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Ken·tuck·y

 (kən-tŭk′ē) Abbr. KY or Ky. or Ken.
A state of the east-central United States. It was admitted as the 15th state in 1792. Daniel Boone's Transylvania Company made the first permanent settlement in the area in 1775. By the Treaty of Paris (1783) the territory became part of the United States. Frankfort is the capital and Louisville the largest city.

Ken·tuck′i·an adj. & n.

Kentucky

(kɛnˈtʌkɪ)
n
1. (Placename) a state of the S central US: consists of an undulating plain in the west, the Bluegrass region in the centre, the Tennessee and Ohio River basins in the southwest, and the Appalachians in the east. Capital: Frankfort. Pop: 4 117 827 (2003 est). Area: 102 693 sq km (39 650 sq miles). Abbreviation: Ken., Ky. or KY (with zip code)
2. (Placename) a river in central Kentucky, rising in the Cumberland Mountains and flowing northwest to the Ohio River. Length: 417 km (259 miles)

Ken•tuck•y

(kənˈtʌk i)

n.
1. a state in the E central United States. 4,041,769; 40,395 sq. mi. (104,625 sq. km). Cap.: Frankfort.Abbr.: KY, Ken., Ky.
2. a river flowing NW from E Kentucky to the Ohio River. 259 mi. (415 km) long.
Ken•tuck′i•an, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Kentucky - a state in east central United StatesKentucky - a state in east central United States; a border state during the American Civil War; famous for breeding race horses
Mammoth Cave National Park - a national park in Kentucky having a large cavern and an underground river
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
Bowling Green - a town in southern Kentucky
capital of Kentucky, Frankfort - the capital of Kentucky; located in northern Kentucky
Lexington - a city in eastern Kentucky; noted for raising thoroughbred horses
Louisville - the largest city in Kentucky; located in north central Kentucky on the Ohio river; site of the Kentucky Derby
Owensboro - a town in northwestern Kentucky on the Ohio River; a tobacco market
Paducah - a town in western Kentucky on the Ohio River
Cumberland River, Cumberland - a river that rises in southeastern Kentucky and flows westward through northern Tennessee to become a tributary of the Ohio River in southwestern Kentucky
Tennessee River, Tennessee - 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
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Later she went to stay with her daughter, who had also married a mechanic and lived in Covington, Kentucky, across the river from Cincinnati.
The men gathered round him, as he began to play `My Old Kentucky Home.
Pontellier talked about her father's Mississippi plantation and her girlhood home in the old Kentucky bluegrass country.
Nay, his busy fancy already realized his hopes, and presented to him the blooming Katrina, with a whole family of children, mounted on the top of a wagon loaded with household trumpery, with pots and kettles dangling beneath; and he beheld himself bestriding a pacing mare, with a colt at her heels, setting out for Kentucky, Tennessee, --or the Lord knows where!
Let us now with whatever levers and steam-engines we have at hand, cant over the sperm whale's head, so that it may lie bottom up; then, ascending by a ladder to the summit, have a peep down the mouth; and were it not that the body is now completely separated from it, with a lantern we might descend into the great Kentucky Mammoth Cave of his stomach.
In the corridors and caverns where it was done you might lose yourself as in the great caves of Kentucky.
Late in the afternoon of a chilly day in February, two gentlemen were sitting alone over their wine, in a well-furnished dining parlor, in the town of P , in Kentucky.
My mother was all American - no alkali-spider about HER, I can tell you; she was of the best blood of Kentucky, the bluest Blue-grass aristocracy, very proud and acrimonious - or maybe it is ceremonious.
That of New Hampshire is to be marched to Georgia, of Georgia to New Hampshire, of New York to Kentucky, and of Kentucky to Lake Champlain.
The council of chieftains of each community control the matter as surely as the owner of a Kentucky racing stud directs the scientific breeding of his stock for the improvement of the whole.
In the first place, there was the bleached look common in most animals that live largely in the dark--the white fish of the Kentucky caves, for instance.
An elder was likewise there, who had made a pilgrimage of a thousand miles from a village of the faithful in Kentucky, to visit his spiritual kindred, the children of the sainted mother Ann.

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