- A major river in North America, one of the main tributaries of the Mississippi River. It rises in the Rocky Mountains in Montana and flows 2,315 miles (3,736 km) to meet the Mississippi River just north of St. Louis
- a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union
- the longest river in the United States; arises in Montana and flows southeastward to become a tributary of the Mississippi at Saint Louis; “The Missouri and Mississippi Rivers together form the third longest river in the world”
- A state in the central part of the US, bounded on the east by the Mississippi River; pop. 5,595,211; capital, Jefferson City; statehood, Aug. 10, 1821 (24). It was acquired as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and admitted as a state as part of the Missouri Compromise
- a member of the Siouan people formerly inhabiting the valley of the Missouri river in Missouri
- examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; “check the brakes”; “Check out the engine”
- Examine with a view to rectifying any fault or problem discovered
- Examine (something) in order to determine its accuracy, quality, or condition, or to detect the presence of something
- Verify or establish to one’s satisfaction
- a written order directing a bank to pay money; “he paid all his bills by check”
- assay: an appraisal of the state of affairs; “they made an assay of the contents”; “a check on its dependability under stress”
Missouri Snow Response
The Missouri National Guard responded to a large winter storm that covered most of Missouri, including Springfield. The 1138th Military Police Company, based in Springfield, went on standby at the order of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to be prepared and ready to respond to requests from a variety of state agencies and the citizens of Missouri. In this photo an unidentified Missouri National Guard Soldier takes his son home from the armory on Fremont Ave. in Springfield, Mo.
Missouri State Penitentiary
Missouri State Penitentiary … Building 4. Some of the infamous inmates who called this place home … James Earl Ray, Sonny Liston, Pretty Boy Floyd, Stagger Lee, to name a few. It was retired as a state penitentiary in 2004.