What does Alabama mean?

Definitions for Alabama
ˌæl əˈbæm əAlaba·ma

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Alabama, Heart of Dixie, Camellia State, AL(noun)

    a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

  2. Alabama(noun)

    a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in what is now the state of Alabama

    "the Alabamas were members of the Creek Confederacy"

  3. Alabama, Alabama River(noun)

    a river in Alabama formed by the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers near Montgomery; flows southwestward to become a tributary of the Mobile River

  4. Alabama(noun)

    the Muskhogean language of the Alabama


  1. Alabama(ProperNoun)

    A state of the United States of America (postal abbreviation AL) in the south-eastern United States with its capital at Montgomery, and Birmingham as its largest city.

    Etymology: From Albaamaha

  2. Alabama(ProperNoun)

    The , which runs through the state of Alabama.

    Etymology: From Albaamaha

  3. Alabama(ProperNoun)

    A Native American tribe originally from central Alabama.

    Etymology: From Albaamaha

  4. Alabama(ProperNoun)

    The language of the Alabama Nation.

    Etymology: From Albaamaha


  1. Alabama

    Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama is the 30th-most extensive and the 23rd-most populous of the 50 United States. At 1,300 miles, Alabama has one of the longest navigable inland waterways in the nation. From the American Civil War until World War II, Alabama, like many Southern states, suffered economic hardship, in part because of continued dependence on agriculture. Despite the growth of major industries and urban centers, white rural interests dominated the state legislature until the 1960s, while urban interests and African Americans were under-represented. Following World War II, Alabama experienced growth as the economy of the state transitioned from one primarily based on agriculture to one with diversified interests. The establishment or expansion of multiple United States Armed Forces installations added to the state economy and helped bridge the gap between an agricultural and industrial economy during the mid-20th century. The state economy in the 21st century is dependent on management, automotive, finance, manufacturing, aerospace, mineral extraction, healthcare, education, retail, and technology.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. alabama

    One of the Southern States of the American confederacy, is bounded on the north by Tennessee, east by Georgia, south by Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, and west by Mississippi. The celebrated exploring expedition of De Soto in 1541 is believed to have been the first visit of the white man to the wilds of Alabama. In the beginning of the 18th century the French built a fort on Mobile Bay, but the city of that name was not commenced till nine years later (1711). In 1763, the entire French possessions east of the Mississippi (except New Orleans) fell into the hands of the English. Alabama was incorporated first with Georgia, afterwards, in 1802, with the Mississippi Territory; but finally, in 1819, it became an independent member of the great American confederacy. In 1813 and 1814 the Creek Indians waged war on the settlers and massacred nearly 400 whites who had taken refuge at Fort Mimms, on the Alabama River. They were, however, soon reduced to subjection by Gen. Jackson, and after their defeat at Horseshoe Bend, March, 1814, the greater portion of their territory was taken from them, and they were subsequently removed to the Indian Territory. On the outbreak of the civil war in 1861, the temporary capital of the Confederate States was established at Montgomery, Ala., but it was soon afterwards removed to Richmond, Va.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Alabama

    Indian for “here we rest.”

How to pronounce Alabama?

  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alabama in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alabama in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Alabama in a Sentence

  1. Steven Taylor:

    He would really be disruptive in the Senate, i really do wonder, if he’s going to be a pain in the rear end most of his time there, would Republicans just as soon have Jones and live with it. Jones is far more liberal than Roy Moore and would probably have a liberal voting record, but being from Alabama, you’d think he’d at least sometimes vote with Republicans.

  2. Zach Adamson:

    I've been taken aback by the mischaracterizations from outside the state of Indiana about what is in this bill. this isn't 1950 Alabama; it's 2015 Indiana.

  3. Zach Adamson:

    This isn't 1950 Alabama; it's 2015 Indiana.

  4. Pete Buttigieg:

    I don't think that you are free in this country if your reproductive health can be criminalized by government, to see in Alabama that if someone is raped and California Sen. Kamala Harris seeks an abortion, the doctor who treats California Sen. Kamala Harris will be penalized with a longer prison term than California Sen. Kamala Harris rapist makes me question whether the discussion about freedom in this country has gone off the rails.

  5. Spencer Hahn:

    Domineque was a devout Muslim and a human being. He was a son, a father, a brother. He wanted equal treatment in his last moments. I am beyond appalled at the willingness of Steve Marshall and the State of Alabama to treat a human being differently because he was part of a religious minority. We are better than this.

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