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 (lo͞o′ē-vĭl′, -ə-vəl)
The largest city of Kentucky, in the north-central part of the state on the Ohio River southwest of Cincinnati. Originally the site of a fort built by George Rogers Clark in 1778, it is now the center of a large metropolitan area and home to the Kentucky Derby.


(Placename) a port in N Kentucky, on the Ohio River: site of the annual Kentucky Derby; university (1837). Pop: 248 762 (2003 est)


(ˈlu iˌvɪl, -ə vəl)

a port in N Kentucky, on the Ohio River: Kentucky Derby. 260,689.
Lou`is•vill′ian, n.
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Noun1.Louisville - the largest city in KentuckyLouisville - the largest city in Kentucky; located in north central Kentucky on the Ohio river; site of the Kentucky Derby
Churchill Downs - a racetrack for thoroughbred racing in Louisville; site of the Kentucky Derby
Bluegrass State, Kentucky, KY - a state in east central United States; a border state during the American Civil War; famous for breeding race horses
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They went to Louisville and lived there for some time.
She showed him the letter in which Jean Roussel asked her to recall the first hours of their union in their beautiful and charming Louisville home.
LEAVING Cincinnati at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, we embarked for Louisville in the Pike steamboat, which, carrying the mails, was a packet of a much better class than that in which we had come from Pittsburg.
There was nothing very interesting in the scenery of this day's journey, which brought us at midnight to Louisville.
On the fourth night after leaving Louisville, we reached St.
He told me that I was going down to Louisville, to hire out as cook to the same tavern where my husband works,--that's what Mas'r told me, his own self; and I can't believe he'd lie to me," said the woman.
It was a bright, tranquil evening when the boat stopped at the wharf at Louisville.
com)-- My Morning Jacket's lead singer/guitarist Jim James, drummer Patrick Hallahan, and bassist Tom Blankenship contributed original articles to the July 2012 issue of Louisville Magazine.
UPS's 100 freighter aircraft--more than a third of the carrier's total fleet--descend on Louisville nightly as part of a high-volume package sort in which an automated system of sensors and 197 mi.
Louisville Slugger) Louisville Slugger[R] TPX[R], the top name in baseball equipment, has partnered with Bell[R], the leading manufacturer of bicycle and motor sports helmets.
Add a dash of Kentucky Fried Chicken, sprinkle in a lot of horses, mix in Kentucky Derby parties, stir it with a Louisville Slugger baseball bat, and you get our hometown, Louisville (LOO-ee-vihl), Kentucky.

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