Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.
Utah definition by Webster's New World
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Mountain State of the W U.S.: admitted, 1896; 82,144 sq mi (212,751 sq km); pop. 2,233,000; cap. Salt Lake City: abbrev. UT or Ut
Origin: ; from Spanish Yutta ; from Ute name, literally uncertain or unknown; perhaps hill dwellers
Utah definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Abbr. UT or Ut.
A state of the western United States. It was admitted as the 45th state in 1896. First explored by the Spanish in 1540, the region was settled in 1847 by Mormons led by Brigham Young. Salt Lake City is the capital and the largest city. Population: 2,650,000.
- Uˈtah·an, Uˈtahn adjective & n.
Utah - Cultural Definition
- The Great Salt Lake is located in the northwestern part of the state.
- Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also known as the Mormons, founded the state and to a large extent still dominate it.