a state in the southwestern United States. 113,909 sq. mi. (295,025 sq. km). Capital: Phoenix. Abbreviations: AZ (for use with zip code), Ariz.
- Arizonan, Ar·i·zo·ni·an [ar-uh-zoh-nee-uhn], /ˌær əˈzoʊ ni ən/, adjective, noun
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How to use Arizona in a sentence
Just last week, Arizonan Fred McQuire lost his life partner of 45 years—and husband of less than one—to pancreatic cancer.
That wasn't because voters suddenly fell in love with the Arizonan's cuddly smile.
The archetypal Arizonan did not slag the state; he spoke in the language of a real-estate brochure.
All of the Arizonan material is here referred to M. v. brevis.
The change from the large, dark Mexican subspecies to the small, pale Arizonan subspecies is gradual.
Grant felt an undefined tugging of race bonds here in this ring of alien faces, and he backed the Arizonan against the field.Dust of the Desert | Robert Welles Ritchie
British Dictionary definitions for Arizona
a state of the southwestern US: consists of the Colorado plateau in the northeast, including the Grand Canyon, divided from desert in the southwest by mountains rising over 3750 m (12 500 ft). Capital: Phoenix. Pop: 5 580 811 (2003 est). Area: 293 750 sq km (113 417 sq miles): Abbreviation: Ariz., (with zip code) AZ
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Cultural definitions for Arizona
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