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St. Paul

noun
  1. a port in and the capital of Minnesota, in the SE part, on the Mississippi.
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St. Paul's

noun
  1. a cathedral in London, England: designed by Sir Christopher Wren.
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Minnesota

[min-uh-soh-tuh]
noun
  1. a state in the N central United States. 84,068 sq. mi. (217,735 sq. km). Capital: St. Paul. Abbreviation: MN (for use with zip code), Minn.
  2. a river flowing SE from the W border of Minnesota into the Mississippi near St. Paul. 332 miles (535 km) long.
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Related formsMin·ne·so·tan, adjective, noun

Paul

[pawl for 1–3, 5; poul for 4]
noun
  1. Saint,died a.d. c67, a missionary and apostle to the gentiles: author of several of the Epistles.Compare Saul(def 2).
  2. Alice,1885–1977, U.S. women's-rights activist.
  3. Elliot (Harold),1891–1958, U.S. novelist.
  4. Jean [zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/, pen name of Jean Paul Friedrich Richter.
  5. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “little”.
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British Dictionary definitions for saint paul

Saint Paul

noun usually abbreviated to: St Paul
  1. a port in SE Minnesota, capital of the state, at the head of navigation of the Mississippi: now contiguous with Minneapolis (the Twin Cities). Pop: 280 404 (2003 est)
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Minnesota

noun
  1. a state of the N central US: chief US producer of iron ore. Capital: St Paul. Pop: 5 059 375 (2003 est). Area: 218 600 sq km (84 402 sq miles)Abbreviation: Minn, (with zip code) MN
  2. a river in S Minnesota, flowing southeast and northeast to the Mississippi River near St Paul. Length: 534 km (332 miles)
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Paul

noun
  1. Saint. Also called: Paul the Apostle, Saul of Tarsus. original name Saul. died ?67 ad, one of the first Christian missionaries to the Gentiles, who died a martyr in Rome. Until his revelatory conversion he had assisted in persecuting the Christians. He wrote many of the Epistles in the New Testament. Feast day: June 29Related adjective: Pauline
  2. Jean. See Jean Paul
  3. Les, real name Lester Polfuss. 1915–2009, US guitarist: creator of the solid-body electric guitar and pioneer in multitrack recording
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Word Origin and History for saint paul

Paul

masc. proper name, Biblical name of the apostle to the Gentiles, from Latin Paulum (nominative Paulus), Roman surname of the Aemilian gens, literally "small," from PIE *pau-ro-lo-, from base *pau- (1) "few, little" (see few). Cf. Old French Pol, Italian Paolo, Spanish Pablo, Russian Pavel.

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Minnesota

originally the name of the river, from Dakota (Siouan) mnisota, literally "cloudy water, milky water," from mni "river, stream" + sota "slightly clouded." As the name of a U.S. territory from 1849 (admitted as a state 1858). Related: Minnesotan.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

saint paul in Culture

Paul

Ancient Christian preacher and teacher; along with the Apostle Peter, one of the foremost leaders of the early Christian Church. Paul, originally called Saul, was at first an enemy and persecutor of the early Christians. As he rode to Damascus one day, seeking to suppress the Christians there, a strong light from heaven blinded him, and God spoke to him; after this experience, Saul became a Christian. Going by the Greek name Paul, he spent the rest of his life bringing the gospel to the peoples of the ancient world. The New Testament includes his many epistles (letters) to the early Christian communities.

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Minnesota

State in the north-central United States bordered by Manitoba and Ontario, Canada, to the north; Lake Superior and Wisconsin to the east; Iowa to the south; and South Dakota and North Dakota to the west. Its capital is St. Paul, and its largest city is Minneapolis.

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St. Paul

The capital of Minnesota, and, with Minneapolis, one of the Twin Cities.

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Idioms and Phrases with saint paul

Paul

see rob Peter to pay Paul.

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