Definition of Joliet

1. Noun. French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645-1700).

Exact synonyms: Jolliet, Louis Joliet, Louis Jolliet
Generic synonyms: Adventurer, Explorer



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Joliet

Johnsonianism
Johnsonianisms
Johnston
Johnston's organ
Johnstone
Johor
Johor Bahru
Johore
Joinson
Joint Academic Network
Joint Chiefs
Joint Chiefs of Staff
Joint Direct Attack Munition
Jojo
Jolene
Joliet (current term)
Joliot
Joliot-Curie
Jolles' test
Jolliet
Jolly
Jolly's reaction
Jolly Roger
Jolly Rogers
Jolly bodies
Jolson
Jolyon
Jomada I
Jomada II
Jominian

Literary usage of Joliet

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"A fleeting glimpse is caught of Joliet searching for a copper mine on the ... In 1672, upon the advice of the intendant, Talon, Joliet was dispatched by ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Joliet, Charles, French journalist: b. Saint Hippolyte-sur-le-Doubs, Doubs, ... Joliet, 111., city, county-seat of Will County, on the DesPlaines River, ..."

3. Narrative and Critical History of America by Justin Winsor (1884)
"There is in Mr. Barlow's Collection a large map (27X40 inches), which is held by Dr. Shea and General Clarke to be a copy of the original Joliet Map, ..."

4. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"The mention of Joliet reminds us that New France was coming of age as a colony ... At Mackinaw Joliet was joined by a Jesuit priest named Jacques Marquette, ..."

5. History of Detroit and Wayne County and Early Michigan by Silas Farmer (1890)
"In a letter dated November 14, 1674, Frontenac says that Sieur Joliet returned ... These statements make it evident that Joliet passed through the Detroit. ..."

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