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St. Louis

[seynt loo-is] /ˌseɪnt ˈlu ɪs/
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.

Saint-Louis

[French san-lwee] /French sɛ̃ˈlwi/
noun
1.
a seaport in and the former capital of Senegal, at the mouth of the Senegal River.

Louis IX

noun
1.
Saint, 1214?–70, king of France 1226–70.
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British Dictionary definitions for st louis

Saint Louis

/ˈlʊɪs/
noun
1.
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)

Louis IX

noun
1.
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

/French sɛ̃lwi/
noun
1.
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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Encyclopedia Article for st louis

Saint-Louis

island city and seaport near the mouth of the Senegal River, and rail terminus north-northeast of Dakar, Senegal. The island and city are connected to the mainland by a land bridge. Saint-Louis, founded in 1659, is the oldest colonial city on the western African coast and was the administrative capital of the French West African territories of Mauritania and Senegal. The establishment of Dakar (with a better port), the building of the railroad linking the two cities, the creation of a French West Africa headquarters at Dakar, and the completion of the Dakar-Niger railroad led to the decline of Saint-Louis. It is now a fishing centre, river-rail transfer point for the trade of the Senegal valley, and home to Gaston-Berger University. Saint-Louis was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000. Pop. (2004 est.) 162,089.

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