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Chey·enne 1

 (shī-ĕn′, -ăn′)
n. pl. Cheyenne or Chey·ennes
1. A member of a Native American people, divided after 1832 into the Northern and Southern Cheyenne, inhabiting respectively southeast Montana and southern Colorado, with present-day populations in Montana and Oklahoma. The Cheyenne became nomadic buffalo hunters after migrating to the Great Plains in the 18th century and figured prominently in the resistance by Plains Indians to white encroachment.
2. The Algonquian language of the Cheyenne.

[Canadian French, from Dakota šahíyela.]

Chey·enne′ adj.

Chey·enne 2

 (shī-ăn′, -ĕn′)
The capital of Wyoming, in the southeast part of the state near the Nebraska and Colorado borders. It was founded in 1867 as a division point for the Union Pacific Railroad.


npl -enne or -ennes
1. (Peoples) a member of a Native American people of the western Plains, now living chiefly in Montana and Oklahoma
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
[via Canadian French from Dakota Shaiyena, from shaia to speak incoherently, from sha red + ya to speak]


(ʃaɪˈæn; -ˈɛn)
(Placename) a city in SE Wyoming, capital of the state. Pop: 54 374 (2003 est)


(ʃaɪˈɛn, -ˈæn)

n., pl. -ennes, (esp. collectively) -enne.
1. a member of a Plains Indian people resident on the upper drainages of the Platte and Arkansas rivers in the mid-19th century: surviving groups live in Montana and Oklahoma.
2. the Algonquian language of the Cheyenne.
3. the capital of Wyoming, in the S part. 54,010.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cheyenne - the capital and largest city of WyomingCheyenne - the capital and largest city of Wyoming; located in the southeastern corner of the state
Equality State, WY, Wyoming - a state in the western United States; mountainous in the west and north with the Great Plains in the east
2.Cheyenne - the Algonquian language spoken by the Cheyenne
Algonquian language, Algonquin, Algonquian - family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
3.Cheyenne - a member of a North American Indian people living on the western plains (now living in Oklahoma and Montana)
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
Buffalo Indian, Plains Indian - a member of one of the tribes of American Indians who lived a nomadic life following the buffalo in the Great Plains of North America
References in classic literature ?
The next day arrived a deputation of braves from the Cheyenne or Shienne nation; a broken tribe, cut up, like the Arickaras, by wars with the Sioux, and driven to take refuge among the Black Hills, near the sources of the Cheyenne River, from which they derive their name.
The object of the deputation was to give notice of an intended visit of the Shienne (or Cheyenne) tribe to the Arickara village in the course of fifteen days.
Lay a row of moccasins before me - Pawnee, Sioux, Shoshone, Cheyenne, Blackfoot, and as many other tribes as you please - and I can name the tribe every moccasin belongs to by the make of it.
They came in vaunting and vainglorious style; displaying five Cheyenne scalps, the trophies of their vengeance.
The Crows were in pursuit of a band of Cheyennes, who had attacked their village in the night and killed one of their people.
It is a little better than the work of an Apache, but not quite so good as that of a Cheyenne.
"Everyone out here has been really supportive," The New York Daily News quoted Cheyenne, as saying.
road movie features Sean Penn as fading rock star Cheyenne. He now lives in self-imposed exile in Dublin with this wife Jane (Frances McDormand).
But Cheyenne Pidgley, 16, will walk down the aisle with John McFadyen a year after he pinned her up against a car park wall.
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Welsh teen Cheyenne, from Barry, reveals the difficulties and emotions of having a mum in prison in an emotional TV documentary to be screened next week.
Ediger and Agatha Regier Ediger, Baehr grew up among the Southern Cheyenne in Clinton, Oklahoma.