Definitions for Arkansasˈɑr kənˌsɔ; for 2 also ɑrˈkæn zəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ar•kan•sasˈɑr kənˌsɔ; for 2 also ɑrˈkæn zəs(n.)

  1. a state in S central United States; 2,673,400; 53,103 sq. mi. (137,537 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Cap.: Little Rock.; Abbr.: AR 3 , Ark. 2

  2. a river flowing E and SE from central Colorado into the Mississippi in SE Arkansas. 1450 mi. (2335 km) long.

    Category: Geography (places)

Ar•kan′san(n.; adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Arkansas, Land of Opportunity, AR(noun)

    a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

  2. Arkansas, Arkansas River(noun)

    a river that rises in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and flows southeast through Kansas and Oklahoma and through Arkansas to become a tributary of the Mississippi River

Wiktionary

  1. Arkansas(ProperNoun)

    A state of the United States of America. Postal code: AR, capital: Little Rock.

  2. Origin: French pronunciation of words in Quapaw and Sioux (akakaze, meaning "land of downriver people" in Quapaw and "people of the south wind" in Sioux).

Freebase

  1. Arkansas

    Arkansas is a state located in the Southern region of the United States. Its name is an Algonquian name of the Quapaw Indians. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta. Known as "the Natural State", the diverse regions of Arkansas offer residents and tourists a variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Arkansas is the 29th most extensive and the 32nd most populous of the 50 United States. The capital and most populous city is Little Rock, located in the central portion of the state, a hub for transportation, business, culture, and government. The northwestern corner of the state, including the Fayetteville–Springdale–Rogers Metropolitan Area and Fort Smith metropolitan area, is also an important population, education, and economic center. The Territory of Arkansas was admitted to the Union as the 25th state on June 15, 1836. Arkansas withdrew from the United States and joined the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Upon returning to the Union, the state would continue to suffer due to its earlier reliance on slavery and the plantation economy, causing the state to fall behind economically and socially. White rural interests continued to dominate the state's politics until the Civil Rights movement in the mid-20th century. Arkansas began to diversify its economy following World War II and now relies on its service industry as well as aircraft, poultry, steel and tourism in addition to cotton and rice.

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