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 Dictionary entry overview: What does AZ mean? 

AZ (noun)
  The noun AZ has 2 senses:

1. the azimuth of a celestial body is the angle between the vertical plane containing it and the plane of the meridian
2. a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon

  Familiarity information: AZ used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

AZ (noun)



The azimuth of a celestial body is the angle between the vertical plane containing it and the plane of the meridian

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes


AZ; azimuth

Hypernyms ("AZ" is a kind of...):

angle (the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians)



A state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position


Arizona; Grand Canyon State; AZ

Instance hypernyms:

American state (one of the 50 states of the United States)

Meronyms (parts of "AZ"):

Glen Canyon Dam (a large dam built in 1964 on the Colorado River in Arizona)

Chihuahuan Desert (a desert in western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and northern Mexico)

Gila Desert (a desert area in southern Arizona)

Mohave; Mohave Desert; Mojave; Mojave Desert (a desert area in southern California and western Arizona)

Painted Desert (a desert on a high plateau in northeastern Arizona)

Sonoran Desert (a desert in southwestern Arizona)

Cataract Canyon (a tributary of the Grand Canyon)

Colorado; Colorado River (an important river in the southwestern United States; rises in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado and flows southwest through Utah into Arizona (where it flows through the Grand Canyon) and then southward through the southern tip of Nevada, then forming the border between California and Arizona and finally into Mexico where it empties into the Gulf of California; the main source of water in the southwestern United States)

Colorado Plateau (a large plateau south and west of the Rocky Mountains; abuts mountains on the north and east and ends in an escarpment overlooking lowlands to the south and west; the Grand Canyon is carved out of the southwestern corner)

Gila; Gila River (a river that rises in western New Mexico and flows westward through southern Arizona to become a tributary of the Colorado River)

Grand Canyon (the enormous gorge of the Colorado River in northern Arizona)

Yuma (a town in southwestern Arizona on the Colorado River and the California border)

Tucson (a city in southeastern Arizona ringed by mountain ranges; long known as a winter and health resort but the population shift from industrial states to the Sunbelt resulted in rapid growth late in the 20th century)

Lake Mead (the largest reservoir in the United States; located in southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona and formed by the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River; the center of a recreational area)

Lake Powell (the second largest reservoir in the United States; located in southern Utah and north central Arizona and formed by the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River)

Grand Canyon National Park (a national park in Arizona including the mile deep canyon of the Colorado River which shows geologic features and fossil plants and animals)

Petrified Forest National Park (a national park in Arizona having the world's largest collection of petrified coniferous trees)

Flagstaff (a town in north central Arizona; site of an important observatory)

Mesa (a city in Arizona just east of Phoenix; originally a suburb of Phoenix)

Nogales (a town in Arizona on the Mexican border opposite Nogales, Mexico)

capital of Arizona; Phoenix (the state capital and largest city located in south central Arizona; situated in a former desert that has become a prosperous agricultural area thanks to irrigation)

Prescott (a town in central Arizona)

Sun City (a residential suburb of Phoenix)

Holonyms ("AZ" is a part of...):

America; the States; U.S.; U.S.A.; United States; United States of America; US; USA (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776)

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