Definitions for utahˈyu tɔ, -tɑ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
U•tahˈyu tɔ, -tɑ(n.)
a state in the W United States. 2,233,169; 84,916 sq. mi. (219,930 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Cap.: Salt Lake City.; Abbr.: UT, 2 Ut. 2
U•tah•anˈyu tɔn, -tɑn(adj.; n.)
U•tahnˈyu tɔn, -tɑn(adj.; n.)
Utah, Beehive State, Mormon State, UT(noun)
a state in the western United States; settled in 1847 by Mormons led by Brigham Young
A Capital: Salt Lake City.
Origin: yuta from the Ute word entaw or yuta (“diggers of the mountain tops”).
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a territory on the western plateau of the United States, W. of Colorado, traversed by the Wahsatch range, at the foot of which lies the Great Salt Lake, is in extent nearly three times as large as Scotland, and occupied by a population four-fifths of which are Mormons, a territory rich in mines of the precious and useful metals as well as coal; originally wholly a desert waste, but now transformed where the soil has admitted of it, into a fruit-bearing region. Salt Lake City (q. v.) is the capital.