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 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. Mike Wight:

    We're still in a very widely dispersed and intense flooding situation in the eastern third of Nebraska.

  2. 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.

  3. Greg Ibach:

    Unfortunately, Nebraska has joined a long list of states currently dealing with highly pathogenic avian influenza.

  4. Bob Vander Plaats:

    This Nebraska trip might get him in the news a little bit over here, but it’s also probably going to raise questions on why a freshly elected governor is out on the trail and not back home leading. That’s something he’ll have to confront if he chooses to make the race.

  5. Charles Herbster:

    I don't think there's any consultant you can hire that is going to win the race for you, but I have a great team in Kelly Tshibaka Nebraska, and I wouldn't undertake something like this that didn't involve Corey Lewandowski, Kellyanne Conway and Dave.

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