What is Missouri?

  • (noun): 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: Show Me State, MO
    See also — Additional definitions below

Missouri

Missouri (see pronunciations)—nicknamed The Show Me State—is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. Missouri is the 21st most extensive and the 18th most populous of the 50 United States. Missouri comprises 114 counties and the independent city of St. Louis.

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University Of Missouri System - Components - Students Organization
... The Associated Students of the University of Missouri is a student run organization that represents the students of all four UM system campuses in Jefferson City and ... It was created in 1975 by the Missouri Students Association ... ASUM has an internship program that lobbies the Missouri General Assembly on a regular basis pertaining to student issues including equalizing the Access Missouri tuition grant, increasing ...
Interstate 72 - Future
... Based on the 157-mile (253 km) marker at Missouri 79, when US 36 is upgraded to Interstate standards across Missouri, the future western terminus of I-72 would be at ... The concept of I-72 across Missouri was to create the Chicago – Kansas City Expressway, a rural 4-lane highway across northern Missouri and west central Illinois from ... The Missouri portion of this route is designated as part of High Priority Corridor 61 ...
Interstate 72 - History - Chicago-Kansas City Expressway
... The concept of I-72 across Missouri was to create the Chicago – Kansas City Expressway, a rural four-lane highway across northern Missouri and west central Illinois from Cameron ... The Missouri portion of this route is designated as part of High Priority Corridor 61 ... km) marker at Route 79, when US 36 is upgraded to Interstate standards across Missouri, the future western terminus of I-72 would be at Cameron ...
Missouri - State Nickname
... The phrase "I'm from Missouri" means 'I'm skeptical of the matter and not easily convinced' ... I'm from Missouri, and you have got to show me." However, according to researchers, the phrase was in circulation earlier in the 1890s ... legend, the phrase was a reference to Missouri miners brought to Leadville, Colorado to take the place of striking miners and being unfamiliar with the mining methods there required ...

More definitions of "Missouri":

  • (noun): The longest river in the United States; arises in Montana and flows southeastward to become a tributary of the Mississippi at Saint Louis.
    Synonyms: Missouri River
  • (noun): A member of the Siouan people formerly inhabiting the valley of the Missouri river in Missouri.
  • (noun): A dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Missouri people.

Famous quotes containing the word missouri:

    Then they seen it, the old Missouri River shinin’ in the moon and across it the lights of St. Louis.
    Dudley Nichols (1895–1960)

    The traveller on the prarie is naturally a hunter, on the head waters of the Missouri and Columbia a trapper, and at the Falls of St. Mary a fisherman.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)