Carson City

Carson City

noun
a town in and the capital of Nevada, in the W part.
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Nevada

[nuh-vad-uh, -vah-duh]
noun
a state in the W United States. 110,540 sq. mi. (286,300 sq. km). Capital: Carson City. Abbreviation: NV (for use with zip code), Nev.

Nevadan, Nevadian, adjective, noun
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Carson City (ˈkɑːsən)
 
n
a city in W Nevada, capital of the state. Pop: 55 311 (2003 est)

Nevada (nɪˈvɑːdə)
 
n
Nev., Abbreviation: NV a state of the western US: lies almost wholly within the Great Basin, a vast desert plateau; noted for production of gold and copper. Capital: Carson City. Pop: 2 241 154 (2003 est). Area: 284 612 sq km (109 889 sq miles)

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Nevada
U.S. state, named for Sierra Nevada mountain range, lit. "snowy mountains," from alt. form of Sp. nevado "snowy" (see neve).
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Nevada definition


State in the western United States bordered by Oregon and Idaho to the north, Utah and Arizona to the east, and California to the south and west. Its capital is Carson City, and its largest city is Las Vegas.

Note: Long known as a center of gambling.
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