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St. Louis

[seynt loo-is]
noun
1.
a port in E Missouri, on the Mississippi.
2.
a river in NE Minnesota, flowing generally S to Lake Superior at Duluth. 160 miles (257 km) long.

Louis IX

noun
Saint, 1214?–70, king of France 1226–70.
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Louis IX
 
n
known as Saint Louis. 1214--70, king of France (1226--70): led the Sixth Crusade (1248--54) and was held to ransom (1250); died at Tunis while on another crusade

Saint Louis (ˈlʊɪs)
 
n
a port in E Missouri, on the Mississippi River near its confluence with the Missouri: the largest city in the state; university; major industrial centre. Pop: 332 223 (2003 est)

Saint-Louis (French sɛ̃lwi)
 
n
a port in NW Senegal, on an island at the mouth of the Senegal River: the first French settlement in W Africa (1689); capital of Senegal until 1958. Pop: 183 000 (2005 est)

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St. Louis [(saynt looh-uhs)]

The largest city in Missouri.

Note: Known as the “Gateway to the West” because of its importance as a staging area for wagon trains in the nineteenth century. The Gateway Arch, made of steel and several hundred feet high, stands in St. Louis in commemoration of this fact.
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