- 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.
Examples from the Web for iowa
And keep in mind that when Huckabee ran for president in 2008, he won the Iowa caucuses.The Devil in Mike Huckabee
January 6, 2015
Pat Robertson finished second in the 1988 Iowa caucus, and it was all downhill from there.
In 2008 and 2012, Huckabee and Santorum, respectively won the Iowa Caucus, but did not make it to the finish line.
In an effort to gain early attention, he focused his attention on the Iowa precinct caucuses, which had never mattered much.The World’s Toughest Political Quiz
December 31, 2014
Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, a longtime disability advocate, has made HCBS a priority, a Harkin aide told The Daily Beast.Medicaid Will Give You Money for At-Home Care, but You Might Wait Years
December 2, 2014
The first survey for a railroad in the State of Iowa was made in the fall of 1852.
It is a good illustration of what the Iowa law has done for weak railroads.
The Chicago, Iowa and Nebraska road may be cited as a fair illustration.
There has been much misunderstanding concerning the Iowa law.
In this predicament the company turned to the Iowa legislature for protection.
- 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
Word Origin and History for iowa
organized as a U.S. territory 1838; admitted as a state 1846, ultimately from the name of the native people, of the Chiwere branch of the Aiouan family; said to be from Dakota ayuxba "sleepy ones."