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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Wisconsin mean? 

  The noun WISCONSIN has 2 senses:

1. a tributary of the Mississippi River in Wisconsin
2. a midwestern state in north central United States

  Familiarity information: WISCONSIN used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1Wisconsin [BACK TO TOP]


A tributary of the Mississippi River in Wisconsin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)


Wisconsin; Wisconsin River

Instance hypernyms:

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

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

Badger State; WI; Wisconsin (a midwestern state in north central United States)

Sense 2Wisconsin [BACK TO TOP]


A midwestern state in north central United States

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position


Badger State; WI; Wisconsin

Instance hypernyms:

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

Meronyms (parts of "Wisconsin"):

Wisconsin; Wisconsin River (a tributary of the Mississippi River in Wisconsin)

Fox River (a river in Wisconsin that flows into Lake Michigan)

Wausau (a town in north central Wisconsin)

Watertown (a town in southeastern Wisconsin)

Superior (a town in northwest Wisconsin on Lake Superior across from Duluth)

Racine (a city in southeastern Wisconsin on Lake Michigan south of Milwaukee)

Milwaukee (largest city of Wisconsin; located in southeastern Wisconsin on the western shore of Lake Michigan; a flourishing agricultural center known for its breweries)

capital of Wisconsin; Madison (capital of the state of Wisconsin; located in the southern part of state; site of the main branch of the University of Wisconsin)

La Crosse (a town in western Wisconsin on the Mississippi River)

Green Bay (a city of eastern Wisconsin on an arm of Lake Michigan)

Eau Claire (a town in west central Wisconsin)

Appleton (a town in eastern Wisconsin)

Holonyms ("Wisconsin" 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))

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