Definitions

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

  • A city of southeast Wisconsin on Lake Michigan. Established as a fur-trading post in 1795, it was a major center of German immigration during the last half of the 19th century and was long noted for its breweries and meat-packing plants. It is the largest city in the state. Population: 573,000.

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  • proper n. A city in Wisconsin, United States.

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  • n. largest city of Wisconsin; located in southeastern Wisconsin on the western shore of Lake Michigan; a flourishing agricultural center known for its breweries

Etymologies

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Perhaps from Potawatomi minwaking, or Ojibwe ominowakiing, "gathering place (by the water)".

Examples

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  • MILWAUKEE (AP) - Two Milwaukee police officers face federal charges related to cocaine delivery and money laundering.

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  • MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee police say three children who were last seen with their mother are missing and could be in danger.

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  • MILWAUKEE - State transportation officials have shut down a deteriorating bridge in a highly-traveled Milwaukee interchange.

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  • MILWAUKEE -- The 21-year-old man accused of beating Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett last summer pleaded guilty today in a deal with prosecutors, averting a trial that was scheduled to begin next week in the attack at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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  • MILWAUKEE - If the Cardinals 'bullpen, the right side of it in particular, can be criticized for its work in the first three games of the season, then it must be credited for keeping Friday night's 5-4 win over Milwaukee close enough, first of all, and then preserving the triumph.

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  • MILWAUKEE - Jamie Moyer overcame three homers in one inning while Ryan Howard hit a two-run shot for the Philadelphia Phillies in a 9-5 victory over Milwaukee on Friday night.

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  • MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jamie Moyer overcame three homers in one inning while Ryan Howard hit a two-run shot for the Philadelphia Phillies in a 9-5 victory over Milwaukee on Friday night.

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