What does Colorado mean?

Definitions for Colorado
ˌkɒl əˈræd oʊ, -ˈrɑ doʊColorado

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Colorado, Centennial State, CO(noun)

    a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains

  2. Colorado, Colorado River(noun)

    a river in Texas; flows southeast into the Gulf of Mexico

  3. Colorado, Colorado River(noun)

    an important river in the southwestern United States; rises in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado and flows southwest through Utah into Arizona (where it flows through the Grand Canyon) and then southward through the southern tip of Nevada, then forming the border between California and Arizona and finally into Mexico where it empties into the Gulf of California; the main source of water in the southwestern United States

Wiktionary

  1. Colorado(ProperNoun)

    A Capital and largest city: Denver.

    Etymology: After the Colorado River, and this from Spanish "colorado", coloured, red, reddish, because of the color of its water, some reddish-brown.

Freebase

  1. Colorado

    Colorado is a U.S. state encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. Colorado is part of the Western United States, the Southwestern United States, and the Mountain States. Colorado is the 8th most extensive and the 22nd most populous of the 50 United States. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Colorado was 5,187,582 on July 1, 2012, an increase of +3.15% since the 2010 United States Census. The state was named for the Colorado River, which early Spanish explorers named the Río Colorado for the red colored silt the river carried from the mountains. On August 1, 1876, U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signed a proclamation admitting Colorado as the 38th state. Colorado is nicknamed the "Centennial State" because it was admitted to the Union in 1876, the centennial year of the United States Declaration of Independence. Colorado is bordered by the northwest state of Wyoming to the north, the Midwest states of Nebraska and Kansas to the northeast and east, on the south by New Mexico and Oklahoma, on the west by Utah, and Arizona to the southwest. The four states of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona meet at one common point known as the Four Corners, which is known as the heart of the American Southwest. Colorado is noted for its vivid landscape of mountains, forests, high plains, mesas, canyons, plateaus, rivers, and desert lands.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. colorado

    One of the United States, bounded on the north by Dakota and Nebraska, on the east by Nebraska and Kansas, on the south by New Mexico, and on the west by Utah. In 1857 an exploring party started through its territory, but were driven back by hostile Indians. The country is now, however, being rapidly settled, owing to its great fertility and the presence of auriferous deposits.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Colorado

    The Spaniards gave this name to the state in allusion to its coloured ranges.

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How to say Colorado in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Colorado in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Colorado in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Colorado in a Sentence

  1. Ahmedin Jemal:

    What we didn't expect was that we found the highest proportion in the Midwestern states, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Colorado and South Dakota.

  2. Dan Recht:

    ( Fox News) What keeps the government from overreaching ? what keeps them from going the next step ? And it really is only another step or two, to a national ID where they know everything about you. One of the very first tenets is no national ID, Grassi said of the work NIST is doing. And the mobile driver's license would be no different. Each individual state will still be in control of driver's license information, as they are now, he said. Diane Johanssen manages the driver's license office in Lakewood, Colorado, which took part in field testing Gemalto's product. Everyone wants it right now and I think that the digital license is the wave of the future, personally and professionally, Diane Johanssen said. Diane Johanssen said one of the biggest advantages to going digital would be the ability to update license information remotely. It would basically keep them out of the office, and for all those people with special needs, that are in nursing homes that have an issue to just get to a driver's license office.

  3. Jason Crow:

    The conventional wisdom in a district like mine, in a state like Colorado, is you don't talk about issues like this. I believe that was wrong.

  4. Colorado Republican Cory Gardner:

    Our country needs a new generation of leadership and I believe that Marco Rubio presents this nation with the greatest possibilities and opportunities to meet the challenges of the next generation, after the debate in Colorado I thought Marco did an excellent job framing what I believe to be what Colorado and this country want: somebody they can be excited about, somebody who is looking forward to the future, not looking back at the past.

  5. Jessica Price:

    Steve Reams just haven't been able to get face-to-face time with Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner at all.

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