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.
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.
Geographical relationships: Siege Of Vicksburg, Vicksburg
Generic synonyms: American State
Group relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa, Gulf States, South, Deep South
Group relationships: Confederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States Of America, Dixie, Dixieland, South
Terms within: Biloxi, Columbus, Greenville, Hattiesburg, Capital Of Mississippi, Jackson, Meridian, Natchez, Tupelo, Vicksburg, Pearl River, Tombigbee, Tombigbee River, Yazoo, Yazoo River
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
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Mississippi Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Mississippi
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. ..."