What does Nevada mean?

Definitions for Nevada
nəˈvæd ə, -ˈvɑ dəneva·da

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nevada, Silver State, Battle Born State, Sagebrush State, NVnoun

    a state in the southwestern United States

Wiktionary

  1. Nevadanoun

    A Capital: Carson City.

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

Wikipedia

  1. Nevada

    Nevada ( nə-VAD-ə; Spanish: [neˈβaða]) is a state in the Western region of the United States. It is bordered by Oregon to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast, and Utah to the east. Nevada is the 7th-most extensive, the 32nd-most populous, and the 9th-least densely populated of the U.S. states. Nearly three-quarters of Nevada's people live in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas–Paradise metropolitan area, including three of the state's four largest incorporated cities. Nevada's capital is Carson City. Las Vegas is the largest city in the state. Nevada is officially known as the "Silver State" because of 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 (the words "Battle Born" also appear on its state flag); Due to a presidency held by Abraham Lincoln the Union benefited immensely from the support of newly awarded statehood by the infusion of the monetary support of nearly $400 million in silver ore generated at the time by the Comstock load. Known also as the "Sagebrush State", for the native plant of the same name; and as the "Sage-hen State". The name means "snowy" in Spanish, referring to Nevada's small overlap with the Sierra Nevada mountain range; however, the rest of Nevada is largely desert and semi-arid, much of it within the Great Basin. Areas south of the Great Basin are within the Mojave Desert, while Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada lie on the western edge. About 86% of the state's land is managed by various jurisdictions of the U.S. federal government, both civilian and military.American Indians of the Paiute, Shoshone, and Washoe tribes inhabit what is now Nevada. The first Europeans to explore the region were Spanish. They called the region Nevada (snowy) because of the snow which covered the mountains in winter similar to the Sierra Nevada in Spain. The area formed part of Alta California's territory within the Viceroyalty of New Spain, which gained independence as Mexico in 1821. The United States annexed the area in 1848 after its victory in the Mexican–American War, and it was incorporated as part of Utah Territory in 1850. The discovery of silver at the Comstock Lode in 1859 led to a population boom that became 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 first being West Virginia).Nevada has a reputation for its libertarian laws. In 1940, with a population of just over 110,000 people, Nevada was by far the least-populated state, with less than half the population of the next least-populous state, Wyoming. However, legalized gambling and lenient marriage and divorce laws transformed Nevada into a major tourist destination in the 20th century. Nevada is the only U.S. state where prostitution is legal, though it is illegal in its most populated regions – Clark County (Las Vegas), Washoe County (Reno) and Carson City (which, as an independent city, is not within the boundaries of any county). The tourism industry remains Nevada's largest employer, with mining continuing as a substantial sector of the economy: Nevada is the fourth-largest producer of gold in the world. Nevada is the driest state, and over time, and influenced by climate change, droughts in Nevada have been increasing in frequency and severity, putting a further strain on Nevada's water security.

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  1. nevada

    Nevada is a state located in the Western region of the United States. Known for its vast desert landscapes, mountain ranges, and vibrant cities like Las Vegas, which is famous for its nightlife, casinos, and entertainment shows. Nevada is also known for the Hoover Dam, and natural wonders like the Great Basin National Park and Lake Tahoe. The state's economy is heavily influenced by tourism, mining, and cattle ranching. The capital of Nevada is Carson City.

Wikidata

  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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. NEVADA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Nevada is ranked #134712 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Nevada surname appeared 125 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Nevada.

    49.6% or 62 total occurrences were White.
    26.4% or 33 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    15.2% or 19 total occurrences were Asian.
    6.4% or 8 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Anagrams for Nevada »

  1. venada

  2. vedana

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Numerology

  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. Chris Murray:

    That increase in our forecasts is being driven by the big upsurge in, you know, the ones we know about in Florida, Texas, Arizona, California, there's a longer list of states where deaths are going up, as well as hospitalizations. So that includes Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah.

  2. Joe Biden:

    Joe Biden, whose struggling campaign got only a slight boost in Nevada, took an indirect swipe bothBloomberg and Bernie Sanders, who is an independent and not a member of the party hes seeking to represent in November. I aint a socialist. Im not a plutocrat. Im a Nevada Democrats.

  3. Dean Heller:

    President Former President Donald Trump and I worked together for years, president Trump and I've had President Trump and I differences … but needless to say, I helped Former President Donald Trump on Former President Donald Trump agenda, Former President Donald Trump America First agenda. In fact, there's not another Republican in the state in Nevada that did more on the America First agenda than myself. In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, former Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev, speaks during a visit by Vice President Mike Pence at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas. Dean Heller is one of the front-runners in the Nevada GOP primary to take on Governor Sisolak. ( Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP) NEW PUNCHES IN CHINA FISTFIGHT BETWEEN DR. OZ AND DAVID MCCORMICK IN PENNSYLVANIA GOP SENATE RACE Joe Lombardo, meanwhile, is leveraging his law enforcement background as he laps the field in fundraising. The sheriff raised over $ 3.1 million for his campaign so far.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    Eight-five percent of Nevada is owned and regulated by the federal government, and Donald Trump wants to keep big government in charge.

  5. Bob Arum:

    On his pre-fight medical form filled out earlier in the week, Manny's advisors listed the medications that Manny used in training and the medications that might be used on fight night, a few hours before he was expected to step in the ring, when Manny's doctors began the process, the Nevada Commission stopped the treatment because it said it was unaware of Manny's shoulder injury.

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