Nashville

[nash-vil]

Tennessee

[ten-uh-see]
noun
  1. a state in the SE United States. 42,246 sq. mi. (109,415 sq. km). Capital: Nashville. Abbreviation: TN (for use with zip code), Tenn.
  2. a river flowing from E Tennessee through N Alabama, W Tennessee, and SW Kentucky into the Ohio near Paducah. 652 miles (1050 km) long.
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Contemporary Examples of nashville

Historical Examples of nashville

  • It was not until 1809 that a barge was warped upstream from New Orleans to Nashville.

    Union and Democracy

    Allen Johnson

  • One night we were in the side private box at the theatre in Nashville.

    Memoirs

    Charles Godfrey Leland

  • We learn from a reliable source that Nashville has been evacuated.

  • Started on the return to Nashville at three o'clock in the morning.

  • Bragg has left Kentucky, and is thought to be hastening toward Nashville.


British Dictionary definitions for nashville

Nashville

noun
  1. a city in central Tennessee, the state capital, on the Cumberland River: an industrial and commercial centre, noted for its recording industry. Pop (including Davidson): 544 765 (2003 est)

Tennessee

noun
  1. a state of the E central US: consists of a plain in the west, rising to the Appalachians and the Cumberland Plateau in the east. Capital: Nashville. Pop: 5 841 748 (2003 est). Area: 109 412 sq km (42 244 sq miles)Abbreviation: Tenn, (with zip code) TN
  2. a river in the E central US, flowing southwest from E Tennessee into N Alabama, then west and north to the Ohio River at Paducah: the longest tributary of the Ohio; includes a series of dams and reservoirs under the Tennessee Valley Authority. Length: 1049 km (652 miles)
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Word Origin and History for nashville

Nashville

capital of Tennessee, U.S., named for Gen. Francis Nash (1742-1777) of North Carolina, U.S. Revolutionary War hero killed at the Battle of Germantown. The surname is attested from 1296 in Sussex Subsidy Rolls, atten Eysse, atte Nasche (with assimilation of -n- from a preposition; see N), meaning "near an ash tree," or "near a place called Ash." In reference to a type of country & western music that originated there, 1963.

Tennessee

state and river, from Cherokee (Iroquoian) village name ta'nasi', of unknown origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

nashville in Culture

Nashville

City in central Tennessee.

Note

Center of country music.

Tennessee

State in the south-central United States bordered by Kentucky and Virginia to the north; North Carolina to the east; Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south; and Arkansas and Missouri to the west. Its capital is Nashville, and its largest city is Memphis.

Note

One of the Confederate states during the Civil War.
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