Cincinnati

Cincinnati

[sin-suh-nat-ee]
noun
1.
a city in SW Ohio, on the Ohio River.
2.
Bowling Slang. a split in which the eight and ten pins remain standing.
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Cincinnati (ˌsɪnsɪˈnætɪ)
 
n
a city in SW Ohio, on the Ohio River. Pop: 317 361 (2003 est)

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Cincinnati
city on the Ohio River in Ohio, U.S., founded 1789 and first called Losantiville, name changed 1790 by territorial Gov. Arthur St. Clair, in honor of the Society of the Cincinnati, a fraternal veterans' organization founded 1783 by former Revolutionary War officers (St. Clair was a member) and named
for Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, 5c. B.C.E. Roman hero who saved the city from crisis and then retired to his farm. His name is lit. "with curly hair," from L. cincinnus "curl, curly hair."
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Cincinnati definition


Port city in Ohio, on the Ohio River.

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