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Powhatan (Indian chieftain)

Definition:

Indian chief and founder of the Powhatan confederacy of tribes in eastern Virginia; father of Pocahontas (born: about 1550 – died: 1618)

Class:

person noun (people)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Wahunsonacock

Etymology:

After "Powhatan".
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of Powhatan...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Chief Powhatan | Wahunsenacawh
(Born: – Died: 1618)

the paramount chief of Tsenacommacah, an alliance of Algonquian-speaking Virginia Indians in the Tidewater region of Virginia at the time English settlers landed at Jamestown in 1607. Powhatan, who led the main political and military power facing the ... (38 of 1956 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Chief Powhatan

Merriam-Webster:

Powhatan | Wa-hun-sen-a-cawh | Wahunsonacock | father of Pocahontas
(Born: about 1550 – Died: 1618)

American Indian chief (3 of 18 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/powhatan

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Powhatan [North American Indian confederacy]

confederacy of at least 30 Algonquian-speaking North American Indian tribes that once occupied most of what is now tidewater Virginia, the eastern ... (22 of 201 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/473423​/Powhatan

Powhatan [American Indian chief] | Wahunsenacah [synonym] | Wahunsenacawh [synonym]
(Died: April 1618, Virginia [U.S.])

North American Indian leader, father of Pocahontas. He presided over the Powhatan empire at the time the English established the Jamestown Colony. ... (22 of 464 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/473420​/Powhatan

Collins Dictionary:

Powhatan | American Indian name "Wahunsonacock" Powhatan
(Died: 1618)

American Indian chief of a confederacy of tribes; father of Pocahontas (11 of 226 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/powhatan

American Heritage Dictionary:

Powhatan | Powhatans [plural] | Wahunsonacock. [originally, sense-specific]

Algonquian leader who founded the Powhatan confederacy and maintained ... | A confederacy of Native American peoples of eastern Virginia in the 16th ... (22 of 81 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/powhatan

Oxford Dictionary:

Powhatan [entry 1] | Powhatans [related]

a member of an American Indian people of eastern Virginia. | the extinct Algonquian language of the Powhatan. | relating to the Powhatan or their ... (23 of 51 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Powhatan

Powhatan [entry 2]

Syllabification: (Pow·ha·tan) Entry from United States Dictionary | (about 1550-1618) , Algonquian Indian chief; Indian name Wahunsonacock. He was the ... (19 of 71 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Powhatan--2

Random House Dictionary:

Powhatan | Powhatans [plural]

a member of any of the Indian tribes belonging to the Powhatan Confederacy. | the Eastern Algonquian language spoken by the Powhatan people. | about ... (23 of 55 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/powhatan

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Powhatan
(Died: 1618)

Native North American chief of the Powhatan tribe in Virginia, whose personal name was Wahunsonacock. He greatly extended the dominion of the Powhatan ... (23 of 47 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/people​/A​0839956​.html

New World Dictionary:

Powhatan
(Born: about 1550 – Died: 1618)

Algonquian Indian chief in eastern Virginia: father of "Pocahontas" (9 of 13 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/powhatan

Wiktionary:

Algonquin | Algonquins [plural] | Algonkin [sense-specific]

A member of an aboriginal North American people closely related to the Odawa and Ojibwe, and living mainly in Quebec. | The language spoken by the Algonquins, a transitional language between Ojibwe and Abenaki. (33 of 43 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Algonquin

Encarta Dictionary:

Algonquin [entry 1] | Algonquins [plural] | Algonkin: Algonkin [plural] | Algonkin: Algonkins [plural] | Algonkin [plural] | Algonkins [plural]

a member of a group of Native North American peoples living along the ... | a Native North American language spoken in Quebec and Ontario. Native ... (25 of 88 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861584645​/definition​.html  [offline]

Algonquin [entry 2]

village in northeastern Illinois. Population: 29,886 (2006). (7 of 16 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861584646​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

Powhatan | Powhatans [plural]

Origin: After "Powhatan".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/powhatan

Oxford Dictionary:

Powhatan [entry 1]

Origin: Virginia Algonquian

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Powhatan

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

Powhatan | American Indian name "Wahunsonacock" Powhatan

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "Powhatan"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Powhatan"

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the Free Dictionary:

Powhatan

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Powhatan"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Powhatan"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Powhatan" by speech synthesizer

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Powhatan

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Powhatan"

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YourDictionary Audio:

Powhatan

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Powhatan" by speech synthesizer

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