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Kan·sas 1

 (kăn′zəz, -səz)
A plural of Kansa.

Kan·sas 2

 (kăn′zəs) Abbr. KS or Kans.
A state of the central United States. It was admitted as the 34th state in 1861. Organized as a territory by the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, it became a virtual battleground, known as Bleeding Kansas, for free and slave factions (1854-1859). Kansas was finally admitted as a free state. Topeka is the capital and Wichita the largest city.

Kan′san (-zən) adj. & n.
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(Placename) a state of the central US: consists of undulating prairie, drained chiefly by the Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri Rivers; mainly agricultural. Capital: Topeka. Pop: 2 723 507 (2003 est). Area: 213 096 sq km (82 277 sq miles). Abbreviation: Kan, Kans or KS (with zip code)
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(ˈkæn zəs)

1. a state in the central United States. 2,688,418; 82,276 sq. mi. (213,094 sq. km). Cap.: Topeka. Abbr.: KS, Kans., Kan., Kas.
2. a river in NE Kansas, flowing E to the Missouri River. 169 mi. (270 km) long.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Kansas - a state in midwestern United StatesKansas - a state in midwestern United States
Chisholm Trail - a former cattle trail from San Antonio in Texas to Abilene in Kansas; not used after the 1880s
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
Dodge City - a town of southwestern Kansas on the Arkansas River; formerly a rowdy cow town
Abilene - a town in central Kansas to the west of Topeka; home of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Hays - a town in central Kansas
Kansas City - a city of northeast Kansas on the Missouri River adjacent to Kansas City, Missouri
Lawrence - a town in northeastern Kansas on the Kansas River; scene of raids by John Brown in 1856
Salina - a town in central Kansas
capital of Kansas, Topeka - the capital of the state of Kansas; located in eastern Kansas on the Kansas river
Wichita - the largest city in Kansas; located in southern Kansas on the Arkansas River
Arkansas River, Arkansas - a river that rises in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and flows southeast through Kansas and Oklahoma and through Arkansas to become a tributary of the Mississippi River
Kansas River, Kaw River, Kansas - a river in northeastern Kansas; flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
Neosho, Neosho River - a river that rises in eastern Kansas and flows eastward into Oklahoma to become a tributary of the Arkansas River
Republican River, Republican - a tributary of the Kansas River that flows from eastern Colorado eastward through Nebraska and Kansas
2.Kansas - a member of the Siouan people of the Kansas river valley in Kansas
Dhegiha - any member of a Siouan people speaking one of the Dhegiha languages
3.Kansas - a river in northeastern KansasKansas - a river in northeastern Kansas; flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
Kansas, KS, Sunflower State - a state in midwestern United States
4.Kansas - the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Kansa
Dhegiha - a branch of the Siouan languages
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