Utah

Utah

[yoo-taw, -tah]
noun
1.
a state in the W United States. 84,916 sq. mi. (219,930 sq. km). Capital: Salt Lake City. Abbreviation: UT (for use with zip code), Ut.
2.
Military. the World War II Allies' code name for the easternmost of the D-Day invasion beaches on France's Normandy coast, assaulted by American troops.

Utahan, Utahn [yoo-tawn, tahn] , adjective, noun
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Utah (ˈjuːtɔː, ˈjuːtɑː)
 
n
Ut, Abbreviation: UT a state of the western US: settled by Mormons in 1847; situated in the Great Basin and the Rockies, with the Great Salt Lake in the northwest; mainly arid and mountainous. Capital: Salt Lake City. Pop: 2 351 467 (2003 est). Area: 212 628 sq km (82 096 sq miles)

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Utah
from Sp. yuta, name of the indigenous Uto-Aztecan people of the Great Basin (Mod. Eng. Ute), perhaps from Western Apache (Athabaskan) yudah "high" (in reference to living in the mountains).
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Utah definition


State in the western United States bordered by Idaho and Wyoming to the north, Colorado to the east, Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west. Its capital and largest city is Salt Lake City.

Note: The Great Salt Lake is located in the northwestern part of the state.
Note: 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.
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