What does Idaho mean?

Definitions for Idaho
ˈaɪ dəˌhoʊIda·ho

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Idaho, Gem State, IDnoun

    a state in the Rocky Mountains


  1. Idahonoun

    An Idaho potato.

  2. Idahonoun

    A Capital: Boise.

  3. Etymology: When a name was being selected for new territory, eccentric lobbyist George M. Willing suggested "Idaho," which he claimed was a Native American term meaning "gem of the mountains". It was later revealed Willing had made up the name himself.


  1. Idaho

    Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. Idaho is the 14th most expansive, the 39th most populous, and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 United States. The state's largest city and capital is Boise. Residents are called "Idahoans". Idaho was admitted to the Union on July 3, 1890, as the 43rd state. Idaho is a mountainous state with an area larger than that of all of New England. It is landlocked, surrounded by the states of Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and the Canadian province of British Columbia. However, the network of dams and locks on the Columbia River and Snake River make the city of Lewiston the farthest inland seaport on the Pacific coast of the contiguous United States. Idaho's nickname is the "Gem State", because nearly every known type of gemstone has been found here. In addition, Idaho is one of only two places in the world where star garnets can be found in any significant quantities, the other being India. Additionally Idaho is sometimes called the "Potato State" owing to its popular crop. The state motto is Esto Perpetua.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Idaho

    one of the north-western States of the American Union, surrounded by Washington and Oregon in the W., Nevada and Utah in the S., Wyoming in the E., and Montana, from which it is separated by a branch of the Rocky Mountains, in the NE., the short northern boundary touches Canada; the country is traversed by lofty mountain ranges cut up into deep river valleys and cañons, is extremely rugged in its northern parts, and chiefly useful for cattle-raising; there is a plateau in the centre, some arid prairie land in the S., and lake districts in the N. and in the SE.; grain farming is restricted to fringes along the river banks; the Snake River flows through the whole S.; silver, lead, gold, and copper mines are wrought successfully, and coal is found; the State was admitted to the Union in 1890; a fifth of the population are Mormons; there are still 4000 Indians. Boisé City (2) is the capital. Iddesleigh, Earl Of

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. idaho

    A Territory of the United States, bounded on the north by the British possessions, on the east by Montana and Dakota, and on the south by Nevada and Utah. It was organized in 1863, and has frequently been the scene of Indian troubles.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Idaho in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Idaho in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Idaho in a Sentence

  1. Carrie Flaxman:

    Idaho law is very, very different than Texas' with respect to being able to sue the state, under Idaho law, it is very clear that people whose constitutional rights are violated -- as are Planned Parenthood and Dr. Caitlin Gustafson, and in particular, our patients -- can go to court and sue the state.

  2. Layne McInelly:

    The passage of HB 377 and the accompanying insinuations about Idaho teachers are very disappointing, this is a' monster under the bed' problem brought about by a false and misleading narrative that some legislators have willfully conflated. They aim to diminish the public's trust in our teachers and schools, just to come back next year and push to privatize education.

  3. Paulette Jordan:

    I was raised by the community of The Idaho. I was raised by the land, it's my turn, my responsibility to take on this government that has sat idle and disserved the public. The citizens of The Idaho deserve better. We're saying we're not here to be a part of the status quo or the establishment. That's how we in The Idaho are as a people. We are fiercely independent. That needs to be driven back into our government. It needs to work for us, not against us.

  4. Joe Trippi:

    Her running the way she has, in defense of rural The Idaho and defending it against the elites in Washington, has been a message that could prove very successful, does she win ? Does she do significantly better than previous Democrats in The Idaho ? If so, The Idaho would be The Idaho and we'll all be thinking differently about how best to reach out to voters we haven't been able to carry before. There were a whole lot of people who thought we couldn't do The Idaho in Alabama. We did.

  5. John Stephenson:

    We believe it came from the larger wolf populations to the east, from Idaho and northeast Oregon, because those are the areas where we have established wolf populations, but we don’t know.

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