tributary of the Mississippi River in Wisconsin
After Wisconsin 1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
The word Wisconsin has its origins in the name given to the Wisconsin River by one of the Algonquian speaking American Indian groups living in the region at the time of European contact, probably the Miami word meskonsing ("it lies red"), later corrupted to Ouisconsin by French explorers; compare Ojibwe misko- ("red") -osin ("to lie") and -ing ("locative suffix"). (Wiktionary)