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Nevada

[nuh-vad-uh, -vah-duh]
noun
  1. 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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Related formsNe·vad·an, Ne·vad·i·an, adjective, noun
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Contemporary Examples of nevada

Historical Examples of nevada

  • Right ahead was a stone marker which he knew marked the boundary of 150 Nevada.

    Louisiana Lou

    William West Winter

  • We don't never get much mail from Nevada—not in this office we don't never hardly.

    Galusha the Magnificent

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Goin' way out West, he is, to Nevada; that's where he and his dad live.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • She determined to send the letter to the Nevada home and trust to its being forwarded.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • In Nevada and Arizona irregular areas of suitable elevation.


British Dictionary definitions for nevada

Nevada

noun
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for nevada

Nevada

U.S. state (organized as a territory 1861, admitted 1864), named for Sierra Nevada mountain range on its western boundary, literally "snowy mountains," from fem. of Spanish nevado "snowy" (see neve).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

nevada in Culture

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.

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Long known as a center of gambling.
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