- 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.
Examples from the Web for 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
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.
Pierre dropped his powder-flask, and one of them picked it up and gave it to him.
Windich and Pierre shot three emus; a great many came to water.
"Pierre is as tall as his father," he said, smiling at the youth.The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage
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- 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
Word Origin and History for pierre
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.