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COLORADO

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Colorado mean? 

COLORADO (noun)
  The noun COLORADO has 3 senses:

1. a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains
2. a river in Texas; flows southeast into the Gulf of Mexico
3. 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

  Familiarity information: COLORADO used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COLORADO (noun)


Sense 1Colorado [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Centennial State; Colorado; CO

Instance hypernyms:

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

Meronyms (parts of "Colorado"):

Mesa Verde National Park (a national park in Colorado containing prehistoric cliff dwellings; semiarid landscape)

South Platte; South Platte River (a tributary of the Platte River)

Mount Sherman; Sherman (a peak in the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado (14,036 feet high))

San Juan Mountains (a mountain range in southwestern Colorado that is part of the Rocky Mountains)

Republican; Republican River (a tributary of the Kansas River that flows from eastern Colorado eastward through Nebraska and Kansas)

Pike's Peak (a mountain peak in the Rockies in central Colorado (14,109 feet high))

North Platte; North Platte River (a river that rises in northern Colorado and flows northward into Wyoming and then eastward and southeastward through Nebraska where it joins the South Platte to form the Platte River)

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)

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)

Arkansas; Arkansas River (a river that rises in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and flows southeast through Kansas and Oklahoma and through Arkansas to become a tributary of the Mississippi River)

Pueblo (a city in Colorado south of Colorado Springs)

capital of Colorado; Denver; Mile-High City (the state capital and largest city of Colorado; located in central Colorado on the South Platte river)

Colorado Springs (a city in east central Colorado on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains; popular tourist center and site of the United States Air Force Academy)

Boulder (a town in north central Colorado; Rocky Mountains resort center and university town)

Rocky Mountain National Park (a national park in Colorado having mountains and lakes and streams and forests)

Holonyms ("Colorado" 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)


Sense 2Colorado [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A river in Texas; flows southeast into the Gulf of Mexico

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

Colorado River; Colorado

Instance hypernyms:

river (a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek))

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

Lone-Star State; Texas; TX (the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico)


Sense 3Colorado [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

Colorado River; Colorado

Instance hypernyms:

river (a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek))

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

Mexico; United Mexican States (a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810)

Arizona; AZ; Grand Canyon State (a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon)

Centennial State; CO; Colorado (a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains)

Battle Born State; Nevada; NV; Sagebrush State; Silver State (a state in the western United States)

Beehive State; Mormon State; UT; Utah (a state in the western United States; settled in 1847 by Mormons led by Brigham Young)


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