What does Florida mean?

Definitions for Florida
ˈflɔr ɪ də, ˈflɒr-Flori·da

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Florida, Sunshine State, Everglade State, FL(noun)

    a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

Wiktionary

  1. Florida(ProperNoun)

    A southeast state of the United States of America. Capital: Tallahassee; largest city: Jacksonville.

    Etymology: From Pascua Florida, meaning "flowery Easter."

Freebase

  1. Florida

    Florida is a state in the southeastern region of the United States, bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida. Florida is the 22nd most extensive, the 4th most populous, and the 8th most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state capital is Tallahassee, the largest city is Jacksonville, and the largest metropolitan area is the Miami metropolitan area. Much of Florida is a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. Its geography is notable for a coastline, omnipresent water and the threat of hurricanes. Florida has the longest coastline in the contiguous United States, encompassing approximately 1,350 miles, and is the only state that borders both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Much of the state is at or near sea level and is characterized by sedimentary soil. The climate varies from subtropical in the north to tropical in the south. Some of its most iconic animals, such as the American alligator, crocodile, Florida panther and the manatee, can be found in the Everglades National Park. Since the first European contact was made in 1513 by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León – who named it La Florida upon landing there during the Easter season, Pascua Florida – Florida was a challenge for the European colonial powers before it gained statehood in the United States in 1845. It was a principal location of the Seminole Wars against the Indians, and racial segregation after the American Civil War. Today, it is distinguished by its large Hispanic community, and high population growth, as well as its increasing environmental concerns. Its economy relies mainly on tourism, agriculture, and transportation, which developed in the late 19th century. Florida is also known for its amusement parks, the production of oranges, and the Kennedy Space Center.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Florida

    "Land of Flowers," the most southern of the American States, forms a bold peninsula on the E. side of the Gulf of Mexico, and has on its eastern shore the Atlantic; has a coast-line of 1150 m.; the chief physical feature is the amount of water surface, made up of 19 navigable rivers and lakes and ponds to the number of 1200, besides swamps and marshes; the climate is, however, equable, and for the most part healthy; fruit-growing is largely engaged in; the timber trade flourishes, also the phosphate industry, and cotton and the sugar-cane are extensively cultivated; a successful business in cigar-making has also of recent years sprung up, and there are valuable fisheries along the coast; Florida was admitted into the Union in 1845; the capital is Tallahassee.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. florida

    One of the United States of America, which was discovered by Sebastian Cabot, in the year 1497. Its conquest was accomplished by the Spaniards in 1539. It was plundered by Sir Francis Drake in 1585; and by Davis, a buccaneer, in 1665. It was invaded by the British in 1702; and again by Gen. Oglethorpe in 1740. In 1763 it was ceded to Britain, but in 1781 was recovered by Spain, and confirmed to her by the peace of 1783. In 1821 it was purchased from Spain by the United States. A war with the Seminole Indians commenced in 1835. After great trouble and expense they were subdued and emigrated to the Indian Territory in 1842. In 1839 its constitution was formed, and in 1845 it was admitted into the Union. Florida seceded from the Union on January 10, 1861, and was one of the first to return to the Union, October 25, 1865.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Florida

    Named by Ponce de Leon from the twofold circumstance of his landing upon it on Pascua Florida, or Easter Sunday, and the luxuriance of its vegetation.

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How to say Florida in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Florida in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Florida in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Florida in a Sentence

  1. Doug Guetzloe:

    It certainly had a chilling effect, gov. Bush made it clear to everyone that he was not interested in having casinos in the state of Florida ... the word definitely went through.

  2. John Kasich and Marco Rubio:

    I believe with all my heart that the winner of the Florida primary next Tuesday will be the nominee of the Republican Party, and I need your help. I need your vote.

  3. Kelly Smallridge:

    When the governor went after these institutes to come to Florida, we didn’t realize the amount of infrastructure that needed to be in place, you don’t just go and pluck two institutes and put them in a county and expect the industry overall to thrive and for companies to flock here.

  4. Ron DeSantis:

    Theres no need to be fearful, there have been way more infections than documented cases, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday.

  5. John Minadakis:

    Business has in fact been affected by the recent events. Our online nationwide crab cake shipping orders have doubled. On-site business is up 30 percent, we have hard-working American citizens jumping on planes and flying to our family restaurant for lunch and dinner. I’ve met families from Montana, Memphis, Iowa, Florida, and everywhere in between!

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