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IOWA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Iowa mean? 

IOWA (noun)
  The noun IOWA has 3 senses:

1. a member of the Siouan people formerly living in Iowa and Minnesota and Missouri
2. a state in midwestern United States
3. a dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Iowa

  Familiarity information: IOWA used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


IOWA (noun)


Sense 1Iowa [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A member of the Siouan people formerly living in Iowa and Minnesota and Missouri

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Iowa; Ioway

Hypernyms ("Iowa" is a kind of...):

Siouan; Sioux (a member of a group of North American Indian peoples who spoke a Siouan language and who ranged from Lake Michigan to the Rocky Mountains)


Sense 2Iowa [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state in midwestern United States

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Hawkeye State; IA; Iowa

Instance hypernyms:

American state (one of the 50 states of the United States)

Meronyms (parts of "Iowa"):

Little Sioux River (a river that rises in southwestern Minnesota and flows southwestward to the Missouri River in western Iowa)

Sioux City (a city in northeastern Iowa where the Big Sioux River joins the Missouri)

Ottumwa (a town in southeast Iowa)

Mason City (a town in north central Iowa)

Dubuque (a town in eastern Iowa on the Mississippi River)

capital of Iowa; Des Moines (the capital and largest city in Iowa)

Clinton (a town in east central Iowa)

Cedar Rapids (a city in eastern Iowa)

Davenport (a city in eastern Iowa on the Mississippi River across from Moline and Rock Island)

Holonyms ("Iowa" is a part of...):

middle west; Midwest; midwestern United States (the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America))


Sense 3Iowa [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Iowa

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Ioway; Iowa

Hypernyms ("Iowa" is a kind of...):

Chiwere (the Siouan language spoken by the Iowa and Oto and Missouri)


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