a city in and the capital of Missouri, in the central part, on the Missouri River.
[mi-zoo r-ee, -zoo r-uh] /mɪˈzʊər i, -ˈzʊər ə/
noun, plural Missouris (especially collectively) Missouri for 3.
a state in the central United States. 69,674 sq. mi. (180,455 sq. km).
Capital: Jefferson City.
Abbreviation: MO (for use with zip code), Mo.
a river flowing from SW Montana into the Mississippi N of St. Louis, Mo. 2723 miles (4382 km) long.
a member of a North American Indian tribe belonging to the Siouan linguistic stock, located on the Missouri River in early historic times and now extinct as a tribe.
from Missouri, Informal. unwilling to accept something without proof; skeptical:
I’m from Missouri—you’ll have to show me that you’re right.
a city in central Missouri, the state capital, on the Missouri River. Pop: 37 550 (2003 est)
a state of the central US: consists of rolling prairies in the north, the Ozark Mountains in the south, and part of the Mississippi flood plain in the southeast, with the Mississippi forming the E border; chief US producer of lead and barytes. Capital: Jefferson City. Pop: 5 704 484 (2003 est). Area: 178 699 sq km (68 995 sq miles) Abbreviation Mo, (with zip code) MO
a river in the W and central US, rising in SW Montana: flows north, east, and southeast to join the Mississippi above St Louis; the longest river in North America; chief tributary of the Mississippi. Length: 3970 km (2466 miles)
originally a name for a group of native peoples among Chiwere (Siouan) tribes, from an Algonquian word recorded c.1700, literally “people of the big canoes.” The expression I’m from Missouri, you’ll have to show me is attested from at least c.1880. Related: Missourian.
Missouri [(muh-zoor-ee, muh-zoor-uh)]
State in the central United States bordered by Iowa to the north; Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee to the east; Arkansas to the south; and Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska to the west. Its capital is Jefferson City, and its largest city is St. Louis.
see: from Missouri
- Jefferson davis
[dey-vis] /ˈdeɪ vɪs/ noun 1. Alexander Jackson, 1803–92, U.S. architect. 2. Benjamin Oliver, 1877–1970, U.S. military officer: first black Army brigadier general. 3. his son, Benjamin Oliver, Jr. 1912–2002, U.S. military officer: first black Air Force lieutenant general. 4. Bette [bet-ee] /ˈbɛt i/ (Show IPA), (Ruth Elizabeth Davis) 1908–89, U.S. film actress. 5. Dwight F(illey) […]
noun 1. April 13, Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, a legal holiday in Alabama, sometimes celebrated by the Democratic Party by the holding of fund-raising dinners.
[jef-er-soh-nee-uh n] /ˌdʒɛf ərˈsoʊ ni ən/ adjective 1. pertaining to or advocating the political principles and doctrines of Thomas , especially those stressing minimum control by the central government, the inalienable rights of the individual, and the superiority of an agrarian economy and rural society. noun 2. a supporter of Thomas or Jeffersonianism. 1799 (n.), […]
- Jeffersonian democracy
Jeffersonian democracy [(jef-uhr-soh-nee-uhn)] A movement for more democracy in American government in the first decade of the nineteenth century. The movement was led by President Thomas Jefferson. Jeffersonian democracy was less radical than the later Jacksonian democracy. For example, where Jacksonian democracy held that the common citizen was the best judge of measures, Jeffersonian democracy […]