What is Missouri?

  • (noun): A member of the Siouan people formerly inhabiting the valley of the Missouri river in Missouri.
    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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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 Cameron, Missouri at the ... 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 Cameron ... The Missouri portion of this route is designated as part of High Priority Corridor 61 ...
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 ...
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 ... According to another legend, the phrase was a reference to Missouri miners brought to Leadville, Colorado to take the place of striking miners and ...
University Of Missouri–Kansas City - History - University of Missouri-Kansas City
... university became part of the University of Missouri System and $20 million of assets including 23 buildings were transferred to the University of Missouri ... At the same time the University of Missouri acquired the Normandy Residence Center in St ... Louis to form the University of Missouri-St ...
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 ... The Missouri portion of this route is designated as part of High Priority Corridor 61 ... on the 157-mile (253 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 at ...

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 dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Missouri people.
  • (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

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)

    Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man’s nature—opposition to it, is [in?] his love of justice.... Repeal the Missouri compromise—repeal all compromises—repeal the declaration of independence—repeal all past history, you still can not repeal human nature. It still will be the abundance of man’s heart, that slavery extension is wrong; and out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will continue to speak.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)