Definition of Cheyenne

1. Noun. The capital and largest city of Wyoming; located in the southeastern corner of the state.

Exact synonyms: Capital Of Wyoming
Generic synonyms: State Capital
Group relationships: Equality State, Wy, Wyoming

2. Noun. The Algonquian language spoken by the Cheyenne.

3. Noun. A member of a North American Indian people living on the western plains (now living in Oklahoma and Montana).

Definition of Cheyenne

1. Proper noun. A western member of the Algonquian branch of the Algic language family. Cheyenne is spoken in Oklahoma and on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana. There are currently (2005) approximately 1,200 Cheyenne-speakers in Montana and 500 in Oklahoma. ¹

2. Proper noun. The capital of the State of Wyoming. ¹

3. Proper noun. ( female given name), ( male given name) of modern American usage. ¹

4. Noun. A member of the Cheyenne tribe. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheyenne

Chevalier-Jackson dilator
Chevalier de Bayard
Chevalier de Lamarck
Chevrel phase
Chevrel phases
Chewbacca Defense
Chewbacca Defenses
Cheyne-Stokes psychosis
Chiacoan peccary
Chian turpentine
Chiang Chung-cheng
Chiang Kai-shek
Chiari's disease
Chiari's net

Literary usage of Cheyenne

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report of the Attorney-general of the United States by United States Dept. of Justice, United States Attorney-General (1892)
"Bannock, Umatilla, Warm Spring, and Yakima Bannock, cheyenne, Crow, Piegan, and Sioux Canena and Mojave Cayuse, Nez Perce, and Umatilla cheyenne and ..."

2. Materials for the Physical Anthropology of the Eastern European Jews by Maurice Fishberg (1907)
"The cheyenne delights in using participial forms ; in the sacred language ... GENERAL CHARACTER OF cheyenne SPEECH In connected speech the cheyenne aims to ..."

3. The Ghost-dance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 1890 by James Mooney (1896)
"Psam — the "crazy dance" of the cheyenne; p*a, crazy. It is somewhat different from the Arapaho crazy dance. See cheyenne song 10 and Arapaho song 43. ..."

4. Sketches from America by John White (1870)
"On the day following our arrival in camp, the Mayor and Town Council of cheyenne invited our party to receive an address in their town-hall. ..."

5. Memoirs of the American Anthropological and Ethnological Societies by American Ethnological Society, American Anthropological Association (1907)
"cheyenne BIBLIOGRAPHY Abert, Lieut. JW Report of his examination of New ... Valuable notes on cheyenne met at Bent's Fort, with remarks on grammar and ..."

6. A Supplement to A Guide to Manuscripts Relating to the American Indian in by Daythal Kendall, John F. Freeman (1982)
"cheyenne texts; 1964. TD 99 pp. Includes: explanation of orthography; cheyenne texts; literal and free translations. Collected in Norman, Oklahoma. ..."

7. The Fighting Cheyennes by George Bird Grinnell (2004)
"About 1840 the cheyenne made peace with the Kiowa in the s., having already made ... For a long time the cheyenne have mingled much with the western Sioux, ..."

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