Definition of Tennessee
1. Noun. A state in east central United States.
Geographical relationships: Battle Of Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Battle Of Pittsburgh Landing, Battle Of Shiloh, Shiloh
Terms within: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Chattanooga, Columbia, Jackson, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis, Capital Of Tennessee, Nashville, Clinch River, Cumberland, Cumberland River, Tennessee River
Generic synonyms: American State
Group relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa, South
Group relationships: Confederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States Of America, Dixie, Dixieland, South
2. Noun. A river formed by the confluence of two other rivers near Knoxville; it follows a U-shaped course to become a tributary of the Ohio River in western Kentucky.
Group relationships: Bluegrass State, Kentucky, Ky, Tn, Volunteer State
Generic synonyms: River
Definition of Tennessee
1. Proper noun. A (USstate) Capital: Nashville. ¹
2. Proper noun. A river flowing generally westward 652 miles from eastern Tennessee into the Ohio River in Kentucky. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Tennessee
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Of all the streams in the State, the tennessee and its affluents, the Holston, the Clinch, the French Broad, the Elk and Duck rivers may be considered the ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Smoky or Unaka Mountains the eastern boundary between tennessee and North Carolina. The most eastern point of the State is in Johnson County, ..."
3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1918)
"The boundary line between tennessee and Arkansas is the middle of the navigable channel in the Mississippi river, nnd not a line midway between the stream's ..."
4. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"That until the next general census the said State of tennessee shall be entitled to one Representative in the House of Representatives of the United States, ..."
5. Bulletin by New Zealand Geological Survey (1912)
"B. Bibliography of tennessee Geology and Related Subjects; by Elizabeth ... 2—Preliminary Papers on the Mineral Resources of tennessee, by George H. Ashley ..."