Mississippi

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geographical name Mis·sis·sip·pi \ˌmi-sə-ˈsi-pē\

Definition of Mississippi

  1. 1 river 2340 miles (3765 kilometers) long in the central U.S. flowing from north central Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana and flowing through or forming a border of ten states — see itasca, lake

  2. 2 river 105 miles (169 kilometers) long in southeastern Ontario, Canada, flowing northeast and north into the Ottawa River

  3. 3 state in the southern U.S. bordering on the Gulf of Mexico and having the Mississippi River forming all of its border with Arkansas and part of its border with Louisiana; capital Jackson area 47,689 square miles (123,514 square kilometers), population 2,967,297 — see also mississippian


MISSISSIPPI Defined for English Language Learners

Mississippi

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geographical name

Definition of Mississippi for English Language Learners

  • : state of the U.S.

  • the Mississippi River : river in the U.S.


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