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

  • The capital of Illinois, in the central part of the state. It became the state capital in 1837 and was home to Abraham Lincoln for many years.
  • A city of southwest Massachusetts on the Connecticut River near the Connecticut border. Settled in 1636, it was the site of a national armory (1794–1968) and was an important producer of small arms. The game of basketball originated at a local school (1891).
  • A city of southwest Missouri south-southwest of Kansas City on the Ozark Plateau. It grew as a supply depot in the 1850s.
  • A city of west-central Ohio northeast of Dayton. It grew as a trade and manufacturing center after the completion of the National Road (1838) and the coming of the railroad (mid-1800s).
  • A city of west-central Oregon just east of Eugene, near the foothills of the Cascade Range.

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  • proper noun Any of several towns; see Wikipedia:Springfield for details.
  • proper noun A habitational surname.

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

  • noun a city of southwestern Missouri
  • noun capital of the state of Illinois
  • noun a city and manufacturing center in southwestern Massachusetts on the Connecticut River

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Examples

  • As the well-known novelist Ken Kesey lived in nearby springfield, I borrowed a bicycle, asked directions in downtown Springfield, and rode out to his fartmhouse, and knocked on the door.

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  • MAYOR TIM DAVLIN, SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: So, if it adds $1 million, if it adds $2 million, if it adds $500,000, the fact is that it's more money to be able to do the things that we want do in Springfield.

    CNN Transcript Jul 7, 2007

  • MAYOR TIM DAVLIN, SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: So if it adds $1 million, if it adds $2 million, if it adds $500,000, the fact is that it's more money to be able to do the things that we want to do in Springfield.

    CNN Transcript Jul 8, 2007

  • MAYOR TIM DAVLIN, SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: So if it adds $1 million, if it adds $2 million, if it adds $500,000, the fact is that it's more money to be able to do the things that we want to do in Springfield.

    CNN Transcript Jul 9, 2007

  • MAYOR TIM DAVLIN, SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: So if it adds $1 million, if it adds $2 million, if it adds $500,000, if it adds $500,000, the fact is that it's more money to be able to do the things that we want to do in Springfield.

    CNN Transcript Jul 6, 2007

  • TIM DAVLIN, MAYOR OF SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: So, if adds a million, if it adds $2 million, if it adds $500,000, the fact is that it's more money to be able to do the things that we want to be able to do in Springfield.

    CNN Transcript Jul 5, 2007

  • MICHAEL ALBANO, MAYOR OF SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: We're looking at anywhere from $4 million to $9 million on an annual basis in Springfield, Massachusetts, a pretty good chunk of money that can be redirected into vital public services such as police, fire, public education.

    CNN Transcript Oct 16, 2003

  • -- Death, at Springfield, Mass., of Benjamin Weaver, one of the founders of the _Springfield Union_.

    The New England Magazine Volume 1, No. 3, March, 1886 Bay State Monthly Volume 4, No. 3, March, 1886

  • SPRINGFIELD - An ongoing effort to crack down on prostitution in the city yielded the arrests of two Springfield men and a man from Wales Thursday afternoon.

    Reader - MassLive.com

  • SPRINGFIELD - April Joles had four hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs in Clarksville High's 18-0 District 10-AAA win over Springfield on Monday.

    theleafchronicle.com - Local News

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