- state in S central United States. 53,103 sq. mi. (137,537 sq. km). Capital: Little Rock. Abbreviation: AR (for use with zip code), Ark.
- a river flowing E and SE from central Colorado into the Mississippi in SE Arkansas. 1450 miles (2335 km) long.
Examples from the Web for arkansas
And now, similarly, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee: "Bend over and take it like a prisoner!"Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!
January 8, 2015
As zealots poured in from Arkansas and Mississippi, a wire service reporter got punched in the ribs.The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
January 3, 2015
Recall how Clinton returned to Arkansas from the campaign trail to preside over the execution of a mentally disabled man.President Cuomo Would’ve Been a Lion
January 2, 2015
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.
Between the Red River and the Arkansas there is at present no nation.
Besides the Arkansas, some authors place other nations upon their river.
“Well—neither am I,” said the man from Arkansas, complacently.Louisiana Lou
William West Winter
In the northern part of Arkansas we come to the foothills of the Ozarks.The Negro Farmer
About 45 families left Bobo for Arkansas, and 15 families went to the North.Negro Migration during the War
Emmett J. Scott
- (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)Abbreviation: Ark., (with zip code) AR
- (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)
Word Origin and History for arkansas
organized as a U.S. territory 1819 (admitted as a state 1836), named for the Arkansas River, which was named for a Siouan tribe.
The spelling of the term represents a French plural, Arcansas, of a name applied to the Quapaw people who lived on the Arkansas River; their name was also written in early times as Akancea, Acansea, Acansa (Dickinson, 1995). This was not the name used by the Quapaws themselves, however. The term /akansa/ was applied to them by Algonquian speakers; this consists of /a-/, an Algonquian prefix found in the names of ethnic groups, plus /kká:ze, a Siouan term refering to members of the Dhegiha branch of the Siouan family. This stem is also the origin for the name of the Kansa tribe and of the state of Kansas; thus the placenames Arkansas and Kansas indirectly have the same origin. [William Bright, "Native American Placenames of the United States," 2004]