Des Moines

[ duh moin ]
/ də ˈmɔɪn /

noun

a city in and the capital of Iowa, in the central part, on the Des Moines River.
a river flowing SE from SW Minnesota through Iowa to the Mississippi River. About 530 miles (850 km) long.

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OTHER WORDS FROM Des Moines

Des Moines·i·an [duh moi-nee-uh n] /də ˈmɔɪ ni ən/, noun

Definition for des moines (2 of 2)

Iowa
[ ahy-uh-wuh; sometimes ahy-uh-wey ]
/ ˈaɪ ə wə; sometimes ˈaɪ əˌweɪ /

noun, plural I·o·was, (especially collectively) I·o·wa for 3.

a state in the central United States: a part of the Midwest. 56,290 sq. mi. (145,790 sq. km). Capital: Des Moines. Abbreviation: IA (approved esp. for use with zip code), Ia., Io.
a river flowing SE from N Iowa to the Mississippi River. 291 miles (470 km) long.
a member of an American Indian people originally of Iowa, Missouri, and Minnesota but now of Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Kansas.
the Siouan language spoken by the Iowa Indians.
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British Dictionary definitions for des moines (1 of 2)

Des Moines
/ (də ˈmɔɪn, ˈmɔɪnz) /

noun

a city in S central Iowa: state capital. Pop: 196 093 (2003 est)
a river in the N central US, rising in SW Minnesota and flowing southeast to join the Mississippi. Length: 861 km (535 miles)

British Dictionary definitions for des moines (2 of 2)

Iowa
/ (ˈaɪəʊə) /

noun

a state of the N central US, in the Midwest: consists of rolling plains crossed by many rivers, with the Missouri forming the western border and the Mississippi the eastern. Capital: Des Moines. Pop: 2 944 062 (2003 est). Area: 144 887 sq km (55 941 sq miles)Abbreviation: Ia., (with zip code) IA
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Cultural definitions for des moines (1 of 2)

Des Moines
[ (duh-moyn) ]

Capital of Iowa and largest city in the state.

Cultural definitions for des moines (2 of 2)

Iowa

State in the midwestern United States bordered by Minnesota to the north, Wisconsin and Illinois to the east, Missouri to the south, and Nebraska and South Dakota to the west. Its capital and largest city is Des Moines.

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