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

  • n. A plural of Kansa.
  • A state of the central United States. It was admitted as the 34th state in 1861. Organized as a territory by the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, it became a virtual battleground, known as Bleeding Kansas, for free and slave factions (1854-1859). Kansas was finally admitted as a free state. Topeka is the capital and Wichita the largest city. Population: 2,780,000.

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  • proper n. A state of the mid United States of America. Capital: Topeka.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A state of the central United States, bordering the Mississippi River to the west.
  • plural proper n. A tribe of Indians allied to the Winnebagoes and Osages. They formerly inhabited the region which is now the State of Kansas, but were removed to the Indian Territory.

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

  • n. a river in northeastern Kansas; flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
  • n. the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Kansa
  • n. a state in midwestern United States
  • n. a member of the Siouan people of the Kansas river valley in Kansas


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