1. [ noun ] (government,geography) a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union
Synonyms: mo Show_Me_State
Related terms: American_state Confederacy Midwest Kansas_City St._Louis gateway_to_the_west sedalia St._Francis Osage cape_girardeau White Jefferson_City hannibal saint_joseph poplar_bluff columbia springfield Independence
2. [ noun ] (geography) the longest river in the United States; arises in Montana and flows southeastward to become a tributary of the Mississippi at Saint Louis
Synonyms: Missouri_River
Related terms: river US
3. [ noun ] a member of the Siouan people formerly inhabiting the valley of the Missouri river in Missouri
Related terms: Sioux
4. [ noun ] (linguistics) a dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Missouri people
Related terms: Chiwere
Similar spelling:   miser