Main definitions of Wisconsin in English

: Wisconsin1Wisconsin2

Wisconsin1

proper noun

  • A state in the northern US that borders on lakes Superior (in the northwest) and Michigan (in the east); population 5,627,967 (est. 2008); capital, Madison; statehood, May 29, 1848 (30). Ceded to Britain by the French in 1763 and acquired by the US in 1783 as part of the former Northwest Territory, it was the site of the Black Hawk War, the last armed Indian resistance to white settlement in the area, in 1832.

Pronunciation:

Wisconsin

/wəˈskänsən/

Main definitions of Wisconsin in English

: Wisconsin1Wisconsin2

Wisconsin2

noun

Geology
  • 1[usually as modifier] The last (or last two) of the Pleistocene glaciations of North America, approximating the Weichsel of northern Europe.

    1. 1.1 The system of deposits laid down during the Wisconsin glaciation.

Pronunciation:

Wisconsin

/wəˈskänsən/