Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Ethnol.) A tribe of North American Indians, which formerly occupied the region between the Wabash and Mississippi rivers.

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  • proper noun A state of the United States of America. Capital: Springfield. Largest city: Chicago.
  • adjective Of or relating to the Miami-Illinois language.
  • noun Any of a tribe of Native Americans who formerly occupied the region between the Wabash and Mississippi rivers.

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  • noun a midwestern state in north-central United States
  • noun a member of the Algonquian people formerly of Illinois and regions to the west
  • noun the Algonquian language of the Illinois and Miami

Etymologies

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From French adaptation of an Algonquian (perhaps Ojibwe) term ilenweewa, meaning "they speak normally."

Examples

  • ROLAND BURRIS, FORMER ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL: With all of the crises that we have in this state and in this nation, and Illinois is needing to have a full complement of representation, and that's what I'm seeking to do.

    CNN Transcript Jan 5, 2009

  • ROLAND BURRIS, FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL, ILLINOIS: I am currently the junior senator for the state of Illinois.

    CNN Transcript Jan 2, 2009

  • ROLAND BURRIS, FORMER ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL: I am currently the junior senator for the state of Illinois.

    CNN Transcript Jan 2, 2009

  • ROD BLAGOJEVICH (D), FORMER ILLINOIS GOVERNOR: I love the people of Illinois today now more than I ever did before.

    CNN Transcript Jan 29, 2009

  • ROLAND BURRIS (D), ILLINOIS SENATE APPOINTEE: With all of the crises that we have in this state and in this nation, and Illinois needs to have a full complement of representation, and that's what I'm seeking to do.

    CNN Transcript Jan 5, 2009

  • VOICE OF ROLAND BURRIS (D), ILLINOIS SENATE APPOINTEE: I am the duly appointed -- legally appointed United States senator from the state of Illinois.

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  • ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL: My name is Roland Burris, the junior senator from the state of Illinois.

    CNN Transcript Jan 7, 2009

  • Five-way Green Primary to Take Place in Illinois; Twenty-six Candidates in Total yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Five-way Green Primary to Take Place in Illinois; Twenty-six Candidates in Total'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: In Illinois\' fifth congressional district, over two dozen candidates have filed for the March 3rd primary.

    Five-way Green Primary to Take Place in Illinois; Twenty-six Candidates in Total

  • ROLAND BURRIS (D), ILLINOIS SENATE APPOINTEE: I am now the junior senator from the state of Illinois!

    CNN Transcript Jan 7, 2009

  • ROD BLAGOJEVICH, FORMER GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS: I love the people of Illinois today now more than I ever did before.

    CNN Transcript Jan 29, 2009

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