Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[oh-hahy-oh] /oʊˈhaɪ oʊ/
a state in the NE central United States: a part of the Midwest. 41,222 sq. mi. (106,765 sq. km).
Capital: Columbus.
Abbreviation: OH (for use with zip code), O.
a river formed by the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, flowing SW from Pittsburgh, Pa., to the Mississippi in S Illinois. 981 miles (1580 km) long.
Related forms
Ohioan, adjective, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Ohio
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • "He means the Ohio," explained the Iroquois to the children.

    The Trail Book Mary Austin
  • "It's a cinch he don't know about that pill-thrower back in Ohio," added Cal.

    Chip, of the Flying U B. M. Bower
  • A man in Gilroy, Ohio, would take the trick which decided the game.

    Chip, of the Flying U B. M. Bower
  • An Ohio regiment, which can also deal with Slade if it catches him, will defile to the left.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • "I don't think they'll keep on retreating forever, Ohio," he said.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
British Dictionary definitions for Ohio


a state of the central US, in the Midwest on Lake Erie: consists of prairies in the W and the Allegheny plateau in the E, the Ohio River forming the S and most of the E borders. Capital: Columbus. Pop: 11 435 798 (2003 est). Area: 107 044 sq km (41 330 sq miles) Abbreviation and zip code OH
a river in the eastern US, formed by the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers at Pittsburgh: flows generally W and SW to join the Mississippi at Cairo, Illinois, as its chief E tributary. Length: 1570 km (975 miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Ohio

originally used of the river, from Seneca (Iroquoian) ohi:yo', proper name from ohi:yo:h, literally "good river." The Seneca also used this of the Allegheny, which they considered the headwaters of the Ohio. Related: Ohian (1819); Ohioan (1818).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Ohio in Culture

Ohio definition

State in the northern United States bordered by Michigan and Lake Erie to the north, Pennsylvania and West Virginia to the east, West Virginia and Kentucky to the south, and Indiana to the west. Its capital is Columbus, and its largest city is Cleveland.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Ohio

All English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Ohio

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for ohio