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Olympus Mons
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Omaha definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Missouri river valley in northeastern Nebraska [syn: Omaha, Maha]
2: largest city in Nebraska; located in eastern Nebraska on the Missouri river; a major transportation center of the Midwest
3: the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Omaha
4: thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1935

Merriam Webster's

I. noun (plural Omaha or Omahas) Etymology: Omaha um{ahookac}h?, a self-designation Date: 1814 1. a member of an American Indian people of northeastern Nebraska 2. the Siouan language of the Omaha II. geographical name city E Nebraska on Missouri River population 390,007

Britannica Concise

City (pop., 1996 est.: 364,000), E Nebraska, on the Missouri River, north of its junction with the Platte River. The city's name, meaning "upstream people," referred to the Omaha Indians. Omaha was founded in 1854 and incorporated as a city in 1857. In 1863 it became the starting point for the Union Pacific Railroad Co.'s first transcontinental railroad, and soon grew into a center of trade and industry. The largest city in the state, it is a major livestock and grain market, as well as a railroad, meat-packing, and insurance center. It is home to the Univ. of Nebraska and the Joslyn Art Museum.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Omahas O"ma*has", n. pl.; sing. Omaha. (Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians who inhabited the south side of the Missouri River. They are now partly civilized and occupy a reservation in Nebraska.


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