What does Arkansas mean?

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ˈɑr kənˌsɔ; for 2 also ɑrˈkæn zəsArkansas

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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


  1. Arkansas(ProperNoun)

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

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


  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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. arkansas

    One of the Southwestern States of the Union. It was settled by the French in 1685, and formed a part of the great tract purchased from the French in 1803 under the name of Louisiana Territory. It was organized as a Territory in 1819, and admitted as a State in 1836. Arkansas passed an ordinance of secession March 4, 1861; was the scene of several engagements during the civil war, and suffered its share of the hardships of that eventful period. The battles of Pea Ridge and Fayetteville were fought in its territory; Arkansas Post was captured in 1863; and Helena and Little Rock were taken the same year.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Arkansas

    The same as Kansas, “smoky water,” with the French suffix arc, a bow.

How to pronounce Arkansas?

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How to say Arkansas in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Arkansas in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Arkansas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Arkansas in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    That was a rough one. Was not easy with all the traffic and all the problems and mechanical and everything else, so someone ... my guy says, 'Oh that's OK, we can go back to New York, Mr. Trump, we'll come another day.' I said, 'There's no way, I love Arkansas, there's no way, there's no way.'.

  2. Asa Hutchinson:

    It’s really extraordinary that five rivers have breached their banks and there’s substantial flooding in multiple counties in Northeast Arkansas, as a result of that I’ve declared a state of emergency in about 20 counties in the state.

  3. United States:

    The number of US states carrying out executions increased from five in 2016 to eight, with Arkansas, Ohio and Virginia resuming executions after a hiatus, four states -- Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri and Nebraska -- as well as United States federal courts, imposed death sentences in 2017, after a hiatus, bringing the number of US states imposing death sentences to 15.

  4. Secretary Perdue:

    I want your farmers in Arkansas to know that the resources of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be at their disposal, our people are already on the ground with the FSA (Farm Service Agency).

  5. Ted Cruz:

    I salute both the legislature in Indiana and the legislature in Arkansas for passing strong bills protecting religious liberty.

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