Cheyenne[s̸hī an′, -en′]
The state capitol building in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Cheyenne definition by Webster's New World
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- capital of Wyo., in the SE part: pop. 53,000
- river in E Wyo. and W S.Dak., flowing northeast into the Missouri: 527 mi (848 km)
Origin: after Cheyenne
Cheyenne definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. Cheyenne Cheyenne or Chey·ennes
- a. 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.b. A member of this people.
- The Algonquian language of the Cheyenne.
Origin: Canadian French, from Dakota šahíyela.
- Chey·enneˈ adjective
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. Population: 55,300.
Variant of Cheyenne