Nevada

[ nuh-vad-uh, -vah-duh ]
/ nəˈvæd ə, -ˈvɑ də /

noun

a state in the W United States. 110,540 sq. mi. (286,300 sq. km). Capital: Carson City. Abbreviation: NV (for use with zip code), Nev.

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OTHER WORDS FROM Nevada

Ne·vad·an, Ne·vad·i·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nevada

Nevada
/ (nɪˈvɑːdə) /

noun

a state of the western US: lies almost wholly within the Great Basin, a vast desert plateau; noted for production of gold and copper. Capital: Carson City. Pop: 2 241 154 (2003 est). Area: 284 612 sq km (109 889 sq miles)Abbreviation: Nev., (with zip code) NV
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Cultural definitions for nevada

Nevada

State in the western United States bordered by Oregon and Idaho to the north, Utah and Arizona to the east, and California to the south and west. Its capital is Carson City, and its largest city is Las Vegas.

notes for Nevada

Long known as a center of gambling.
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