What does Colorado mean?

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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


  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.


  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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  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. Decriminalize Denver:

    Nationally, Denver and the state of Colorado have represented the first movers in a revised understanding of the potential benefits of naturally-occurring psychoactive medicines.

  2. Jared Polis:

    I want to thank... my personal support network -- first and foremost, of course, my amazing partner, and the first' first man' in the history of Colorado, Marlon Reis.

  3. Anderson Cooper:

    It’s legal in Colorado – grown adults.

  4. Larry Helmerick:

    We've got hot, dry and windy conditions, large parts of the Rocky Mountain region are in a prolonged drought, and Colorado is especially hard hit.

  5. Election Day.Read MoreELECTION:

    We have an underlying lawsuit where we're saying don't send the postcards ever. So either way, Election Day.Read MoreELECTION know, we'll make sure that Colorado voters understand the correct information, but I just wish the Post Office wouldn't have sent the notices in Colorado when we asked them on Friday.

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