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Missouri

[ mi-zoor-ee, -zoor-uh ]
/ mɪˈzʊər i, -ˈzʊər ə /
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noun, plural Mis·sour·is, (especially collectively) Mis·sour·i for 3.
a state in the central United States. 69,674 sq. mi. (180,455 sq. km). Capital: Jefferson City. Abbreviations: MO (for use with zip code), Mo.
a river flowing from SW Montana into the Mississippi N of St. Louis, Mo. 2,723 miles (4,382 km) long.
a member of a North American Indian tribe belonging to the Siouan linguistic stock, located on the Missouri River in early historic times and now extinct as a tribe.
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Idioms about Missouri

    from Missouri, Informal. unwilling to accept something without proof; skeptical: I'm from Missouri—you'll have to show me that you're right.

OTHER WORDS FROM Missouri

Mis·sour·i·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Missouri

Missouri
/ (mɪˈzʊərɪ) /

noun
a state of the central US: consists of rolling prairies in the north, the Ozark Mountains in the south, and part of the Mississippi flood plain in the southeast, with the Mississippi forming the E border; chief US producer of lead and barytes. Capital: Jefferson City. Pop: 5 704 484 (2003 est). Area: 178 699 sq km (68 995 sq miles)Abbreviation: Mo, (with zip code) MO
a river in the W and central US, rising in SW Montana: flows north, east, and southeast to join the Mississippi above St Louis; the longest river in North America; chief tributary of the Mississippi. Length: 3970 km (2466 miles)
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Cultural definitions for Missouri

Missouri
[ (muh-zoor-ee, muh-zoor-uh) ]

State in the central United States bordered by Iowa to the north; Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee to the east; Arkansas to the south; and Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska to the west. Its capital is Jefferson City, and its largest city is St. Louis.

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Other Idioms and Phrases with Missouri

Missouri

see from Missouri.

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