- a state in SW United States. 113,909 sq. mi. (295,025 sq. km). Capital: Phoenix. Abbreviation: AZ (for use with zip code), Ariz.
Examples from the Web for arizona
Normality, domesticity, ease, in the blazing Arizona desert.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
Immediately, there was a national groundswell of voices calling for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto the bill.Corporations Are No Longer Silent on LGBT Issues
December 24, 2014
The 2008 Republican presidential nominee and longtime Arizona senator has long had a cordial relationship with Hillary Clinton.Remember When Republicans Loved Hillary Clinton?
December 1, 2014
At least five (in Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, and Utah) have already been announced.
Of course, conservative activists took a beating when they tried this in Arizona last year.
Arizona had vacated his favorite seat, and was now holding the floor.
The ninth, Arizona, barely escaped with his life a little while ago.
Arizona ceased plastering the soap on his saddle and stood erect.
There was a low murmur, and Arizona raised a pair of fierce eyes to his face.
It was Arizona who spoke least and rendered most assistance.
- a state of the southwestern US: consists of the Colorado plateau in the northeast, including the Grand Canyon, divided from desert in the southwest by mountains rising over 3750 m (12 500 ft). Capital: Phoenix. Pop: 5 580 811 (2003 est). Area: 293 750 sq km (113 417 sq miles)Abbreviation: Ariz., (with zip code) AZ
Word Origin and History for arizona
1861, originally as the name of a breakaway Confederate region of southern New Mexico; organized roughly along modern lines as a U.S. territory in 1863. From Spanish Arizonac, probably from a local name among the O'odham (Piman) people meaning "having a little spring." Alternative theory is that it derives from Basque arizonak "good oaks."