- a state in the NW United States. 97,914 sq. mi. (253,595 sq. km). Capital: Cheyenne. Abbreviation: WY (for use with zip code), Wyo., Wy.
- a city in W Michigan, near Grand Rapids.
Examples from the Web for wyoming
Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah will never come anywhere close to being purple.Dems, It’s Time to Dump Dixie
December 8, 2014
Former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson-- the Simpson half of Simpson-Mazzoli-- blames the Right along with the Left.The Liberal Case Against Illegal Immigration
November 25, 2014
In the other 10 percent of Wyoming, wolf-hunting season opened that same day.
Nobody knows how many, but it was reported that Wyoming plans to put out as many as 60 permits the first season.
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
It is a seedling of Wyoming, which it resembles in fruit and vine and surpasses in both.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
The records of Wyoming and Washington demonstrate this fact.
Wyoming, all hail; the first true republic the world has ever seen!
The effect of woman suffrage upon the people of Wyoming has been good.
No man in Wyoming ever has dared to say that woman suffrage is a failure.
- a state of the western US: consists largely of ranges of the Rockies in the west and north, with part of the Great Plains in the east and several regions of hot springs. Capital: Cheyenne. Pop: 501 242 (2003 est). Area: 253 597 sq km (97 914 sq miles)Abbreviation: Wyo, Wy, (with zip code) WY
Word Origin and History for wyoming
region in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, from Munsee Delaware (Algonquian) chwewamink "at the big river flat," from /xw-/ "big" + /-e:wam-/ "river flat" + /-enk/ "place." Popularized by 1809 poem "Gertrude of Wyoming," set amid wars between Indians and American settlers, by Scottish author Thomas Campbell (1777-1844), who seems to have had a vague or defective notion of Pennsylvania geography. Subsequently applied 19c. to other locations, including a western territory organized July 25, 1868 (admitted as a state 1890); also used in Kansas, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
On Susquehanna's side, fair Wyoming!
Although the wild-flower on thy ruin'd wall,
And roofless homes, a sad remembrance bring,
Of what thy gentle people did befall;
Yet thou wert once the loveliest land of all
That see the Atlantic wave their morn restore.
Sweet land! may I thy lost delights recall,
And paint thy Gertrude in her bowers of yore,
Whose beauty was the love of Pennsylvania's shore!
[Campbell, "Gertrude of Wyoming," 1809]
On the same day there was debate in the Senate over the name for the new Territory. Territories often keep their names when they become States, so we may be glad that "Cheyenne," to be pronounced "Shy-en," was not adopted. "Lincoln" was rejected for an obvious and, no doubt, sound reason. Apparently, nobody had a better name to offer, though there must be plenty of Indian words that could properly be used, and, for the present, the insignificant "Wyoming" is retained. ["The Nation," June 11, 1868]