- Las Vegas is a city in Nevada characterized by permissive laws regarding gambling and prostitution.
An example of Las Vegas is a place in Nevada where you go to gamble.
Las Vegas at night seen behind the city sign.
city in SE Nev.: pop. 478,000
Origin of Las VegasSpanish the plains or meadows
A city of southeast Nevada in the northeast Mojave Desert west of Lake Mead. It was developed as a resort in the 1940s and is now a major entertainment center known for its casinos.