[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 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
[mi-zoo r-ee, -zoo r-uh] /mɪˈzʊər i, -ˈzʊər ə/ noun, plural Missouris (especially collectively) Missouri for 3. 1. 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. 2. a river flowing from SW Montana into the Mississippi N of St. Louis, […]
noun 1. a city in SE Texas.
noun, U.S. History. 1. an act of Congress (1820) by which Missouri was admitted as a slave state, Maine as a free state, and slavery was prohibited in the Louisiana Purchase north of latitude 36°30′N, except for Missouri. A settlement of a dispute between slave and free states, contained in several laws passed during 1820 […]
noun 1. . [kal-uh-buh-zee-uh] /ˌkæl ə bəˈzi ə/ noun 1. a prostrate vine, Cucurbita foetidissima, of the gourd family, native to southwestern North America, having yellow flowers, round, inedible green and yellow fruit, and an unpleasant odor.