Definition of Kentucky
1 river 259 miles (417 kilometers) long in the north central part of the state of Kentucky flowing northwest into the Ohio River
2 state of the east central U.S. bordering Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois along the Ohio River and Missouri along the Mississippi River; capital Frankfort area 40,395 square miles (105,027 square kilometers), population 4,339,367
3 artificial lake formed by the Kentucky Dam in the Tennessee River in southwestern Kentucky extending into northwestern Tennessee
Kentuckianplay \-kē-ən\ adjective or noun
KENTUCKY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of Kentucky for English Language Learners
: state of the U.S.
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