Springfield Definition

sprĭngfēld
proper name
City in SW Mass., on the Connecticut River.
Webster's New World
City in SW Mo.
Webster's New World
Capital of Ill., in the central part.
Webster's New World
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The capital of Illinois, in the central part of the state. It became the state capital in 1837 and was home to Abraham Lincoln for many years.
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A city of southwest Massachusetts on the Connecticut River near the Connecticut border. Settled in 1636, it was the site of a national armory (1794–1968) and was an important producer of small arms. The game of basketball originated at a local school (1891).
American Heritage
A city of southwest Missouri south-southwest of Kansas City on the Ozark Plateau. It grew as a supply depot in the 1850s.
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A city of west-central Ohio northeast of Dayton. It grew as a trade and manufacturing center after the completion of the National Road (1838) and the coming of the railroad (mid-1800s).
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A city of west-central Oregon just east of Eugene, near the foothills of the Cascade Range.
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