Iowa Definition

īə-wə
iowas
noun
A member of a North American Indian people previously living in Iowa and Missouri and now living in Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma.
Webster's New World
The Siouan language of this people, closely related to Missouri.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
Iowayiahawkeye-state
proper name
Midwestern state of the NC U.S.: admitted 1846; 55,869 sq mi (144,701 sq km); cap. Des Moines.
Webster's New World
River flowing from N Iowa southeast into the Mississippi: c. 300 mi (483 km)
Webster's New World
pronoun
A state of the United States of America Capital: Des Moines.
Wiktionary
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other
A state of the north-central United States. It was admitted as the 29th state in 1846. Part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, Iowa was organized as a separate territory in 1838. The Mound Builders lived in the area in prehistoric times. Des Moines is the capital and the largest city.
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Other Word Forms of Iowa

Noun

Singular:
iowa
Plural:
iowas

Origin of Iowa

  • From French Aiouez, an initial translation of the name for the Iowa tribe.

    From Wiktionary

  • From French ayoés ultimately from Dakota ayúxba

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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