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Chey·enne 1

 (shī-ĕn′, -ăn′)
n. pl. Cheyenne or Chey·ennes
1. A member of a Native American people, divided after 1832 into the Northern and Southern Cheyenne, inhabiting respectively southeast Montana and southern Colorado, with present-day populations in Montana and Oklahoma. The Cheyenne became nomadic buffalo hunters after migrating to the Great Plains in the 18th century and figured prominently in the resistance by Plains Indians to white encroachment.
2. The Algonquian language of the Cheyenne.

[Canadian French, from Dakota šahíyela.]

Chey·enne′ adj.

Chey·enne 2

 (shī-ăn′, -ĕn′)
The capital of Wyoming, in the southeast part of the state near the Nebraska and Colorado borders. It was founded in 1867 as a division point for the Union Pacific Railroad.


npl -enne or -ennes
1. (Peoples) a member of a Native American people of the western Plains, now living chiefly in Montana and Oklahoma
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
[via Canadian French from Dakota Shaiyena, from shaia to speak incoherently, from sha red + ya to speak]


(ʃaɪˈæn; -ˈɛn)
(Placename) a city in SE Wyoming, capital of the state. Pop: 54 374 (2003 est)


(ʃaɪˈɛn, -ˈæn)

n., pl. -ennes, (esp. collectively) -enne.
1. a member of a Plains Indian people resident on the upper drainages of the Platte and Arkansas rivers in the mid-19th century: surviving groups live in Montana and Oklahoma.
2. the Algonquian language of the Cheyenne.
3. the capital of Wyoming, in the S part. 54,010.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cheyenne - the capital and largest city of WyomingCheyenne - the capital and largest city of Wyoming; located in the southeastern corner of the state
Equality State, WY, Wyoming - a state in the western United States; mountainous in the west and north with the Great Plains in the east
2.Cheyenne - the Algonquian language spoken by the Cheyenne
Algonquian language, Algonquin, Algonquian - family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
3.Cheyenne - a member of a North American Indian people living on the western plains (now living in Oklahoma and Montana)
Algonquian, Algonquin - a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
Buffalo Indian, Plains Indian - a member of one of the tribes of American Indians who lived a nomadic life following the buffalo in the Great Plains of North America
References in classic literature ?
Lay a row of moccasins before me - Pawnee, Sioux, Shoshone, Cheyenne, Blackfoot, and as many other tribes as you please - and I can name the tribe every moccasin belongs to by the make of it.
They came in vaunting and vainglorious style; displaying five Cheyenne scalps, the trophies of their vengeance.
The Crows were in pursuit of a band of Cheyennes, who had attacked their village in the night and killed one of their people.
The next day arrived a deputation of braves from the Cheyenne or Shienne nation; a broken tribe, cut up, like the Arickaras, by wars with the Sioux, and driven to take refuge among the Black Hills, near the sources of the Cheyenne River, from which they derive their name.
The classic story of cultural mixing in Cheyenne history is the account of the Sutai, a tribe of a similar language family encountered by the Cheyenne.
Tierra Energy today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Happy Jack Windpower, has executed a 20-year renewable energy purchase agreement with Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power, a wholly owned subsidiary of Black Hills Corporation.
A BORN Norman Eugene Walker in 1927, Clint went on to appear in other US TV shows after Cheyenne, including The Lucy Show and Love Boat.
Joe Ybarra, vice president of Product Development for Cheyenne, stated that "Today's MMO market challenges developers in many ways.
On the other hand, it must be comforting for Cheyenne residents to know that when they pick up the morning paper the only crime reported in the local news is Billy Bob's public intoxication episode.
The second floor houses the Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, the Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority and Cheyenne Business and Visitors Bureau.
We hope to see more projects like Cheyenne Plains that will provide growth and opportunity for our company, increased flexibility and shipping alternatives for our customers, and efficient delivery systems for consumers for many decades to come," said Jim Cleary, president of El Paso's Western Pipelines.
Accompanied by CHP mascot Chipper, the officers carried stockings and wrapped gifts and a bike for Cheyenne up to the small house, the young girls peeking out the window incredulously at their good fortune.