- a city in and the capital of South Dakota, in the central part, on the Missouri River.
- a male given name, form of Peter.
- a state in the N central United States: a part of the Midwest. 77,047 sq. mi. (199,550 sq. km). Capital: Pierre. Abbreviation: SD (for use with zip code), S. Dak.
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Contemporary Examples of pierre
Castro actually flew up to Montreal to be a pallbearer at the 2000 funeral of a beloved Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau.
As a boy, by the way, Pierre had set out from Florida in an unsuccessful canoe trip to Cuba!
Obstinate Pierre refuses to care about anything, even when a passing lion threatens to eat him.
Consumed and eventually disgorged, Pierre is restored to his loving parents, his ennui banished.
A few short years ago, says Pierre Monie, such a scene would have been nearly unthinkable.Say Cheese—China's New Obsession
September 2, 2014
Historical Examples of pierre
Pierre dropped his powder-flask, and one of them picked it up and gave it to him.
My brother and Pierre went on a flying trip to the South-East in search of water.
Went with Pierre to the summit of Skirmish Hill, and took angles.
Windich and Pierre shot three emus; a great many came to water.
It was with some trepidation that Pierre set out for the creek.The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage
Charles G. D. Roberts
- a city in central South Dakota, capital of the state, on the Missouri River. Pop: 13 939 (2003 est)
- a state of the western US: lies mostly in the Great Plains; the chief US producer of gold and beryl. Capital: Pierre. Pop: 764 309 (2003 est). Area: 196 723 sq km (75 955 sq miles)Abbreviation: S. Dak, (with zip code) SD
Modern French form of masc. proper name represented in Modern English by Peter (q.v.). The city in South Dakota, U.S., was named for Pierre Chouteau (1789-1865) who set up an Indian trading post here in 1837.