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I·o·wa 1

 (ī′ə-wə)
n. pl. Iowa or I·o·was
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting parts of Iowa and southwest Minnesota, with present-day populations in Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma.
2. The Siouan language of the Iowa.

[From French ayoés, ultimately from Dakota ayúxba.]

I′o·wa adj.

I·o·wa 2

 (ī′ə-wə) Abbr. IA or Ia.
A state of the north-central United States. It was admitted as the 29th state in 1846. Part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, Iowa was organized as a separate territory in 1838. The Mound Builders lived in the area in prehistoric times. Des Moines is the capital and the largest city.

I′o·wan adj.

Iowa

(ˈaɪəʊə)
n
(Placename) a state of the N central US, in the Midwest: consists of rolling plains crossed by many rivers, with the Missouri forming the western border and the Mississippi the eastern. Capital: Des Moines. Pop: 2 944 062 (2003 est). Area: 144 887 sq km (55 941 sq miles). Abbreviation: Ia. or IA (with zip code)

I•o•wa

(ˈaɪ ə wə)

n.
1. a state in the central United States. 2,926,324; 56,290 sq. mi. (145,790 sq. km). Cap.: Des Moines. Abbr.: IA, Ia., Io.
2. a river flowing SE from N Iowa to the Mississippi River. 291 mi. (470 km) long.
I′o•wan, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Iowa - a member of the Siouan people formerly living in Iowa and Minnesota and MissouriIowa - a member of the Siouan people formerly living in Iowa and Minnesota and Missouri
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
2.Iowa - a state in midwestern United States
Corn Belt - the midwestern states where corn is grown; Iowa and Illinois are excellent for raising corn and corn-fed livestock
middle west, Midwest, midwestern United States - the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America)
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - 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
Davenport - a city in eastern Iowa on the Mississippi River across from Moline and Rock Island
Cedar Rapids - a city in eastern Iowa
Clinton - a town in east central Iowa
capital of Iowa, Des Moines - the capital and largest city in Iowa
Dubuque - a town in eastern Iowa on the Mississippi River
Mason City - a town in north central Iowa
Ottumwa - a town in southeast Iowa
Sioux City - a city in northeastern Iowa where the Big Sioux River joins the Missouri
Little Sioux River - a river that rises in southwestern Minnesota and flows southwestward to the Missouri River in western Iowa
3.Iowa - a dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Iowa
Chiwere - the Siouan language spoken by the Iowa and Oto and Missouri
Translations
آيوا
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アイオワ州
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มลรัฐไอโอวา
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LAST summer I happened to be crossing the plains of Iowa in a season of intense heat, and it was my good fortune to have for a traveling companion James Quayle Burden--Jim Burden, as we still call him in the West.
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I think he got aboard at Elexandria, up on the Iowa line.
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The Pacific Railroad is joined by several branches in Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, and Oregon.
He was born on an Iowa farm, and his father had emigrated to eastern Oregon, in which mining country Elam's boyhood was lived.
An old man named Daniel Baker, living near Lebanon, Iowa, was suspected by his neighbors of having murdered a peddler who had obtained permission to pass the night at his house.
Yes; and it might be in a prohibition state, such as Iowa was in
Louis paper of the '4th, we notice a terrible outrage at Burlington, Iowa.
This paper will examine Ternus' voting trends during her time as Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, from September 2006 to December 2010.
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