flat tableland with steep edges
"the tribe was relatively safe on the mesa but they had to descend into the valley for water"
a city in Arizona just to the east of Phoenix; originally a suburb of Phoenix
Flat area of land or plateau higher than other land, with one or more clifflike edges
" A few more miles of hot sand and gravel and red stone brought us around a low mesa to the Little Colorado."
Origin: First attested 1759, from mesa, from mensa.
a high tableland; a plateau on a hill
Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona and is a suburb located about 20 miles east of Phoenix. Mesa is in the East Valley section of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. It is bordered by Tempe on the west, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community on the north, Chandler and Gilbert on the south, and Apache Junction on the east. As of the 2010 Census Mesa became Arizona's center of population. Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona, after Phoenix and Tucson, the 38th-largest city in the US. The city is home to 439,041 as of 2010, reported by the Census Bureau, making its population larger than more recognizable cities such as Atlanta, Miami, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Greensboro, Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne, St. Louis, Tulsa, Wichita, and Cleveland. Mesa is home to numerous higher education facilities including Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University.
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The numerical value of MESA in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of MESA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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