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[ ahr-kuhn-saw; ar-kan-zuhs ]


  1. state in the south central United States. 53,103 sq. mi. (137,537 sq. km). : Little Rock. : AR (for use with zip code), Ark.
  2. a river flowing east and southeast from central Colorado into the Mississippi in southeastern Arkansas. 1,450 miles (2,335 km) long.



  1. ˈɑːkənˌsɔː a state of the southern US: mountainous in the north and west, with the alluvial plain of the Mississippi in the east; has the only diamond mine in the US; the chief US producer of bauxite. Capital: Little Rock. Pop: 2 725 714 (2003 est). Area: 134 537 sq km (51 945 sq miles) AbbreviationArk.with zip codeAR
  2. ɑːˈkænzəs a river in the S central US, rising in central Colorado and flowing east and southeast to join the Mississippi in Arkansas. Length: 2335 km (1450 miles)


  1. State in the south-central United States bordered by Missouri to the north, the Mississippi River to the east, Louisiana to the south, and Texas and Oklahoma to the west. Its capital and largest city is Little Rock .

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One of the Confederate states during the Civil War .

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Other Words From

  • Ar·kan·san [ahr-, kan, -z, uh, n], Ar·kan·si·an [ahr-, kan, -zee-, uh, n], noun adjective

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Example Sentences

On the perimeter, few can match the level of improvement we’ve seen from Chelsea Dungee of Arkansas, already an elite scorer but who has taken her ability to find the right shot, not just the first shot, to another level this season.

Some are anecdotal, such as an Arkansas state senator or a former judge from the North Carolina Supreme Court, both of whom publicly left the party.

Palladino was best known for his work with Clinton, which began soon after Gennifer Flowers came forward during the Arkansas governor’s 1992 presidential campaign, alleging they had a 12-year affair.

Lincoln, Arkansas, for instance, has just shy of 2,500 people.

Richard “Bigo” Barnett, of Arkansas, was quickly identified by his local news station as the man in Pelosi’s office.

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And now, similarly, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee: "Bend over and take it like a prisoner!"

As zealots poured in from Arkansas and Mississippi, a wire service reporter got punched in the ribs.

Recall how Clinton returned to Arkansas from the campaign trail to preside over the execution of a mentally disabled man.

Yet, Arkansas had been marginally healthier than the states surrounding it.

Mike Huckabee, the Fox News host and wannabe presidential contender, was governor of my home state, Arkansas, until 2007.

The Comet started on her first trip up the Arkansas, being the first steam boat that ascended that river.

Then they were to co-operate with an army moving up from Arkansas, and the State would be redeemed.

We will have but little rest until Hindman, who is gathering a large force in northern Arkansas, is thoroughly whipped.

In turn he confided to Mark that his house was what might be called a station between Missouri and Arkansas.

His principal hunting-ground was from the mouth of the Arkansas north to the Tennessee line.


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