What does arizona mean?

Definitions for arizona
ˌær əˈzoʊ nəari·zon·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Arizona, Grand Canyon State, AZnoun

    a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon

  2. Arizona, genus Arizonanoun

    glossy snake


  1. Arizonanoun

    A state of the United States of America. Postal code: AZ, capital: Phoenix.

  2. Etymology: Unclear. From either Basque artiz ona (good oak) or O'odham alĭ ṣonak (small spring).


  1. Arizona

    Arizona ( (listen) ARR-ih-ZOH-nə; Navajo: Hoozdo Hahoodzo [hoː˥z̥to˩ ha˩hoː˩tso˩]; O'odham: Alĭ ṣonak [ˈaɭi̥ ˈʂɔnak]) is a state in the Southwestern United States. It is the 6th-largest and the 14th-most-populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona is part of the Four Corners region with Utah to the north, Colorado to the northeast, and New Mexico to the east; its other neighboring states are Nevada to the northwest, California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest. Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912. Historically part of the territory of Alta California in New Spain, it became part of independent Mexico in 1821. After being defeated in the Mexican–American War, Mexico ceded much of this territory to the United States in 1848. The southernmost portion of the state was acquired in 1853 through the Gadsden Purchase. Southern Arizona is known for its desert climate, with very hot summers and mild winters. Northern Arizona features forests of pine, Douglas fir, and spruce trees; the Colorado Plateau; mountain ranges (such as the San Francisco Mountains); as well as large, deep canyons, with much more moderate summer temperatures and significant winter snowfalls. There are ski resorts in the areas of Flagstaff, Alpine, and Tucson. In addition to the internationally known Grand Canyon National Park, which is one of the world's seven natural wonders, there are several national forests, national parks, and national monuments. Arizona's population and economy have grown dramatically since the 1950s because of inward migration, and the state is now a major hub of the Sun Belt. Cities such as Phoenix and Tucson have developed large, sprawling suburban areas. Many large companies, such as PetSmart and Circle K, have headquarters in the state, and Arizona is home to major universities, including the University of Arizona and Arizona State University. Traditionally, the state is politically known for national conservative figures such as Barry Goldwater and John McCain, though it voted Democratic in the 1996 presidential race and in the 2020 presidential and senatorial elections. Arizona is home to a diverse population. About one-quarter of the state is made up of Indian reservations that serve as the home of 27 federally recognized Native American tribes, including the Navajo Nation, the largest in the state and the United States, with more than 300,000 citizens. Since the 1980s, the proportion of Hispanics in the state's population has grown significantly owing to migration from Mexico. In terms of religion, a substantial portion of the population are followers of the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).


  1. arizona

    Arizona is a southwestern state in the United States, known for its desert climate, Grand Canyon, native cacti, and rich Native American history. The name "Arizona" is derived from the Spanish interpretation of "arizuma," an Indian word meaning "silver-bearing." Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona is the 6th largest state in terms of land area and the 14th most populous.


  1. Arizona

    Arizona is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western United States and of the Mountain West states. It is the sixth most extensive and the 15th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. The second largest city is Tucson, followed in population by eight cities of the Phoenix metropolitan area: Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Tempe, Peoria, and Surprise. Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912. It is noted for its desert climate in its southern half, with very hot summers and quite mild winters. The northern half of the state features forests of pine, Douglas fir, and spruce trees, a very large, high plateau and some mountain ranges—such as the San Francisco Mountains—as well as large, deep canyons, with much more moderate weather for three seasons of the year, plus significant snowfalls. There are ski resorts in the areas of Flagstaff and Alpine. Arizona is one of the Four Corners states. It has borders with New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, and Mexico, and one point in common with the southwestern corner of Colorado. Arizona has a 389-mile-long international border with the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. arizona

    A Territory of the United States, originally part of New Mexico, organized February, 1803. For many years known for its Indian hostilities, and conflicts between the Indians and U. S. troops; also for frequent terrible massacres of whites.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Arizona

    Indian for “sand-hills.”

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Arizona is ranked #131379 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Arizona surname appeared 129 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Arizona.

    39.5% or 51 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    34.8% or 45 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    19.3% or 25 total occurrences were White.
    4.6% or 6 total occurrences were Black.

Anagrams for arizona »

  1. Zonaria

  2. Azorian

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arizona in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arizona in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of arizona in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Richer:

    This number is immense, and it's something … it's a conversation that probably Arizona needs to have in terms of public policy because this is a number that keeps on growing, it's in many ways, it's wonderful. Arizonans appreciate the … ease of the voting process in that you can just take your early ballot and drop it off on Election Day.

  2. Michelle Ugenti-Rita:

    In Arizona mail-in balloting is very popular, but as you can see a lot of the bills deal with mail-in ballots because mail-in ballots do lend themselves to being exposed to a lot of unintended consequences.

  3. Arizona GOP Chairman Jonathan Lines:

    In light of today's reports detailing Representative David Stringer's comments, I am calling on Representative David Stringer to resign immediately, these words have no place in The Arizona Republican Party, or in our state.

  4. Alex Gulotta:

    The fact that( Arizona lawmakers) are willing to put their names on these democracy-ending bills is a sign of where we're going to go if we don't, as a country, start speaking out against this stuff.

  5. Steve Spangle:

    I felt pressured to reverse my decision... in simplest terms, I was rolled, i made a decision, which was my authority to make in Arizona, and that was overruled by higher-ups in the administration.

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