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: Missouri 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 ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 16063
3. [ noun ] (chemistry) a polyvalent metallic element that resembles chromium and tungsten in its properties; used to strengthen and harden steel
Synonyms: atomic_number_42 molybdenum
Related terms: metallic_element molybdenite
Similar spelling:   Moy