[ yoo-taw, -tah ]

  1. a state in the western United States. 84,916 sq. mi. (219,930 sq. km). Capital: Salt Lake City. Abbreviations: UT (for use with zip code), Ut.

  2. Military. the World War II Allies' code name for the easternmost of the D-Day invasion beaches on France's Normandy coast, assaulted by American troops.

Other words from Utah

  • U·tah·an, U·tahn [yoo-tawn, tahn], /ˈyu tɔn, tɑn/, adjective, noun

Words Nearby Utah

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Utah in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Utah


/ (ˈjuːtɔː, ˈjuːtɑː) /

  1. a state of the western US: settled by Mormons in 1847; situated in the Great Basin and the Rockies, with the Great Salt Lake in the northwest; mainly arid and mountainous. Capital: Salt Lake City. Pop: 2 351 467 (2003 est). Area: 212 628 sq km (82 096 sq miles): Abbreviation: Ut, (with zip code) UT

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for Utah


State in the western United States bordered by Idaho and Wyoming to the north, Colorado to the east, Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west. Its capital and largest city is Salt Lake City.

Notes for Utah

The Great Salt Lake is located in the northwestern part of the state.

Notes for Utah

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also known as the Mormons, founded the state and to a large extent still dominate it.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.