Nevada definition

nə-vădə, -vädə
A state of the western United States. It was admitted as the 36th state in 1864. Part of the area ceded by Mexico to the United States in 1848, it became a separate territory in 1861 after an influx of settlers drawn by the discovery (1859) of the Comstock Lode. Carson City is the capital and Las Vegas the largest city.
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(place) Mountain State of the W U.S.: admitted 1864; 109,826 sq mi (284,448 sq km); cap. Carson City.
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A state of the United States of America Capital: Carson City.
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Origin of nevada

  • From Spanish nevada, "snow-covered."

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