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Illinois appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Nurses on television, ill, in Illinois: I’ve let noses run.
  • Ali names it in a series on television ("Ill in Illinois"): "I’ve let nose ire sanitise Manila."
  • To lay a bat at embarcaderos’ necrotic Illinois, I’ve let a non-rutting nit turn on a television (illicit or censored) a crab met at a bay a lot.
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Definition of the noun illinois

What does illinois mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. a midwestern state in north-central United States
  2. a member of the Algonquian people formerly of Illinois and regions to the west
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: Algonquian / Algonquin = a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada
  3. the Algonquian language of the Illinois and Miami

Definition of the adjective illinois

What does illinois mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. Of or relating to the [w, Miami-Illinois language].


  1. Illinois is a state in the Midwestern United States. It is the 5th most populous and 25th most extensive state, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base and is a major transportation hub. The Port of Chicago connects the state to other global ports from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean; as well as the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois River. For decades, O'Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world's busiest airports. Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and politics.
  2. Illinois Avenue is a light rail station located in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, Texas on Denley Drive, north of Illinois Avenue. It opened on June 14, 1996, and is a station on the DART Blue Line, serving nearby residences and businesses, featuring bus service to Mountain View College, Fair Park, the Dallas VA Medical Center, and Paul Quinn College. This was the initial southern terminus for the Blue Line until it expanded to Ledbetter in May 1997.
    • also known as Illinois Station
  3. Illinois a.k.a. is a Postal Code.

There are other places with in their name, like Illinois Bend, Illinois City, Illinois College, Southern Illinois, Illinois Territory, Illinois State Museum, Illinois State Prison, University of Illinois, Illinois State University, Eastern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, Amboy Illinois Central Depot, Great River Road in Illinois, Illinois Wesleyan University, Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University, Southwestern Illinois College, Illinois Institute of Technology, Northeastern Illinois University.


Illinois is an American indie rock band from Bucks County, Pennsylvania fronted by singer/guitarist/banjoist/keyboardist Chris Archibald. The other members of the band are Martin Hoeger, John Paul Kuyper and Jason Buzolits. The band is occasionally accompanied on stage by Scott Labor, Craig Labor, and Dee Jay Skipmode. To date, the band has released four albums, while a fifth is slated for a 2013 release.


  1. "Illinois" is a 2005 concept album by American indie folk songwriter Sufjan Stevens. It is his fifth studio album, and features songs referencing places, events, and persons related to the U.S. state of Illinois. Illinois is Stevens' second based on a U.S. state—part of a planned series of fifty that began with the 2003 album Michigan and that Stevens has since acknowledged was a gag.
  2. "Illinois" is the official state song of the U.S. state of Illinois. Written by Charles H. Chamberlain and composed by Archibald Johnston, "Illinois" became the state song by an act of the 54th Illinois General Assembly.
  3. "Illinois" is a composition.
  4. "Illinois" is a musical album of Mila Drumke.
    • released in (19 years ago)


"Illinois" is a book by Richard R. Jensen.

  • also known as "Illinois: a history"


  1. Illinois a.k.a. Miami-Illinois language: Miami-Illinois is a Native American Algonquian language formerly spoken in the United States, primarily in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, western Ohio and adjacent areas along the Mississippi River by the tribes of the Illinois Confederacy, including the Kaskaskia, Peoria, Tamaroa, Cahokia, and Mitchigamea. Since the 1990s the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma has worked to revive it in a joint project with Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
  2. Illinois a.k.a. SS Illinois was an iron passenger-cargo steamship built by William Cramp & Sons in 1873. The last of a series of four Pennsylvania-class vessels, Illinois and her three sister ships—Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana—were the largest iron ships ever built in the United States at the time of their construction, and amongst the first to be fitted with compound steam engines. They were also the first ships to challenge British dominance of the transatlantic trade since the American Civil War.
  3. The Illinois was a fireboat operated by the Chicago Fire Department. She was commissioned in 1888, and she was then described as the most powerful fireboat afloat. She was one of the first fireboats to have a steel hull at a time when other fireboats were built of wood.
  4. Illinois: A state in the central midwest United States. Its capital is Springfield.

