Sem·​i·​nole ˈse-mə-ˌnōl How to pronounce Seminole (audio)
plural Seminoles or Seminole
: a member of any of the groups of American Indians that emigrated to Florida from Georgia and Alabama in the 18th and 19th centuries and that are now located in southern Florida and Oklahoma

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Petras will also appear on the cover of the upcoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and will perform at a Friday (May 19) event in celebration of it at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Jonathan Cohen, SPIN, 15 May 2023 These include selections from Pinehurst Number Two, the most storied tournament venue in the nation, layouts in Scotland and ultra-private clubs such as Seminole, Oakland Hills, Oak Hill and Inverness. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 4 May 2023 Once Stenson was located – by his vehicle outside the motel – the SWAT team took over negotiations, according to Seminole County Sheriff Dennis M. Lemma. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, 3 May 2023 Donaldson did not live or work in the Seminole Heights neighborhood where the shootings happened. Aliza Chasan, CBS News, 1 May 2023 When Nikola did move to Denver to play for the Nuggets in 2015, Natalija left Seminole State and her volleyball career to join him. Lynsey Eidell, Peoplemag, 1 May 2023 The watch was issued for 10 counties including Brevard, Indian River, Lake Martin, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, St. Lucie and Volusia. Christopher Cann, Orlando Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2023 The trails pass through multiple historic sites, including the Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park, a turn-of-the-century farmstead with sawmill and cane press and a Seminole Village re-creation. Lois K. Solomon, Sun Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2023 Investigators are hoping the public can help identify a male victim whose remains were found April 8 in the Seminole community in Baldwin County. Warren Kulo |, al, 15 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History


Creek simanó·li untamed, wild, alteration of simaló·ni, from American Spanish cimarrón wild

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Seminole was in 1771

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Cite this Entry

“Seminole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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Sem·​i·​nole ˈsem-ə-ˌnōl How to pronounce Seminole (audio)
: a member of an American Indian people of Florida
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