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Mon·tan·a(mŏn-tăn′ə) Abbr. MT or Mont.
A state of the northwest United States bordering on Canada. It was admitted as the 41st state in 1889. Most of the area passed to the United States through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 and was explored by Lewis and Clark in 1805 and 1806. Split for many years among other western territories, the region was organized as the Montana Territory in 1864. Helena is the capital and Billings the largest city.
Mon·tan′an adj. & n.
(Placename) a state of the western US: consists of the Great Plains in the east and the Rocky Mountains in the west. Capital: Helena. Pop: 917 621 (2003 est). Area: 377 070 sq km (145 587 sq miles). Abbreviation: Mont or MT (with zip code)
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a state in the NW United States. 902,195; 147,138 sq. mi. (381,085 sq. km). Cap.: Helena. Abbr.: MT, Mont.
Mon•tan′an, adj., n.
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|Noun||1.||Montana - a state in northwestern United States on the Canadian border|
Battle of Little Bighorn, Battle of the Little Bighorn, Custer's Last Stand, Little Bighorn - a battle in Montana near the Little Bighorn River between United States cavalry under Custer and several groups of Native Americans (1876); Custer was pursuing Sioux led by Sitting Bull; Custer underestimated the size of the Sioux forces (which were supported by Cheyenne warriors) and was killed along with all his command
Yellowstone National Park - the first national park in the United States; located in the border area between Wyoming and Montana and Idaho; spectacular wilderness; famous for Old Faithful geyser and for buffalo and bears
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
Bozeman - a town in southwestern Montana; gateway to Yellowstone National Park
Billings - the largest city in Montana; located in southern Montana on the Yellowstone river
Butte - a town in southwestern Montana; center for mining copper
Great Falls - a town in central Montana on the Missouri river; a center of extensive hydroelectric power
Missoula - a university town in western Montana
Bighorn, Bighorn River - a river that flows from central Wyoming to the Yellowstone River in southern Montana
Little Bighorn, Little Bighorn River, Little Horn - a river that flows from northern Wyoming into the Bighorn River in southern Montana; site of Custer's Last Stand
Little Missouri, Little Missouri River - a river that rises in northeastern Wyoming and flows through Montana and South Dakota to join the Missouri River in North Dakota
Milk River, Milk - a river that rises in the Rockies in northwestern Montana and flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
Sun River - a river in western Montana that flows south and east to join the Missouri River