chicago


noun

  1. JudyJudy Cohen, born 1939, U.S. artist, author, and educator.
  2. a city in NE Illinois, on Lake Michigan: second largest city in the U.S.
  3. a river formed in Chicago that flows through downtown and, as engineered, to the Des Plaines River: part of the Illinois Waterway.

noun

  1. a port in NE Illinois, on Lake Michigan: the third largest city in the US; it is a major railway and air traffic centre. Pop: 2 869 121 (2003 est)
n.

town founded in 1833, named from a Canadian French form of an Algonquian word, either Fox /sheka:ko:heki “place of the wild onion,” or Ojibwa shika:konk “at the skunk place” (sometimes rendered “place of the bad smell”). The Ojibwa “skunk” word is distantly related to the New England Algonquian word that yielded Modern English skunk (n.). Related: Chicagoan.

Largest city in Illinois; located on Lake Michigan.

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