Definition of Mississippi

1. Noun. A major North American river and the chief river of the United States; rises in northern Minnesota and flows southward into the Gulf of Mexico.

Exact synonyms: Mississippi River
Group relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa
Generic synonyms: River

2. Noun. A state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War.

Definition of Mississippi

1. Proper noun. A (USstate). Capital Jackson: Postal abbreviation: '''MS''' ¹

2. Proper noun. (rivers) A major river in North America that rises in Minnesota and flows into the Gulf of Mexico. ¹

3. Interjection. Used to count out a time of about one second, especially in games. ¹

4. Noun. A recitation of “Mississippi” (interjection). ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mississippi

Miss Right
Missa Cantata
Mission Hill
Mission Indian
Mission Indians
Missippian period
Mississippi River
Mississippi sax
Missouri Compromise
Missouri Fox Trotter
Missouri Fox Trotters
Missouri River
Missouri goldenrod

Literary usage of Mississippi

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

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"It begins at the Tennessee Une and follows on its eastern boundary a line of hills or bluffs to Vicksburg, and is bounded on the west by the mississippi ..."

2. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"mississippi, Formed out of a part of the territory ceded to the United States by the comm.s- ... Territory on the north added to the mississippi territory, ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1913)
"mississippi river. Alternative propositions for control of the mississippi river. W. Parker. ... Preparing the upper mississippi for modern 179-85. P. 43. ..."

4. The American Historical Review by American historical association (1916)
"311-319- mississippi river, Merrick's "Old Times on the Upper mississippi", reviewed, ... mississippi Valley Historical Association, formation, 13. ..."

5. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1885)
"THE tmo source of the mississippi has been a vexed question among American geographers for some time, the country around its head waters being in a very ..."

6. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1903)
"SUBJECT FOB DISCUSSION: ' In the Treatment of the mississippi River, is the Levee Theory Justified by Experience?" By Messrs. 13. ..."

7. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1903)
"THE RIVER AND ITS HISTORY THE mississippi is well worth reading about. It is not a commonplace river, but on the contrary is in all ways remarkable. ..."

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