- a town in and the capital of Nevada, in the W part.
- a state in the W United States. 110,540 sq. mi. (286,300 sq. km). Capital: Carson City. Abbreviation: NV (for use with zip code), Nev.
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- a city in W Nevada, capital of the state. Pop: 55 311 (2003 est)
- a state of the western US: lies almost wholly within the Great Basin, a vast desert plateau; noted for production of gold and copper. Capital: Carson City. Pop: 2 241 154 (2003 est). Area: 284 612 sq km (109 889 sq miles)Abbreviation: Nev., (with zip code) NV
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Word Origin and History for carson city
U.S. state (organized as a territory 1861, admitted 1864), named for Sierra Nevada mountain range on its western boundary, literally "snowy mountains," from fem. of Spanish nevado "snowy" (see neve).
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Long known as a center of gambling.
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