Definition of Springfield
1 city on the Sangamon River in central Illinois population 116,250 ◆Springfield is the capital of Illinois.
2 city on the Connecticut River in southwestern Massachusetts population 153,060 ◆The game of basketball was invented in Springfield by James Naismith, a physical education instructor, in 1891.
3 city in southwestern Missouri population 159,498
4 city in southwest central Ohio northeast of Dayton population 60,608
5 city in western Oregon on the Willamette River east of Eugene population 59,403
SPRINGFIELD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of Springfield for English Language Learners
: U.S. city, Illinois
: U.S. city, Massachusetts
: U.S. city, Missouri
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