a state in the northwestern United States, on the Pacific coast. 96,981 square miles (251,180 square kilometers). Capital: Salem. Abbreviations: OR (for use with zip code), Oreg., Ore.
a city in northwestern Ohio.
- Or·e·go·ni·an [awr-i-goh-nee-uhn, or‐], /ˌɔr ɪˈgoʊ ni ən, ˌɒr‐/, adjective, noun
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How to use Oregon in a sentence
Electric Swamp Blues How can you possibly find authentic swamp blues in Portland, Oregon?
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.
Seventy three percent of students at David Douglas High School in Portland, Oregon are low-income.
Cvetkovich claimed her husband had kidnapped her two young children and took off for Oregon in search of Masters.
Cheap as they are, they are a poorer speculation than even corner lots in a lithographic city of Nebraska or Oregon.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
President Jefferson was also very much interested in the Oregon Country.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
The Oregon boundary was adjusted, and all fear of war between the two countries removed.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
About one o'clock, when she was four miles away, the Oregon sent a huge shell whizzing from one of her great 13-inch guns.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
Kirgan was an old friend, as you might say: he had been on the Oregon building job with us and knew the boss through and through.The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
British Dictionary definitions for 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
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Cultural definitions for Oregon
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