- a city in and the capital of Idaho, in the SW part: built on the site of an army post on the Oregon Trail.
- a state in the NW United States. 83,557 sq. mi. (216,415 sq. km). Capital: Boise. Abbreviation: ID (for use with zip code), Id., Ida.
- a variety of russet Burbank grown in Idaho.
Examples from the Web for boise
And near Boise, he adds, that means many fire towers are still staffed by human observers.Fighting Wildfire With Satellites, Lasers, and Drones
July 9, 2014
Meet Congressman Raúl Labrador: a low-key, second-term, Tea Party-backed 45-year-old from rural Eagle outside Boise.Immigration’s Odd Couple: Two Puerto Rican Congressmen Forge a Deal
May 11, 2013
I corresponded with potential adoptive parents and spent a long weekend in Boise with the frontrunners.A Daughter, Rediscovered on Facebook
Tré Miller Rodríguez
May 13, 2012
All-American Surprise, Ruined This Boise State footballer wins the game, and the girl.Public Marriage Proposals Gone Wrong: The 13 Biggest Fails (VIDEO)
February 14, 2012
And as he told the Boise Weekly in 2008, “If I win, I'll ask for a recount.”The Candidate Named "Pro-Life"
October 31, 2010
Between that ravening surface and the armor skin of the Boise there was nothing.
Size for size, their screens were quite as capable as those of the Boise.
Boise Carson brought it to us years ago, and we looked into it at that time.The Copper Princess
Very likely it was Pinkey, but to-day even Boise Bill would be welcome.
Boise Bill had drawn his six-shooter and Wallie was looking into the barrel of it.
- a city in SW Idaho: the state capital. Pop: 190 117 (2003 est)
- a state of the northwestern US: consists chiefly of ranges of the Rocky Mountains, with the Snake River basin in the south; important for agriculture (Idaho potatoes), livestock, and silver-mining. Capital: Boise. Pop: 1 366 332 (2003 est). Area: 216 413 sq km (83 557 sq miles)Abbreviation: Id., Ida., (with zip code) ID
Word Origin and History for boise
city in Idaho, U.S., from French-Canadian boisé, literally "wooded," from French bois "wood," which (with Italian bosco, Spanish bosque, Medieval Latin boscus) apparently is borrowed from the Germanic root of bush (n.). Medieval Latin boscus was used especially of "woodland pasture."
c.1860, as a place name, originally applied to part of what is now eastern Colorado (Idaho Territory organized 1863; admitted as a state 1890); from Kiowa-Apache (Athabaskan) idaahe "enemy," a name applied by them to the Comanches.