What does Nebraska mean?

Definitions for Nebraska
nəˈbræs kəne·bras·ka

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nebraska, Cornhusker State, NEnoun

    a midwestern state on the Great Plains


  1. Nebraskanoun

    A Capital: Lincoln; largest city: Omaha.

  2. Etymology: Nebraska probably gets its name from the archaic words Ñí Brásge, pronounced [ˌɲĩˈbɾaskɛ] (contemporary Otoe Ñí Bráhge), or the Ní Btháska, pronounced [ˌnĩˈbˡðaska], meaning "flat water," after the Platte River that flows through the state.


  1. Nebraska

    Nebraska ( (listen)) is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is bordered by South Dakota to the north; Iowa to the east and Missouri to the southeast, both across the Missouri River; Kansas to the south; Colorado to the southwest; and Wyoming to the west. It is the only triply landlocked U.S. state.Indigenous peoples, including Omaha, Missouria, Ponca, Pawnee, Otoe, and various branches of the Lakota (Sioux) tribes, lived in the region for thousands of years before European exploration. The state is crossed by many historic trails, including that of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Nebraska's area is just over 77,220 square miles (200,000 km2) with a population of over 1.9 million. Its capital is Lincoln, and its largest city is Omaha, which is on the Missouri River. Nebraska was admitted into the United States in 1867, two years after the end of the American Civil War. The Nebraska Legislature is unlike any other American legislature in that it is unicameral, and its members are elected without any official reference to political party affiliation. Nebraska is composed of two major land regions: the Dissected Till Plains and the Great Plains. The Dissected Till Plains region consists of gently rolling hills and contains the state's largest cities, Omaha and Lincoln. The Great Plains region, occupying most of western Nebraska, is characterized by treeless prairie. Nebraska has two major climatic zones. The eastern two-thirds of the state has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa); a unique warmer subtype considered "warm-temperate" exists near the southern plains, which is analogous to that in Kansas and Oklahoma, which have a predominantly humid subtropical climate. The Panhandle and adjacent areas bordering Colorado have a primarily semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk). The state has wide variations between winter and summer temperatures, variations that decrease moving south within the state. Violent thunderstorms and tornadoes occur primarily during spring and summer and sometimes in autumn. Chinook wind tends to warm the state significantly in the winter and early spring.


  1. nebraska

    Nebraska is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is known for its agricultural output, especially corn and beef, as well as significant landmarks like Chimney Rock National Historic Site and the Sandhills region. The state capital is Lincoln and its largest city is Omaha. Nebraska's name is derived from a Native American word meaning "flat water," referencing the Platte River that flows through the state.


  1. Nebraska

    Nebraska is a state on the Great Plains of the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln. Its largest city is Omaha, which is on the Missouri River. The state is crossed by many historic trails, but it was the California Gold Rush that first brought large numbers here. Nebraska became a state in 1867. There are wide variations between winter and summer temperatures, and violent thunderstorms and tornadoes are common. The state is characterized by treeless prairie, ideal for cattle-grazing, and it is a major producer of beef, as well as pork, corn, and soybeans. Nebraska is overwhelmingly rural, as the 9th least-densely populated state of the United States. Ethnically, the largest group of Nebraskans are German-American. The state also has the largest per capita population of Czech-Americans among U.S. states.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Nebraska

    one of the west central States of the American Union, has Dakota on its N. and Kansas and Colorado on the S., is 1½ times the size of England; in the E. stretches of fertile land yield abundant crops of grain (maize chiefly), hemp, flax, sugar-beet, and tobacco, while in the W. rich prairie pastures favour a prosperous stock-raising; the Platte, Niobrarah, and Republican Rivers follow the eastward slope of the land; Omaha and Lincoln (capital) are the chief centres of the manufacturing industries; climate is dry and bracing; wolves, foxes, skunks, &c., abound, chiefly in the "Bad Lands" of the N.; Nebraska was incorporated in the American Union in 1867.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. nebraska

    One of the Central States of the United States, lying west of the Missouri River. Nebraska formed a part of the great grant of the Mississippi Valley to Crozart in 1712, and was part of the territory included in Law’s celebrated Mississippi scheme. It came into possession of the United States in 1803, as a portion of the Louisiana purchase. In 1804, Lewis and Clarke explored the interior and western parts of the State. In 1854 it was erected into a Territory, and in 1867 admitted as a State.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Nebraska

    Indian for “water valley.” This fertile region is traversed by several shallow rivers.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nebraska in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nebraska in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Nebraska in a Sentence

  1. Ryan Maue:

    This blizzard will further exacerbate flooding in Nebraska with the added insult of heavy snowfall to eventually melt.

  2. Jeff Traylor:

    Illinois is a very coach Bielema-looking team, he’s won three Big Ten championships at Wisconsin and took Arkansas to three bowl games in a row. Watching that Nebraska game, you can tell he’s already made his presence felt at Illinois. They are a good football team.

  3. Vice President Mike Pence.Trump:

    I know that Nebraska Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts is carefully reviewing requests, i'd say to any governor that has not formalized a request to send something directly to your regional representative before the end of the business day.

  4. United States:

    The number of US states carrying out executions increased from five in 2016 to eight, with Arkansas, Ohio and Virginia resuming executions after a hiatus, four states -- Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri and Nebraska -- as well as United States federal courts, imposed death sentences in 2017, after a hiatus, bringing the number of US states imposing death sentences to 15.

  5. Don Bacon:

    Our farmers and ranchers in Nebraska can not take much more and we need to protect our nation's ag economy, it is important that our trade deals promote our state's strong agriculture industry. I also ensured the President's staff knew that tariffs, especially those on ethanol, would have negative impacts on our state.

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