What does Arizona mean?

Definitions for Arizona
ˌær əˈzoʊ nəari·zon·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Arizona, Grand Canyon State, AZnoun

    a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon

  2. Arizona, genus Arizonanoun

    glossy snake

Wiktionary

  1. Arizonanoun

    A state of the United States of America. Postal code: AZ, capital: Phoenix.

  2. Etymology: Unclear. From either Basque artiz ona (good oak) or O'odham alĭ ṣonak (small spring).

Wikipedia

  1. Arizona

    Arizona ( (listen) ARR-ih-ZOH-nə; Navajo: Hoozdo Hahoodzo [hoː˥z̥to˩ ha˩hoː˩tso˩]; O'odham: Alĭ ṣonak [ˈaɭi̥ ˈʂɔnak]) is a state in the Southwestern United States. It is the 6th-largest and the 14th-most-populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona is part of the Four Corners region with Utah to the north, Colorado to the northeast, and New Mexico to the east; its other neighboring states are Nevada to the northwest, California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest. Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912. Historically part of the territory of Alta California in New Spain, it became part of independent Mexico in 1821. After being defeated in the Mexican–American War, Mexico ceded much of this territory to the United States in 1848. The southernmost portion of the state was acquired in 1853 through the Gadsden Purchase. Southern Arizona is known for its desert climate, with very hot summers and mild winters. Northern Arizona features forests of pine, Douglas fir, and spruce trees; the Colorado Plateau; mountain ranges (such as the San Francisco Mountains); as well as large, deep canyons, with much more moderate summer temperatures and significant winter snowfalls. There are ski resorts in the areas of Flagstaff, Alpine, and Tucson. In addition to the internationally known Grand Canyon National Park, which is one of the world's seven natural wonders, there are several national forests, national parks, and national monuments. Arizona's population and economy have grown dramatically since the 1950s because of inward migration, and the state is now a major hub of the Sun Belt. Cities such as Phoenix and Tucson have developed large, sprawling suburban areas. Many large companies, such as PetSmart and Circle K, have headquarters in the state, and Arizona is home to major universities, including the University of Arizona and Arizona State University. Traditionally, the state is politically known for national conservative figures such as Barry Goldwater and John McCain, though it voted Democratic in the 1996 presidential race and in the 2020 presidential and senatorial elections. Arizona is home to a diverse population. About one-quarter of the state is made up of Indian reservations that serve as the home of 27 federally recognized Native American tribes, including the Navajo Nation, the largest in the state and the United States, with more than 300,000 citizens. Since the 1980s, the proportion of Hispanics in the state's population has grown significantly owing to migration from Mexico. In terms of religion, a substantial portion of the population are followers of the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

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  1. arizona

    Arizona is a southwestern state in the United States, known for its desert climate, Grand Canyon, native cacti, and rich Native American history. The name "Arizona" is derived from the Spanish interpretation of "arizuma," an Indian word meaning "silver-bearing." Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona is the 6th largest state in terms of land area and the 14th most populous.

Wikidata

  1. Arizona

    Arizona is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western United States and of the Mountain West states. It is the sixth most extensive and the 15th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. The second largest city is Tucson, followed in population by eight cities of the Phoenix metropolitan area: Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Tempe, Peoria, and Surprise. Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912. It is noted for its desert climate in its southern half, with very hot summers and quite mild winters. The northern half of the state features forests of pine, Douglas fir, and spruce trees, a very large, high plateau and some mountain ranges—such as the San Francisco Mountains—as well as large, deep canyons, with much more moderate weather for three seasons of the year, plus significant snowfalls. There are ski resorts in the areas of Flagstaff and Alpine. Arizona is one of the Four Corners states. It has borders with New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, and Mexico, and one point in common with the southwestern corner of Colorado. Arizona has a 389-mile-long international border with the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. arizona

    A Territory of the United States, originally part of New Mexico, organized February, 1803. For many years known for its Indian hostilities, and conflicts between the Indians and U. S. troops; also for frequent terrible massacres of whites.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Arizona

    Indian for “sand-hills.”

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ARIZONA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Arizona is ranked #131379 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Arizona surname appeared 129 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Arizona.

    39.5% or 51 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    34.8% or 45 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    19.3% or 25 total occurrences were White.
    4.6% or 6 total occurrences were Black.

Anagrams for Arizona »

  1. Zonaria

  2. Azorian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Arizona in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Arizona in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Arizona in a Sentence

  1. Anthony Fauci:

    Even in warm weather, like in Arizona and California, we're starting to see resurgences as we open up( after shelter-at-home periods), but I think the chances of there being less of an issue in the end of July and all of August and September are much, much better than if you go into October.

  2. Brad Pugh:

    Later in the summer, July and August, if enhanced monsoon rainfall does occur that could provide at least a temporary relief to the drought across Arizona and New Mexico, unfortunately, the summer months are typically dry for California and the Great Basin, so we would expect drought conditions to persist for those areas through the summer.

  3. Cory Gardner:

    I think we're on the right track in Arizona Republicans.

  4. Doug Ducey:

    The brave men and women of the Arizona National Guard are standing in the gaps, their mission directly contributes to the success of law enforcement officers working to maintain law and order on Arizona’s southern border. I’m grateful to all those who serve our state and are working day and night to keep Arizonans safe.

  5. Miriel Manning:

    Within the current political landscape of Arizona it is critical that Prescott College shows our commitment to education as a human right.

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