- a state in the E central United States. 40,395 sq. mi. (104,625 sq. km). Capital: Frankfort. Abbreviation: KY (for use with zip code), Ken., Ky.
- a river flowing NW from E Kentucky to the Ohio River. 259 miles (415 km) long.
Examples from the Web for kentucky
Unlike former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Huckabee is not immediately forming an exploratory committee.Can Huckabee Convert the GOP’s Moneymen?
January 4, 2015
We are not told that Cooper had been able to vote without hindrance when she lived in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
January 2, 2015
The Kentucky senator seems to be making the ‘Seinfeld’ holiday a tradition on Twitter.
The Kentucky Republican also mentioned several potential GOP rivals in 2016.
The biggest blowback will be against the ‘reforming’ Kentucky senator, because Republicans back cops, period.GOP Won’t Forgive Rand for Cop Critique
December 23, 2014
It was one of those perfect June nights so often seen in Kentucky.Southern Lights and Shadows
This is a story of Kentucky, in a settlement known as "Kingdom Come."The Harbor
Those who see it not, are similar to a fish from the Kentucky Cave.Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
During the year 1778, Kentucky was the theatre of many outrages.
Descendants, named Sallee, now live in Kentucky and Tennessee.
- a state of the S central US: consists of an undulating plain in the west, the Bluegrass region in the centre, the Tennessee and Ohio River basins in the southwest, and the Appalachians in the east. Capital: Frankfort. Pop: 4 117 827 (2003 est). Area: 102 693 sq km (39 650 sq miles)Abbreviation: Ken., Ky., (with zip code) KY
- a river in central Kentucky, rising in the Cumberland Mountains and flowing northwest to the Ohio River. Length: 417 km (259 miles)
Word Origin and History for kentucky
U.S. state, earlier a county of Virginia, organized 1776; the name is of Iroquois or Shawnee origin, perhaps a Wyandot (Iroquoian) word meaning "meadow" (cf. Seneca geda'geh "at the field"); the river name seems to have been the original use in English; the native use perhaps was first in reference to a village in Clark County known in Shawnee as Eskippakithiki. Related: Kentuckian.