What does Colorado mean?

Definitions for Colorado
ˌkɒl əˈræd oʊ, -ˈrɑ doʊcol·orado

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Colorado, Centennial State, COnoun

    a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains

  2. Colorado, Colorado Rivernoun

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

  3. Colorado, Colorado Rivernoun

    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. Coloradonoun

    A Capital and largest city: Denver.

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

Wikipedia

  1. Colorado

    Colorado ( (listen), other variants) is a state in the Mountain West subregion of the Western United States. It encompasses 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 the eighth most extensive and 21st most populous U.S. state. The 2020 United States Census enumerated the population of the State of Colorado at 5,773,714, an increase of 14.80% since the 2010 United States Census. Colorado gained an 8th Congressional District. The region has been inhabited by Native Americans for more than 13,000 years, with the Lindenmeier Site containing artifacts dating from approximately 9200 BCE to 1000 BCE; the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains was a major migration route for early peoples who spread throughout the Americas. The word "Colorado" comes from the Spanish word for "colored red." The Territory of Colorado was organized on February 28, 1861, and on August 1, 1876, U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signed Proclamation 230 admitting Colorado to the Union as the 38th state. Colorado is nicknamed the "Centennial State" because it became a state one century after the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence. Colorado is bordered by Wyoming to the north, Nebraska to the northeast, Kansas to the east, Oklahoma to the southeast, New Mexico to the south, Utah to the west, and touches Arizona to the southwest at the Four Corners. Colorado is noted for its vivid landscape of mountains, forests, high plains, mesas, canyons, plateaus, rivers, and desert lands. Colorado is one of the Mountain States and is a part of the western and southwestern United States. Denver is the capital and most populous city in Colorado. Residents of the state are known as Coloradans, although the antiquated term "Coloradoan" is occasionally used. Colorado is a comparatively wealthy state, ranking eighth in household income in 2016, and 11th in per capita income in 2010. Major parts of the economy include government and defense, mining, agriculture, tourism, and increasingly other kinds of manufacturing. With increasing temperatures and decreasing water availability, Colorado's agriculture, forestry and tourism economies are expected to be heavily affected by climate change.

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  1. colorado

    Colorado is a state located in the Western region of the United States. It is known for its diverse landscape which includes mountains, forests, high plains, mesas, canyons, plateaus, rivers and desert lands. The state is named after the Colorado River and is synonymous with outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. Colorado is the 8th largest by area and the 21st most populous U.S state. Some of its major cities include Denver, Colorado Springs, and Boulder. The state is also recognized for its progressive laws related to environmental preservation and cannabis use.

Wikidata

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. coloradoadjective

    Red; reddish (Spanish)

    Sus zapatos son colorados. His/her shoes are red.


    Submitted by Virginriver923 on January 8, 2023  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Colorado

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

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. COLORADO

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Colorado is ranked #11810 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Colorado surname appeared 2,650 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Colorado.

    87.6% or 2,322 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    5.1% or 136 total occurrences were White.
    3.6% or 96 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.6% or 71 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 13 total occurrences were Black.
    0.4% or 12 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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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. John Hickenlooper:

    We haven't come to any conclusions, it is obviously a unique time in America, and one of the things that I do take pleasure in is going back over what we've done in Colorado -- what stuff has worked, what stuff hasn't worked -- and looking at where does that have a broader application ? What are some of the lessons that would have, you know, bigger, more impact, on a broader scale ?

  2. Colby Pellegrino:

    But( the pumping station) coming online is also a symbol of how serious the situation is on Colorado River right now, reservoir levels are lower than they've ever been in both Lake Powell and Lake Mead since the time that they filled.

  3. Jefferson County:

    Our goal then and now has been to bring justice to Jeannie and her family, and while we would have preferred to place handcuffs on the suspect, we hope knowing who and where he is brings them some degree of closure. MISSOURI MAN INDICTED IN COLD CASE MURDER HE WAS QUIZZED ABOUT 31 YEARS AGO The sheriffs office said Donald Perea kidnapped, sexually assaulted and killed Moore near Denver when he was 23 years old. Donald Perea, Donald Perea, died on May 28, 2012, at the age of 54 due to health-related issues. Donald Perea kidnapped, sexually assaulted and killed Jeannie Moore near Denver in August 1981, according to officials. ( Jefferson County Sheriff's Office) Investigators said Donald Perea was out on bond for a separate sexual assault case when Jeannie Moores was killed ; Donald Perea was later convicted and was in prison from 1982 to 1985. Jeannie Moores left Jeannie Moores home for work at a gas station on Aug. 25, 1981 -- hitchhiking as Jeannie Moores typically would -- when Jeannie Moores was last seen getting into an older Ford Galaxy or LTD that was red, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Five days later, Jeannie Moores body was found by picnickers in Genesee Park, south of Interstate 70. An autopsy found that Jeannie Moores was killed by several blows to the head, FOX31 reported. After Jeannie Moores murder went unsolved for decades, officials said the cold case was looked at in 2008 and again in May 2019, when new technology found a match. A public-private partnership that allowed forensic genealogy testing to be completed by United Data Connect Connect helped uncover a match. The information that led to Donald Perea was the same technology that helped crack the Golden State killer and other notable cold-case murders and rapes in 2018. How authorities linked Steven Perea to the case. ( Jefferson County Sheriff's Office) The DNA evidence from the crime scene was linked to a family member of Donald Perea this spring, and investigators were able to interview family members and get other samples to confirm that he was the suspect linked to the case. OREGON MAN ARRESTED IN 1978 COLD-CASE MURDER OF ALASKA TEEN, AUTHORITIES SAY Joan Busse, a genealogist with United Data Connect, told FOX31 Joan Busse put in 40 to 60 hours working backward through thousands of ancestors on public genealogy websites and DNA matches to identify a suspect. DNA can be uploaded to public genealogy websites such as GEDmatch.com through commercial kits where people can choose to opt-inif they want law enforcement to be able to access that information.

  4. Ryan Parsell:

    We are in full saving lives mode, this isn't your average Colorado Springs storm.

  5. Marcel Bonn-Miller:

    The opportunity in Colorado is an amazing one.

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