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TENNESSEE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Tennessee mean? 

TENNESSEE (noun)
  The noun TENNESSEE has 2 senses:

1. a state in east central United States
2. a river formed by the confluence of two other rivers near Knoxville; it follows a U-shaped course to become a tributary of the Ohio River in western Kentucky

  Familiarity information: TENNESSEE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TENNESSEE (noun)


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Meaning:

A state in east central United States

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Tennessee; TN; Volunteer State

Instance hypernyms:

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

Meronyms (parts of "Tennessee"):

Johnson City (a town in northeastern Tennessee)

capital of Tennessee; Nashville (capital of the state of Tennessee; located in the north central part of the state on the Cumberland River; known for country music)

Memphis (largest city of Tennessee; located in southwestern Tennessee on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River)

Knoxville (a city in eastern Tennessee on the Tennessee River)

Cumberland; Cumberland River (a river that rises in southeastern Kentucky and flows westward through northern Tennessee to become a tributary of the Ohio River in southwestern Kentucky)

Jackson (a town in western Tennessee)

Columbia (a town in west central Tennessee)

Chattanooga (a city in eastern Tennessee)

Great Smoky Mountains National Park (a national park in Tennessee and North Carolina that includes the highest mountain in the eastern United States)

Tennessee; Tennessee River (a river formed by the confluence of two other rivers near Knoxville; it follows a U-shaped course to become a tributary of the Ohio River in western Kentucky)

Clinch River (a river that rises in southwestern Virginia and flows generally southwestward across eastern Tennessee to the Tennessee River)

Domain member region:

battle of Chattanooga; Chattanooga (in the American Civil War (1863) the Union armies of Hooker, Thomas, and Sherman under the command of Ulysses S. Grant won a decisive victory over the Confederate Army under Braxton Bragg)

battle of Pittsburgh Landing; battle of Shiloh; Shiloh (the second great battle of the American Civil War (1862); the battle ended with the withdrawal of Confederate troops but it was not a Union victory)

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

America; the States; U.S.; U.S.A.; United States; United States of America; US; USA (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776)

Holonyms ("Tennessee" is a member of...):

Confederacy; Confederate States; Confederate States of America; Dixie; Dixieland; South (the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861)


Sense 2Tennessee [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A river formed by the confluence of two other rivers near Knoxville; it follows a U-shaped course to become a tributary of the Ohio River in western Kentucky

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

Tennessee River; Tennessee

Instance hypernyms:

river (a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek))

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

Bluegrass State; Kentucky; KY (a state in east central United States; a border state during the American Civil War; famous for breeding race horses)

Tennessee; TN; Volunteer State (a state in east central United States)


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