Phrases with Illinois

Phrases starting with the word Illinois:

  1. Illinois Pinweed
  2. Illinois Dewberry
  3. Illinois Hawthorn
  4. Illinois Ironweed
  5. Illinois Pondweed
  6. Illinois Flatsedge
  7. Illinois Greenbrier
  8. Illinois Nimblewill
  9. Illinois Tickclover
  10. Illinois Woodsorrel
  11. Illinois Bladderfern
  12. Illinois Chorus Frog
  13. Illinois Ticktrefoil
  14. Illinois Bundleflower
  15. Illinois Cave Amphipod
  16. Illinois Horse-Gentian

Phrases ending with the word Illinois:

  1. Euphyes Illinois
  2. Exyston Illinois
  3. Hesperia Illinois
  4. capital of illinois

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Illinois

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Google previewNumerology (1997)

Or, What Pythagoras Wrought by Underwood Dudley

using the best numerological principles, that Illinois is the golden state. The telephone area code 618 (l/<p = .618. . .) and the ...

Google previewGeology Underfoot in Illinois (1997)

by Ray Wiggers

Preface Illinois is a flat and boring state, pure and simple. It's a place to get through as quickly as possible. It is nothing but cornfields and crowded expressways. If you want to see beautiful scenery, go somewhere else. If you're interested in ...

Google previewReleasing The Prophetic Destiny Of A Nation (2011)

Discovering How Your Future Can Be Greater Than Your Past by Dutch Sheets, Chuck Pierce

Illinois is a Horeb place. Mount Horeb is the same as Mount Sinai. These were used interchangeably in Scripture. Moses went up and received the laws, the government, there; the patterns or plans of God were given there. The Lord said ...

Google previewBasic Illinois Government (1993)

A Systematic Explanation by David Kenney, Barbara L. Brown

Downstate The contribution that downstate makes to the political landscape of Illinois is the key to understanding statewide...

Downstate Illinois is a blending of solidly Republican and equally solidly Democratic areas that combine to make a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environment and Society (2007)

FIVE-VOLUME SET by Paul Robbins

In the far northwest corner of Illinois is an area that...

Google previewIllinois Wines and Wineries (2014)

The Essential Guide by Clara Orban

Illinois is a relative newcomer to the tradition of wine ...

Google previewHistorical Encyclopedia of Illinois (1903)

by William A. Lorimer

gerly, Eighth Illinois Cavalry; Silas Valentine, Fourteenth Illinois Cavalry; W. D. Swift andJohn Stevenson, Ninth Iowa Cavalry; G. L. Moore, Second Iowa Cavalry ; H. M. Boone, First Colorado Infantry; Eli C. Crosley, First Mississippi Marine ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Disasters (2007)

Environmental Catastrophes and Human Tragedies by Angus Macleod Gunn

lllinois/lndiana/Missouri tornado March 18, 1925 Three states were affected, Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana The main locations hit in the course of the three- state rampage were Ellington, Missouri, southern Illinois, and Princeton, Indiana Widely ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Antique American Clocks (2004)

by C H Wendel

Annawan Antique Alley Mary Wheeler Annawan, Illinois Antique America Cheryle Fry Davenport, Iowa Antique & Specialty Center Don and Sharon Hanebuth Anchorage, Alaska Shafer & Sons Clock Co. Antique Mall Rockford, Illinois Antique ...

Google previewNorth Carolina Biographical Dictionary (2000)

by Jan Onofrio

graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1911; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Muskogee, Oklahoma; moved to Quincy, Illinois, in 1913 and continued the practice of ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of the Civil War (2011)

by William L. Barney

• Political party: Democrat • Education: sporadic schooling in private academics • Government service: Illinois state attorney, 1834–35; Illinois House of ...

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Small photo of Roscoe, Illinois / USA - March 30, 2018: The letters RB etched into a bench at a forest preserve in northern Illinois.Small photo of CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA - MARCH 2016: Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Theater as a symbol of the cityIt is the first free municipal cultural center and one of the most comprehensive arts showcases in US.Small photo of Durand, Illinois / USA - December 19 2017: An educational pelican at a wildlife rehabilitation center in northern Illinois.Small photo of Chicago, Illinois in the United States. City skyline with skyscrapers.Small photo of Over looking the historic I & M Canal on a Spring afternoon. LaSalle, Illinois, USASmall photo of Springfield Illinois - Old State Capital BuildingSmall photo of Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois More...

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Quotes about Illinois

There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen. (James Lovell)
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Scrabble value of I1L1L1I1N1O1I1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 8 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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