St. Paul


a port in and the capital of Minnesota, in the SE part, on the Mississippi.



"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10

Definition for st. paul (2 of 4)

St. Paul's


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

Definition for st. paul (3 of 4)

[ min-uh-soh-tuh ]
/ ˌmɪn əˈsoʊ tə /


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.
a river flowing SE from the W border of Minnesota into the Mississippi near St. Paul. 332 miles (535 km) long.


Min·ne·so·tan, adjective, noun

Definition for st. paul (4 of 4)

[ pawl for 1–3, 5; poul for 4 ]
/ pɔl for 1–3, 5; paʊl for 4 /


Saint,died a.d. c67, a missionary and apostle to the gentiles: author of several of the Epistles.Compare Saul(def 2).
Alice,1885–1977, U.S. women's-rights activist.
Elliot (Harold),1891–1958, U.S. novelist.
Jean [zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/, pen name of Jean Paul Friedrich Richter.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “little”. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for st. paul (1 of 2)

/ (ˌmɪnɪˈsəʊtə) /


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
a river in S Minnesota, flowing southeast and northeast to the Mississippi River near St Paul. Length: 534 km (332 miles)

British Dictionary definitions for st. paul (2 of 2)

/ (pɔːl) /


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
Jean. See Jean Paul
Les, real name Lester Polfuss. 1915–2009, US guitarist: creator of the solid-body electric guitar and pioneer in multitrack recording
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for st. paul (1 of 3)

St. Paul

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

Cultural definitions for st. paul (2 of 3)


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.

Cultural definitions for st. paul (3 of 3)


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.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Idioms and Phrases with st. paul


see rob Peter to pay Paul.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.