- a state in the NW United States, on the Pacific coast. 96,981 sq. mi. (251,180 sq. km). Capital: Salem. Abbreviation: Oreg., Ore., OR (for use with zip code).
- a city in NW Ohio.
Origin of Oregon
Examples from the Web for oregon
Electric Swamp Blues How can you possibly find authentic swamp blues in Portland, Oregon?The Best Albums of 2014
December 13, 2014
As southern California turns to desert western Canada could follow Oregon and Washington states as a contender in top class wines.
There was a logic to it – many of the wines were from the Pacific Northwest, principally from Oregon and Washington state.
Cvetkovich claimed her husband had kidnapped her two young children and took off for Oregon in search of Masters.The Godfather of Right-Wing Radio
November 23, 2014
Seventy three percent of students at David Douglas High School in Portland, Oregon are low-income.What It Takes to Fix American Education
November 23, 2014
Take the persons whom Parkman describes in his Oregon Trail.The American Mind
There are in Oregon three classes of women opposed to suffrage.
It is found on the plains from Nebraska to Oregon and south to Mexico.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
The Oregon Trail, it must be remembered, is essentially an ox-team trail.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail
The other vacancy was a mastership in a school in Portland, Oregon.
- a state of the northwestern US, on the Pacific: consists of the Coast and Cascade Ranges in the west and a plateau in the east; important timber production. Capital: Salem. Pop: 3 559 596 (2003 est). Area: 251 418 sq km (97 073 sq miles)Abbreviation: Oreg., (with zip code) OR
Word Origin and History for oregon
1765 as the name of a large river in the west of North America, probably the modern Columbia; of uncertain and disputed origin. It seems to be of Algonquian origin. From 1848 as the name of a U.S. territory (admitted as a state 1859).