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Missouri

[ mi-zoor-ee, -zoor-uh ]

noun

, plural Mis·sour·is, (especially collectively) Mis·sour·i
  1. a state in the central United States. 69,674 sq. mi. (180,455 sq. km). : Jefferson City. : MO (for use with zip code), Mo.
  2. a river flowing from SW Montana into the Mississippi N of St. Louis, Mo. 2,723 miles (4,382 km) long.
  3. 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.


Missouri

/ mɪˈzʊərɪ /

noun

  1. 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) AbbreviationMowith zip codeMO
  2. 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)


Missouri

  1. 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 Words From

  • Mis·souri·an adjective noun

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Idioms and Phrases

Idioms
  1. from Missouri, Informal. unwilling to accept something without proof; skeptical:

    I'm from Missouri—you'll have to show me that you're right.

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Example Sentences

The Missouri-born Limbaugh once told Sean Hannity he comes from a family of “all lawyers” who were “obsessed with going to college.”

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The new money would be available to the 12 states that have not expanded Medicaid, and to Missouri and Oklahoma, which voted to expand Medicaid last year and are expected to implement the programs this summer.

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Missouri is tied for the lead in Quadrant 1 victories in the NET.

It sounds like the voice of a 70-year-old, cigar-smoking, Missouri-born genius who has been a lot of places and seen a lot of things.

Montgomery’s lawyers argue that her date is inconsistent with Missouri law and violates the Federal Death Penalty Act.

Co., Missouri Corporation that manufactures plumbing products.

Randy Reed Buick, Nissan, and Chevrolet Missouri-based car dealerships.

Last week, Robert Wayne Holsey of Georgia and Paul Goodwin of Missouri were executed within just a few hours of each other.

Not 90 seconds later, Brown lay shot to death in broad daylight in the middle of a Missouri street.

At an important Ebola meeting on Capital Hill last week, Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill was shocked to find it half-full.

Within a week all Missouri will be ablaze, and the hottest place for Yankees in all Christendom.

Tornadoes occurred in Alabama, Missouri and Illinois, accompanied with extensive damage to property.

He is said to be making for Kirksville, where he expects to be joined by the guerrilla bands of northwestern Missouri.

From there they plan to follow Milk River to the Missouri and catch a down-stream boat.

They found that all fear that the enemy might be able to capture the towns along the Missouri had subsided.

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