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[mon-tan-uh] /mɒnˈtæn ə/
Joseph, Jr ("Joe") born 1956, U.S. football player.
a state in the NW United States. 147,138 sq. mi. (381,085 sq. km).
Capital: Helena.
Abbreviation: MT (for use with zip code), Mont.
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Montanan, adjective, noun Unabridged
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  • Mrs. Wybert, you was in Montana long enough to know how I stand there?

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • And Peabody he writes to his lawyer friend in Butte, Montana.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Montana women were awarded seven medals at the World's Fair in Chicago in 1893.

  • On the records he was now Al Duggan, a second cousin from Montana.

    Second Sight Basil Eugene Wells
  • Her feet were partly frozen, but in a few weeks she went on to Montana.

    Three Years on the Plains Edmund B. Tuttle
British Dictionary definitions for Montana


a state of the western US: consists of the Great Plains in the east and the Rocky Mountains in the west. Capital: Helena. Pop: 917 621 (2003 est). Area: 377 070 sq km (145 587 sq miles) Abbreviation Mont, (with zip code) MT


Joe. born 1958, American football quarterback
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Word Origin and History for Montana

U.S. state, from Latinized form of Spanish montaña "mountain," from Latin mont-, stem of mons (see mountain). Proposed 1864 by U.S. Rep. James H. Ashley of Ohio when it was created as a territory from Nebraska Territory, in reference to the Rocky Mountains, which however traverse only one end of it. Admitted as a state 1889. Related: Montanan.

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Montana in Culture

Montana definition

State in the northwestern United States, lying partly in the Rocky Mountains, bordered by British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, Canada, to the north; North Dakota and South Dakota to the east; Wyoming to the south; and Idaho to the west. Its capital is Helena, and its largest city is Billings.

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