a state in the western United States, on the Pacific coast. 158,693 square miles (411,015 square kilometers). Capital: Sacramento. Abbreviations: CA (for use with zip code), Cal., Calif.
- Cal·i·for·nian, adjective, noun
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How to use California in a sentence
But since those rosy scenarios were first floated, the California political scene has grown more crowded.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races | David Freedlander | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Newsom will likely be out if Harris runs since the two are considered allies, California political insiders said.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races | David Freedlander | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Those threats prompted Lozoya to move her family to California for a time until things cooled down, she said in an interview.An Informant, a Missing American, and Juarez’s House of Death: Inside the 12-Year Cold Case of David Castro | Bill Conroy | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Excited, Shaheen wasted no time and began interviewing surgeons, deciding upon Dr. Curtis Crane in Greenbrae, California.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake. | James Joiner | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Before it was split between Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, Baluchistan spread over an area slightly larger than California.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan | Umar Farooq | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I really ought to visit my California estates, and I have always wanted to see that part of America.
I have always rather wanted to visit California, and started for it once upon a time—on my wedding journey.
It was one of those brilliant clear crisp days with which that high plateau can put even California to the blush.
(p. 340) In summer the roads are very dusty in California, and this dust is a disadvantage to the tobacco planter.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
He'll push you all right, and as soon as you have swallowed the California codes you can practise in the courts by courtesy.
British Dictionary definitions for California
a state on the W coast of the US: the third largest state in area and the largest in population; consists of a narrow, warm coastal plain rising to the Coast Range, deserts in the south, the fertile central valleys of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, and the mountains of the Sierra Nevada in the east; major industries include the growing of citrus fruits and grapes, fishing, oil production, electronics, information technology, and films. Capital: Sacramento. Pop: 35 484 453 (2003 est). Area: 411 015 sq km (158 693 sq miles): Abbreviation: Cal., Calif., (with zip code) CA
Gulf of California an arm of the Pacific Ocean, between Sonora and Lower California
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Cultural definitions for California
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