from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A member of a Native American people formerly ranging over the southern Great Plains from western Kansas to northern Texas and now located in Oklahoma. The Comanche became nomadic buffalo hunters after migrating south from Wyoming in the 18th century.
- noun The Uto-Aztecan language of the Comanche.
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- adjective Of or pertaining to the Comanche people, culture, or language.
- noun A member of the Comanche people.
- proper noun An
Amerind ethnic groupof North America, especially of Texasand Oklahoma.
- proper noun The
nationof the Comanche people.
- proper noun The
Uto-Aztecan languagespoken by these people, sometimes classified as a Shoshonedialect.
- proper noun A light
single- engine aircraft, the Piper PA-24 Comanche.
- proper noun A
military helicopter, the RAH-66 Comanche.
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- noun a member of the Shoshonean people who formerly lived between Wyoming and the Mexican border but are now chiefly in Oklahoma
- noun the Shoshonean language spoken by the Comanche
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Lewis wrote about the “great Padouca nation” Padouca was believed to be another name for Comanche that “occupied the country between the upper parts of the River Platte present Nebraska and the River Kanzas.”
My great aunt lived her entire life in Comanche County, Texas, and was a master of Chicken Fried Steak.
So many raids were made by moonlight that in Texas a full, bright spring or summer moon is still known as a Comanche Moon.
The coal situation is a sword of Damocles over Colorado's prosperity, particularly because when XcelEnergy fires up its new 750 megawatt coal plant in Pueblo called Comanche 3, it will increase the utility's coal burn by 25 percent on coal brought in from Wyoming's Powder River Basin.
According to Defense Industry Daily, the Army has been offered a new, all-singing, all-dancing replacement called the Comanche, at an eye-watering $36 million each.
It was the introduction of the horse that enabled the group that came to be known as the Comanche to move south.
The Comanche were a warrior society, and the men dominated.
In the period before they had horses, the Comanche were a miserably poor mountain tribe; they moved rather late into position along the Arkansas.
The Spirit rover actually visited the outcrop, called Comanche, back in December 2005, and while initial measurements were taken, the significance of the finding only recently became apparent.
She did a small part in a mini series called Comanche Moon with Val Kilmer, Elizabeth Banks and Steve Zahn.