noun, plural Il·li·nois [il-uh-noi, -noiz] /ˌɪl əˈnɔɪ, -ˈnɔɪz/.
Origin of Illinois1
Definition for illinois (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for illinois
Hart Electric LLC An Illinois- based manufacturer of electrical components, and H.I. Cable.
A bounty hunter told AFP that the suspected Texan could very well be Everett Livvix of Robinson, Illinois.The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist|Creede Newton|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Added Kinzinger, the Illinois rep, "We have to level the playing field in terms of creating a no-fly zone."U.S. Hasn’t Even Started Training Rebel Army to Fight ISIS|Tim Mak|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was the moment that led Ryan to order a moratorium on the death penalty in Illinois.
All of Chicago and half the state of Illinois seem to be involved in the case.
He drifted to Belleville, Illinois, about 1826, and was followed a year later by his parents.
He stepped out of the way to accommodate another, but he consented to go with the company to Springfield, the capital of Illinois.Our Standard-Bearer|Oliver Optic
Most of the long knives who are pursuing us were called out by the Great Father of the Illinois country.Shaman|Robert Shea
They have too much at stake there to leave unless driven out by the point of the bayonet, as they were from Missouri and Illinois.The Mormon Puzzle, and How to Solve It|R. W. Beers
This Mr. Peck was a man of note, as one of the early settlers of Illinois, and one of its first missionaries.The Autobiography of Parley Parker Pratt|Parley Parker Pratt
British Dictionary definitions for illinois
Word Origin and History for illinois
U.S. territory created 1809; name is from a native Algonquian people who called themselves Inoca (1725), also written Ilinouek, Old Ottawa for "ordinary speaker." The modern form represents a 17c. French spelling, pronounced "ilinwe" at that time. Admitted as a state 1818.
Culture definitions for illinois
State in the north-central United States bordered on the north by Wisconsin, the east by Indiana, the south by Kentucky, and the west by Missouri and Iowa. Its capital is Springfield, and its largest city is Chicago.