- a city in and the capital of Kansas, in the NE part, on the Kansas River.
- a state in the central United States: a part of the Midwest. 82,276 sq. mi. (213,094 sq. km). Capital: Topeka. Abbreviation: KS (for use with zip code), Kans., Kan., Kas.
- a river in NE Kansas, flowing E to the Missouri River. 169 miles (270 km) long.
Examples from the Web for topeka
Instead, Drain wound up moving his family from Tampa to Topeka to join the congregation.This Man Is The Future of Westboro Baptist Church
March 24, 2014
Fred Phelps and several of his children have law degrees and run the successful Phelps-Chartered law firm in Topeka.‘Banished’ Lauren Drain on Growing Up in the Westboro Baptist Church
March 5, 2013
Shirley Phelps-Roper decided to take her two daughters to New York City from Topeka, Kansas.Family of Hate
July 23, 2009
Diagnosed as schizophrenic, he spent two years at the Menninger Clinic, a Topeka, Kansas psychiatric institution.The Man Behind Proposition 8
November 3, 2008
The Topeka type has been used but little for rural highways.American Rural Highways
T. R. Agg
The annual meeting of 1891 was held in Topeka, November 20, 21.
A vast political 'pull' was exercised at Topeka and Washington.The Story of the Outlaw
They made their way to the jetty off which the Topeka lay, with a gangway connecting.Colorado Jim
Another phase of their life in Topeka added its humiliation.The Wind Before the Dawn
Dell H. Munger
- a city in E central Kansas, capital of the state, on the Kansas River: university (1865). Pop: 122 008 (2003 est)
- a state of the central US: consists of undulating prairie, drained chiefly by the Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri Rivers; mainly agricultural. Capital: Topeka. Pop: 2 723 507 (2003 est). Area: 213 096 sq km (82 277 sq miles)Abbreviation: Kan, Kans, (with zip code) KS
Word Origin and History for topeka
city in Kansas, U.S.A., from Kansa (Siouan), literally "a good place to dig potatoes."
named for the river, which is named for the native people, from French variant of Kansa, native name of the Siouan people who lived there (1722). It is a plural (see Arkansas). Established as a U.S. territory in 1854, admitted as a state 1861. Related: Kansan.