[ French san-lwee ]
/ French sɛ̃ˈlwi /
a seaport in and the former capital of Senegal, at the mouth of the Senegal River.
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Definition for saint louis (2 of 3)
[ seynt loo-is ]
/ ˌseɪnt ˈlu ɪs /
a port in E Missouri, on the Mississippi.
a river in NE Minnesota, flowing generally S to Lake Superior at Duluth. 160 miles (257 km) long.
Definition for saint louis (3 of 3)
Saint,1214?–70, king of France 1226–70.
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British Dictionary definitions for saint louis (1 of 3)
/ (ˈlʊɪs) /
noun usually abbreviated to: St Louis
a port in E Missouri, on the Mississippi River near its confluence with the Missouri: the largest city in the state; university; major industrial centre. Pop: 332 223 (2003 est)
British Dictionary definitions for saint louis (2 of 3)
known as Saint Louis. 1214–70, king of France (1226–70): led the Sixth Crusade (1248–54) and was held to ransom (1250); died at Tunis while on another crusade
British Dictionary definitions for saint louis (3 of 3)
/ (French sɛ̃lwi) /
noun usually abbreviated to: St-Louis
a port in NW Senegal, on an island at the mouth of the Senegal River: the first French settlement in W Africa (1689); capital of Senegal until 1958. Pop: 183 000 (2005 est)
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Culture definitions for saint louis
[ (saynt looh-uhs) ]
The largest city in Missouri.
Known as the “Gateway to the West” because of its importance as a staging area for wagon trains in the nineteenth century. The Gateway Arch, made of steel and several hundred feet high, stands in St. Louis in commemoration of this fact.
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