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O·hi·o

 (ō-hī′ō) Abbr. OH or O.
A state of the north-central United States south of Lake Erie. It was admitted as the 17th state in 1803. In prehistoric times Mound Builders inhabited the region, which was explored by La Salle in 1669. The French-British rivalry for control of the area led to the last of the French and Indian Wars (1754-1763), in which the French were defeated. Ohio was part of the vast area ceded to the United States by the Treaty of Paris in 1783 and became part of the Northwest Territory by the Ordinance of 1787. It became a separate territory in 1799. Columbus is the capital.

O·hi′o·an adj.

Ohio

(əʊˈhaɪəʊ)
n
1. (Placename) a state of the central US, in the Midwest on Lake Erie: consists of prairies in the W and the Allegheny plateau in the E, the Ohio River forming the S and most of the E borders. Capital: Columbus. Pop: 11 435 798 (2003 est). Area: 107 044 sq km (41 330 sq miles). Abbreviation and zip code: OH
2. (Placename) a river in the eastern US, formed by the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers at Pittsburgh: flows generally W and SW to join the Mississippi at Cairo, Illinois, as its chief E tributary. Length: 1570 km (975 miles)

O•hi•o

(oʊˈhaɪ oʊ)

n.
1. a state in the NE central United States. 11,353,140; 41,222 sq. mi. (106,765 sq. km). Cap.: Columbus. Abbr.: OH
2. a river formed by the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, flowing SW from Pittsburgh, Pa., to the Mississippi in S Illinois. 981 mi. (1580 km) long.
O•hi′o•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Ohio - a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes regionOhio - a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
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
Akron - a city in northeastern Ohio; the heart of the United States rubber industry
Athens - a town in southeast Ohio
Cleveland - the largest city in Ohio; located in northeastern Ohio on Lake Erie; a major Great Lakes port
Cincinnati - a city in southern Ohio on the Ohio river
capital of Ohio, Columbus - the state capital of Ohio; located in the center of the state; site of Ohio State University
Dayton - a city in southwest Ohio; manufacturing center
Mansfield - a town in north central Ohio
Toledo - an industrial city in northwestern Ohio on Lake Erie
Youngstown - a city in northeast Ohio
Wabash, Wabash River - a tributary of the Ohio River that rises in western Ohio and flows southwestward across Indiana
2.Ohio - a river that is formed in western Pennsylvania and flows westward to become a tributary of the Mississippi RiverOhio - a river that is formed in western Pennsylvania and flows westward to become a tributary of the Mississippi 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
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There is much reason to believe, that the territory which now composes Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and a large portion of the country west of the Mississippi, lay formerly under water.
Several of the audience, not being much interested in the missionary's narrative, here left the car; but Elder Hitch, continuing his lecture, related how Smith, junior, with his father, two brothers, and a few disciples, founded the church of the "Latter Day Saints," which, adopted not only in America, but in England, Norway and Sweden, and Germany, counts many artisans, as well as men engaged in the liberal professions, among its members; how a colony was established in Ohio, a temple erected there at a cost of two hundred thousand dollars, and a town built at Kirkland; how Smith became an enterprising banker, and received from a simple mummy showman a papyrus scroll written by Abraham and several famous Egyptians.
He came to this country early in the nineteenth century and settled his family in a log-cabin in the Ohio woods, that they might be safe from the sinister influences of the village where he was managing some woollen-mills.
And we view Kentucke situated on the fertile banks of the great Ohio, rising from obscurity to shine with splendor, equal to any other of the stars of the American hemisphere.
In the midst of my struggles and longing for an education, a young coloured boy who had learned to read in the state of Ohio came to Malden.
She had often been, with her mistress, to visit some connections, in the little village of T , not far from the Ohio river, and knew the road well.
UPON THE HALF decayed veranda of a small frame house that stood near the edge of a ravine near the town of Winesburg, Ohio, a fat little old man walked nervously up and down.
WE judged that three nights more would fetch us to Cairo, at the bottom of Illinois, where the Ohio River comes in, and that was what we was after.
There were similar fortifications on Lake Ontario, and near the great Falls of Niagara, and at the sources of the Ohio River.
Would now, it were old Orleans whiskey, or old Ohio, or unspeakable old Monongahela
Man-o'-war's man he was on the old Ohio - first of our navy, he says, to go araound the Horn.
Morgan, when he was driven from Cumberland Gap to the Ohio river by General Kirby Smith.