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Las Vegas

[lahs vey-guh s] /lɑs ˈveɪ gəs/
noun
1.
a city in SE Nevada.
2.
a city in central New Mexico.
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  • "Las Vegas, I'm afraid you're right," said Helen, with growing apprehension.

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  • We put irons on him and started for Las Vegas with him in a wagon.

    The Story of the Outlaw Emerson Hough
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British Dictionary definitions for Las Vegas

Las Vegas

/læs ˈveɪɡəs/
noun
1.
a city in SE Nevada: famous for luxury hotels and casinos. Pop: 517 017 (2003 est)
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Las Vegas in Culture

Las Vegas definition


City in southern Nevada.

Note: A famous gambling and entertainment center.
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