Definition of Missouri in English:

Missouri

Syllabification: Mis·sou·ri
Pronunciation: /məˈzo͝orē
 
, məˈzo͝orə/
1A major river in North America, one of the main tributaries of the Mississippi River. It rises in the Rocky Mountains in Montana and flows 2,315 miles (3,736 km) to meet the Mississippi River just north of St. Louis.
2A state in the central part of the US, bounded on the east by the Mississippi River; population 5,911,605 (est. 2008); capital, Jefferson City; statehood, Aug. 10, 1821 (24). It was acquired as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and admitted as a state as part of the Missouri Compromise.

Derivatives

Missourian

noun & adjective
More example sentences
  • As the Los Angeles Times reported, that will save the state $5 billion, but at the cost of ending healthcare for the more than 1 million Missourians enrolled in the program.
  • For Missourians old enough to remember the county-option method that relaxed the Blue Laws, the solution is obvious.
  • The provisions of the law requires Missourians to attend an eight-hour concealed weapons safety training class.

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