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nəˈvæd ə, -ˈvɑ dəNe·va·da

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nevada, Silver State, Battle Born State, Sagebrush State, NV(noun)

    a state in the southwestern United States


  1. Nevada(ProperNoun)

    A Capital: Carson City.

  2. Origin: * From nevada, "snow-covered."


  1. Nevada

    Nevada is a state in the western, mountain west, and southwestern regions of the United States. Nevada is the 7th most extensive, the 35th most populous, and the 9th least densely populated of the 50 United States. Over two-thirds of Nevada's people live in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas–Paradise metropolitan area where the state's three largest incorporated cities are located. Nevada's capital is Carson City. Nevada is officially known as the "Silver State" due to the importance of silver to its history and economy. It is also known as the "Battle Born State", because it achieved statehood during the Civil War; "Sagebrush State", for the native eponymous plant; and "Sage hen State." Nevada is largely desert and semiarid, with much of it located within the Great Basin. Areas south of the Great Basin are located within the Mojave Desert, while Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada lie on the western edge. Approximately 86% of the state's land is owned by various jurisdictions of the U.S. federal government, both civilian and military. The name Nevada is derived from the nearby Sierra Nevada, which means "snow-capped range" in Spanish. The land comprising the modern state was inhabited by Native Americans of the Paiute, Shoshone, and Washoe tribes prior to European contact. It was subsequently claimed by Spain as a part of Alta California until the Mexican War of Independence brought it under Mexican control. The United States gained the territory in 1848 following its victory in the Mexican-American War and the area was eventually incorporated as part of Utah Territory in 1850. The discovery of silver at the Comstock Lode in 1859 led to a population boom that was an impetus to the creation of Nevada Territory out of western Utah Territory in 1861. Nevada became the 36th state on October 31, 1864, as the second of two states added to the Union during the Civil War.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Nevada

    one of the western States of the American Union, occupying a wide stretch of territory on the Great Plateau or Basin, between the Rocky Mountains on the E. and the Cascades and the Sierra Nevada on the W., has Oregon and Idaho on the N., and California on the S. and W.; elevated, cold, dry, and barren, it offers little inducement to settlers, and is in consequence the least in population of the American States; the great silver discoveries of 1859 brought it first into notice, and mining still remains the chief industry; Virginia City and Carson (capital) are the chief towns; was admitted to the Union in 1864.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. nevada

    One of the Pacific States of the United States. Nevada is a part of the territory ceded to the United States by Mexico in 1848. It was at first a part of California Territory; it was subsequently attached to Utah; in March, 1861, was organized as a Territory; and on October 31, 1864, was admitted as a State.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Nevada

    Spanish for “snowy,” in allusion to the snow-clad mountain ridges of this state.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nevada in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nevada in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Nevada in a Sentence

  1. Mark Bristow:

    I drive trucks past ... processing plants in Nevada, because Gary won't share with me.

  2. Bethany Khan:

    Nevada is an early vote state, i think that trend will stay true in the caucus... This is the first time the union has been an early vote location and this site has seen hundreds of people come through on day one of early vote.

  3. Joe Biden:

    I'm confident we'll win South Carolina. I think we'll win or be in a very tight race, one or two, in Nevada.

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    The Culinary Workers Union's disappointing that Senator Sanders ' supporters have viciously attacked The Culinary Workers Union and working families in Nevada simply because The Culinary Workers Union has provided facts on what certain healthcare proposals might do to take away the system of care we have built over eight decades, s.

  5. Mark Amodei:

    Seriously, you want me to go back and tell the people in my fourth of Nevada 'the Senate will make it better?' what the hell?

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