Oregon Trail
geographical name pioneer route to the Pacific Northwest about 2000 miles (3219 kilometers) long from vicinity of Independence, Missouri, to the Willamette-Columbia river region; used especially 1842-60

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  • Oregon Trail — Oregon National Historic Trail Besonderheit: Historische Handels und Siedlungsroute des 19. Jahrhunderts über die Rocky …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Oregon Trail — Oregon Trail, the one of the main paths across the US to the western part of the country, used by ↑pioneers (=people who are the first to go and live in an unknown land) in the mid 19th century. The Trail crossed the ↑Great Plains and the ↑Rocky… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Oregon Trail — former route extending from the Missouri River in Mo., northwest to the Columbia River in Oreg., much used by westward migrants ( c. 1840 60): c. 2,000 mi (3,219 km) …   English World dictionary

  • Oregon Trail — For other uses, see Oregon Trail (disambiguation). Oregon Trail The route of the Oregon Trail shown on a map of the western United States from Independence, Missouri (on the eastern end) to Oregon City, Oregon (on the western end) …   Wikipedia

  • Oregon Trail — Piste de l Oregon La Piste de l Oregon est représentée ici en rouge …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Oregon Trail — n. a route used during the U.S. westward migrations, esp. in the period from 1840 to 1860, starting in Missouri and ending in Oregon. ab. 2000 mi. (3200 km) long. * * * Major U.S. route to the Northwest in the 19th century. It stretched about… …   Universalium

  • Oregon Trail — Or′egon Trail′ n. amh. geg a route used during the U.S. westward migrations, esp. in the period from 1840 to 1860, starting in Missouri and ending in Oregon. ab. 2000 mi. (3200 km) long …   From formal English to slang

  • Oregon Trail — /ɒrəgən ˈtreɪl/ (say oruhguhn trayl) noun a route for westward pioneers in the US, starting in Missouri and reaching Oregon, much used in the mid 19th century. About 3200 km long …   Australian English dictionary

  • Oregon Trail — n. a route used during the U.S. westward migrations, esp. in the period from 1840 to 1860, starting in Missouri and ending in Oregon. ab. 2000 mi. (3200 km) long …   Useful english dictionary

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