- 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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Examples from the Web for nevadan
Ironically, Ensign still has a friend in the U.S. Senate, his onetime rival and fellow Nevadan Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.Tarnished Ensign's Next Move
October 8, 2009
So the Nevadan talked, and I listened and felt at peace with the world.Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories
Florence Finch Kelly
This Comstock fever belongs to Californian rather than to Nevadan history, and is one of the most extraordinary in mining annals.
- a native or inhabitant of Nevada
- 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
Word Origin and History for nevadan
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).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Long known as a center of gambling.
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