- 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 idaho
Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah will never come anywhere close to being purple.Dems, It’s Time to Dump Dixie
December 8, 2014
The state of Idaho paid a bounty hunter to kill wolves in the Salmon River country.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
A ‘Christian’ wedding chapel—a private business—in Idaho is suing for the right not to marry gay couples.Refusing to Marry Same-Sex Couples Isn’t Religious Freedom, It’s Just Discrimination
October 23, 2014
No state—not Utah, not Wyoming, not Idaho—has gone nearly that long sending only Republicans to the Senate.A Loss by Pat Roberts in Kansas? Actually, Not So Bizarre
October 3, 2014
Idaho followed Colorado, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah, and Wisconsin in enacting similar measures.The Concealed Carry on Campus Movement Shoots Itself in the Foot
September 3, 2014
The area where it prevails spread last year and took in Utah and Idaho.
Money was raised for the Idaho suffrage campaign, then in progress.
The adoption of equal suffrage has resulted in much good in Idaho.
Another evening a "bad man" from Idaho "blew in" to Weyburn.
Lett walked in and the Idaho man had his gun up in a second.
- 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 idaho
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.