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

  • A river, about 499 km (310 mi) long, of central Nebraska formed by the confluence of the North Platte and South Platte rivers and flowing eastward to the Missouri River at the Iowa border below Omaha.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of plat.
  • A Middle English form of plat.
  • In heraldry, semé with plates—that is, with roundels argent.
  • n. Same as placcate .

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

  • n. a river in Nebraska that flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River


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  • Several descendants had filed complaints in Platte County court to block the removal.

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  • For those of you who need some backgrounding, this section of the South Platte is one of the most famous trout fisheries in the West.

    Is Deckers Back?

  • It always amazes to see how well Mother Nature can rebound ... and the South Platte is tougher and more beautiful than most, despite taking its share of punches.

    Is Deckers Back?

  • The tax also failed in Platte County, 52% to 48%, and was resoundingly defeated in Wyandotte County, with 63% opposed and 37% in support, according to unofficial returns. - Bush claims key win in Missouri

  • As a public speaker, mild-mannered Governor McKinley of Ohio was no match for the Boy Orator of the Platte, but as one McKinley enthusiast rejoiced to point out, the Platte was a river “six inches deep and six miles wide at the mouth.”

    The Five of Hearts

  • Mountains, and after supplying Greeley with irrigation, falls into the Platte, which is an affluent of the Missouri.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • But all this is of little moment, for if the Platte is a nothing river, it can survive with a nothing name.


  • At Julesburg, near the Nebraska border, the Platte was a bare trickle, exactly the way Potato Brumbaugh had planned, but as the river crossed the state line, waters escaping from the irrigation ditches returned, so that in the end Nebraska received its lawful share.


  • It is drained by several streams, the principal being the Platte, which is formed by the junction of two forks rising in the Rocky Mountains and flowing east through the centre of the state to the Missouri, and receives many tributaries in its course.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • In 1853 all that part of our country which lies between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains, the south boundary of Kansas and 49°, was wilderness, known as the Platte country, and was without any kind of territorial government.

    A School History of the United States


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