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Mi·am·i 1

 (mī-ăm′ē, -ăm′ə)
n. pl. Miami or Mi·am·is
1. A member of a Native American people originally of the Green Bay area of Wisconsin, with various groups later inhabiting parts of southern Michigan and northern Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Present-day populations are in northern Indiana and northeast Oklahoma.
2. The variety of Illinois spoken by the Miami.

Mi·am·i 2

 (mī-ăm′ē, -ăm′ə)
A city of southeast Florida on Biscayne Bay south of Fort Lauderdale. Settled in the 1870s near the site of a fort built in 1836, it expanded greatly during the land boom of the 1920s and again after World War II. A wave of Cuban immigration began in 1959 when Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba. Miami is now a major port and commercial center.

Mi·am′i·an adj. & n.


(Placename) a city and resort in SE Florida, on Biscayne Bay: developed chiefly after 1896, esp with the Florida land boom of the 1920s; centre of an extensive tourist area. Pop: 376 815 (2003 est)


(maɪˈæm i, -ˈæm ə)

1. a city in SE Florida. 365,127.
2. a river in W Ohio, flowing S into the Ohio River. 160 mi. (260 km) long.
Mi•am′i•an, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Miami - a member of the extinct Algonquian people formerly living in northern Indiana and southern Michigan
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
2.Miami - a city and resort in southeastern Florida on Biscayne BayMiami - a city and resort in southeastern Florida on Biscayne Bay; the best known city in Florida; a haven for retirees and a refuge for Cubans fleeing Castro
Everglade State, FL, Florida, Sunshine State - a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
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The generous usage the Indians had promised before in my capitulation, was afterwards fully complied with, and we proceeded with them as prisoners to old Chelicothe, the principal Indian town, on Little Miami, where we arrived, after an uncomfortable journey, in very severe weather, on the eighteenth day of February, and received as good treatment as prisoners could expect from savages.
The hostile disposition of the savages, and their allies, caused General Clark, the commandant at the Falls of the Ohio, immediately to begin an expedition with his own regiment, and the armed force of the country, against Pecaway, the principal town of the Shawanese, on a branch of Great Miami, which he finished with great success, took seventeen scalps, and burnt the town to ashes, with the loss of seventeen men.
We continued our pursuit through five towns on the Miami rivers, Old Chelicothe, Pecaway, New Chelicothe, Will's Towns, and Chelicothe, burnt them all to ashes, entirely destroyed their corn, and other fruits, and every where spread a scene of desolation in the country.
One of the most conspicuous of the chiefs who fought in the battle of Miami assured the writer, that the red men could not fight the warriors with "long knives and leather stockings"; meaning the dragoons with their sabers and boots.
Of the US$600 million in flowers the United States imports each year, 88% come though Miami International, according to the U.
Whereas all of the staff at the Miami Beach Center were fluent in Spanish and English, the staff of the Little River Center (at the time of this study) contained no more than two caseworkers who were fluent in Haitian Creole and English.
And while the numbers of actual marchers were small, it made for a message that reverberated throughout Miami and the global justice movement itself.
Ohio State 31, Miami 24, in double overtime, in a major upset, in by far the most memorable Bowl Championship Series title game yet staged.
The hot spot in Miami these days is South Beach, the historic section of Miami Beach known for its Art Deco hotels.
BCCI also had an administrative office in Miami that supervised Latin American and Caribbean activities and provided back office support to the three Florida agencies.
Instead, Didion tells the serious Miami story, the Miami story as understood by 700,000 Cubans, which is to say, a story of exile and not of immigration, of intransigence and not absorption, a story whose essential elements have not changed since the terrible defeat at the Bay of Pigs, a story that began with a single villain, Castro, but where villainy has spread to the Democratic party and The Miami Herald, a story with only one acceptable ending: revenge.
The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County's official economic development partnership, is a not-for-profit, public-private organization that focuses on job creation and economic growth by coordinating community-wide programs; promoting minority business and urban economic revitalization; providing assistance to local businesses in their expansion efforts; and marketing Greater Miami throughout the world.