Louisiana Purchase
geographical name region W central United States between Mississippi River & the Rockies purchased 1803 from France area 885,000 square miles (2,301,000 square kilometers)

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  • Louisiana Purchase — Louisiana Pur|chase the Louisiana Purchase the area of land which the US bought from France in 1803. It covered the land between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains and between Canada and the Gulf of Mexico. The Louisiana Purchase more… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Louisiana Purchase — land bought by the U.S. from France in 1803 for $15,000,000: it extended from the Mississippi to the Rocky Mountains & from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada …   English World dictionary

  • Louisiana Purchase — For other uses, see Louisiana Purchase (disambiguation). Louisiana Purchase Vente de la Louisiane expansion of the United States …   Wikipedia

  • Louisiana Purchase — Der Louisiana Purchase (engl.: Louisianakauf) war der Kauf von 2.144.476 km² Land, das die USA 1803 von Frankreich erwarben. Der Kaufpreis betrug 15 Mio US $ oder 80 Millionen französische Francs (7 US $/km²), was einem heutigen (März 2006)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Louisiana Purchase — (1803)    The 1803 purchase by the United States from France of the land west of the Mississippi River, consisting primarily of the Mississippi and Missouri River basins. The purchase makes up most of what is known as the Great Plains today.… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Louisiana Purchase — Vente de la Louisiane Le territoire vendu dépasse les 2 millions de km² La vente de la Louisiane (en anglais Louisiana Purchase « l achat de la Louisiane ») est la cession par la France de plus de 2 144 476 km²… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Louisiana Purchase — U.S. Hist. 1. a treaty signed with France in 1803 by which the U.S. purchased for $15,000,000 the land extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. 2. the land included in this purchase. * * * …   Universalium

  • Louisiana Purchase — Loui′sian′a Pur′chase n. amh. the territory that the U.S. purchased from France in 1803 for $15,000,000, extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada …   From formal English to slang

  • Louisiana Purchase — /luiziænə ˈpɜtʃəs/ (say looheezeeanuh perchuhs) noun The, a huge territory which the United States purchased from France in 1803, extending from the Mississippi to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada …   Australian English dictionary

  • Louisiana Purchase — noun territory in the western United States purchased from France in 1803 for $15 million; extends from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada • Instance Hypernyms: ↑district, ↑territory, ↑territorial… …   Useful english dictionary

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