HyperDic: vicksburg

English > 2 senses of the word Vicksburg:
NOUNlocationVicksburga town in western Mississippi on bluffs above the Mississippi River to the west of Jackson
actVicksburg, siege of Vicksburga decisive battle in the American Civil War (1863)
Vicksburg > pronunciation
Soundsvih'ksberg
Rhymesberg / Berg ... Weinberg: 44 rhymes with erg...
English > Vicksburg: 2 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningA town in western Mississippi on bluffs above the Mississippi River to the west of Jackson; focus of an important campaign during the American Civil War as the Union fought to control the Mississippi River and so to cut the Confederacy into two halves.
Instance oftownAn urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city
Part ofMississippi, Magnolia State, MS, Miss.A state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico
English > Vicksburg: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA decisive battle in the American Civil War (1863); after being besieged for nearly seven weeks the Confederates surrendered.
Synonymsiege of Vicksburg
Instance ofsiege, besieging, beleaguering, military blockadeThe action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
Part ofAmerican Civil War, United States Civil War, War between the Statescivil war in the United States between the North and the South
RegionMississippi, Magnolia State, MS, Miss.A state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico
Spanishasedio de Vicksburg
CatalanSetge de Vicksburg

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