Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting parts of Idaho, northern Utah, eastern Oregon, and western Montana, with a present-day population mostly in southeast Idaho.
  • noun A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the Great Basin area of Idaho, Utah, and Nevada south to Death Valley, California, with a present-day population mostly in Nevada.
  • noun A member of a Native American people inhabiting the Wind River valley of western Wyoming.
  • noun Any of the Uto-Aztecan languages of any of the Shoshone peoples.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun An Amerind ethnic group of North America, especially of Wyoming and Idaho.
  • proper noun The Uto-Aztecan language spoken by the Shoshone people.
  • proper noun The Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming.
  • noun A member of this people.

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

  • noun a member of the North American Indian people (related to the Aztecs) of the southwestern United States
  • noun the language spoken by the Shoshone (belonging to the Uto-Aztecan family)

Etymologies

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

[Probably from an Eastern Shoshone band name.]

Examples

  • By CAROLE CLOUDWALKER Staff writer A Colorado man camping with his family at Big Game Campground in Shoshone Forest was attacked by an emaciated male mountain lion on Sunday evening, July 12.

    This should probably be under message board but here is a mountain lion attack which is rather unusual in several respects even

  • Then he chased after the ambulance on the slick highway, pulling into the LDS Church parking lot in Shoshone 20 minutes after the ambulance did.

    Medpundit

  • Then he chased after the ambulance on the slick highway, pulling into the LDS Church parking lot in Shoshone 20 minutes after the ambulance did.

    Archive 2004-05-01

  • You had to ask for it by name and it wasn't listed on their table; but, if you knew it was there and I got word from a little birdie to ask for the "Shoshone" - which apparently caused the fine folks pouring beer much amusement they would pour a wonderfully sour and refreshing dark Flanders Red.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • You had to ask for it by name and it wasn't listed on their table; but, if you knew it was there and I got word from a little birdie to ask for the "Shoshone" - which apparently caused the fine folks pouring beer much amusement they would pour a wonderfully sour and refreshing dark Flanders Red.

    Great Taste In Review

  • “They were called Sheepeaters for the obvious reason that wild sheep were the mainstay of their diet, but they were more commonly known as the Shoshone Indians.”

    Ride the Thunder

  • “They were called Sheepeaters for the obvious reason that wild sheep were the mainstay of their diet, but they were more commonly known as the Shoshone Indians.”

    Ride the Thunder

  • “They were called Sheepeaters for the obvious reason that wild sheep were the mainstay of their diet, but they were more commonly known as the Shoshone Indians.”

    Ride the Thunder

  • “They were called Sheepeaters for the obvious reason that wild sheep were the mainstay of their diet, but they were more commonly known as the Shoshone Indians.”

    Ride the Thunder

  • Here an aide informed the President that the Ute, of which the Shoshone were a segment, had indeed fought the Arapaho for a century, and it was true that the Arapaho did eat dogs.

    Centennial

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