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Chi·ca·go

 (shĭ-kä′gō, -kô′-)
The largest city of Illinois, in the northeast part of the state on Lake Michigan. Located at the mouth of the Chicago River, the first link in the Illinois Waterway, it developed into a major port in the 1800s and became the commercial center of the Midwest. Chicago was nearly destroyed by a disastrous fire in 1871.

Chi·ca′go·an n.
Word History: The name Chicago is first recorded in 1688 in a French document, where it appears as Chigagou, an Algonquian word meaning "onion field." In explanation of this name, the document states that wild onion or garlic grew profusely in the area. The name of the field or meadow was first transferred to the river and then was given to the city in 1830.

Chicago

(ʃɪˈkɑːɡəʊ)
n
(Placename) a port in NE Illinois, on Lake Michigan: the third largest city in the US; it is a major railway and air traffic centre. Pop: 2 869 121 (2003 est)

Chi•ca•go

(ʃɪˈkɑ goʊ, -ˈkɔ-)

n.
a city in NE Illinois, on Lake Michigan: third largest city in the U.S. 2,721,547
Chi•ca′go•an, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chicago - largest city in IllinoisChicago - largest city in Illinois; a bustling Great Lakes port that extends 26 miles along the southwestern shoreline of Lake Michigan
Sears Tower - a skyscraper built in Chicago in 1974; 1454 feet tall
University of Chicago - a university in Chicago, Illinois
IL, Illinois, Land of Lincoln, Prairie State - a midwestern state in north-central United States
2.Chicago - a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
Translations
Chicago
Чикаго
Ĉikago
شیکاگو
Chicago
Chicago
שיקגו
शिकागो
Chicago
シカゴ
시카고
Sicagum
Čikaga
Čikāga
ഷിക്കാഗോ
Чикаго
ชิคาโก
Chicago
References in classic literature ?
Thence the trains eastward run frequently to Chicago and New York.
Omaha is connected with Chicago by the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad, which runs directly east, and passes fifty stations.
Because," replied the Married Woman, "he was a wicked man, and had purchased a ticket to Chicago.
I can't understand a spry man of the union finding no work to do in Chicago.
William Holt, a wealthy manufacturer of Chicago, was living temporarily in a little town of central New York, the name of which the writer's memory has not retained.
The trip to Chicago was even worse than the ocean voyage.
Send 'Constance,' private car, here, and arrange for special to leave here Sunday in time to connect with New York Limited at Sixteenth Street, Chicago, Tuesday next.
As to the kind of audience that I like best to talk to, I would put at the top of the list an organization of strong, wide-awake, business men, such, for example, as is found in Boston, New York, Chicago, and Buffalo.
By this time the Western Electric Company of Chicago had begun to make the infringing Gray-Edison telephones for the Western Union, so that there were soon six groups of mechanics puzzling their wits over the new talk-machinery.
Little did I dream of the awful manner in which I was to see him once again--the fleeting glimpse of him in the whirlwind carnage of the Chicago Commune.
1,000 of her population (yearly average), Chicago was as constant with her 15 or 17, Dublin with her 48--and so on.
They told him stories about the breaking down of men, there in the stockyards of Chicago, and of what had happened to them afterward--stories to make your flesh creep, but Jurgis would only laugh.