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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Nevada mean? 

NEVADA (noun)
  The noun NEVADA has 1 sense:

1. a state in the western United States

  Familiarity information: NEVADA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

NEVADA (noun)

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A state in the western United States

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Nouns denoting spatial position


Battle Born State; Nevada; NV; Sagebrush State; Silver State

Instance hypernyms:

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

Meronyms (parts of "Nevada"):

Hoover Dam (a large dam built in 1933 on the Colorado River in Nevada)

Lake Tahoe (a lake on the border between Nevada and California west of Carson City; a popular resort area)

Death Valley (a desert area that is part of the Mojave Desert in eastern California and southwestern Nevada; contains the lowest point in North America)

Black Rock Desert (a desert in northwestern Nevada)

Reno (a city in western Nevada at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains; known for gambling casinos and easy divorce and remarriage)

Las Vegas (largest city in Nevada; located in southeastern Nevada; originally settled by Mormons but is now famous for entertainment and gambling and general excess)

capital of Nevada; Carson City (capital of the state of Nevada; located in western Nevada)

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)

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)

Holonyms ("Nevada" 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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