Definition of Comanche

1. Noun. A member of the Shoshonean people who formerly lived between Wyoming and the Mexican border but are now chiefly in Oklahoma.

Generic synonyms: Shoshone, Shoshoni

2. Noun. The Shoshonean language spoken by the Comanche.

Definition of Comanche

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Comanche people, culture, or language. ¹

2. Noun. A member of the Comanche people. ¹

3. Proper noun. An Amerind ethnic group of North America, especially of Texas and Oklahoma. ¹

4. Proper noun. The nation of the Comanche people. ¹

5. Proper noun. The Uto-Aztecan language spoken by these people, sometimes classified as a Shoshone dialect. ¹

6. Proper noun. A light single-engine aircraft, the Piper PA-24 Comanche. ¹

7. Proper noun. A military helicopter, the RAH-66 Comanche. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Comanche

Columbia River
Columbia University
Columbia tiger lily
Columbus Day
Colutea arborescens
Coma Berenices
Comandra pallida
Combretum appiculatum
Combretum bracteosum
Combretum erythrophyllum

Literary usage of Comanche

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report of the Attorney-general of the United States by United States Dept. of Justice, United States Attorney-General (1892)
"comanche and Chickasaw comanche and Kickapoo comanche and Kiowa comanche and Lipan comanche and Navajo comanche and Sioux comanche and Tonkawa comanche and ..."

2. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1869)
"... comanche, and Apache Tribes of Indians ; Concluded October 21, ... and the Kiowa, comanche, and Apache Indians, represented by their chiefs and headmen ..."

3. The University Geological Survey of Kansas by Erasmus Haworth, Kansas Geological Survey (1897)
"Then making a loup in the western part of Barber county it turns northwest up the ridge north of Mule creek into comanche county, whence as a thin line it ..."

4. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"... Mayor — Project of bringing comanche Chiefs to Washington — Return of Lieut. Bowman, and our March resumed — Melancholy Reflections — Another Indian ..."

5. A History of Oklahoma by Joseph Bradfield Thoburn, Isaac Mason Holcomb (1908)
"From a captive comanche boy he learned that a band of hostiles were encamped ... Van Dorn pushed on, surprised the comanche camp a short distance above the ..."

6. Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties by United States, Charles Joseph Kappler (1904)
"Whereas, in the opening of the Kiowa, comanche, Apache, and Wichita Indian lands in the Territory of Oklahoma, by proclamation dated July 4, 1901, ..."

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