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Al·a·bam·a 1

 (ăl′ə-băm′ə)
n. pl. Alabama or Al·a·bam·as
1. A member of a tribe of the Creek confederacy formerly inhabiting southern Alabama and now located in eastern Texas.
2. The Muskogean language of the Alabama.

[Alabama Alba·mo, Alabama person.]

Al·a·bam·a 2

 (ăl′ə-băm′ə) Abbr. AL or Ala.
A state of the southeast United States. It was admitted as the 22nd state in 1819. Alabama was first explored by the Spanish, and the southern section was claimed by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase (1803). Montgomery is the capital and Birmingham the largest city.

Al′a·ba′mi·an (-bā′mē-ən), Al′a·bam′an adj. & n.

Alabama

(ˌæləˈbæmə)
n
1. (Placename) a state of the southeastern US, on the Gulf of Mexico: consists of coastal and W lowlands crossed by the Tombigbee, Black Warrior, and Alabama Rivers, with parts of the Tennessee Valley and Cumberland Plateau in the north; noted for producing cotton and white marble. Capital: Montgomery. Pop: 4 500 752 (2003 est). Area: 131 333 sq km (50 708 sq miles). Abbreviation: Ala or AL (with zip code)
2. (Placename) a river in Alabama, flowing southwest to the Mobile and Tensaw Rivers. Length: 507 km (315 miles)

Al•a•bam•a

(ˌæl əˈbæm ə)

n.
1. a state in the SE United States. 4,447,100; 51,609 sq. mi. (133,670 sq. km). Cap.: Montgomery. Abbr.: AL, Ala.
2. a river flowing SW from central Alabama to the Mobile River. 315 mi. (505 km) long.
Al`a•bam′i•an, Al`a•bam′an, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Alabama - a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of MexicoAlabama - a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
battle of Chickamauga, Chickamauga - a Confederate victory in the American Civil War (1863); Confederate forces under Braxton Bragg defeated Union forces
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - 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
Gulf States - a region of the United States comprising states bordering the Gulf of Mexico; Alabama and Florida and Louisiana and Mississippi and Texas
Confederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States of America, Dixie, Dixieland, South - the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
South - the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line
Deep South - the southeastern region of the United States: South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama and Mississippi and Louisiana; prior to the American Civil War all these states produced cotton and permitted slavery
capital of Alabama, Montgomery - the state capital of Alabama on the Mobile River
Birmingham, Pittsburgh of the South - the largest city in Alabama; located in northeastern Alabama
Decatur - a town in northern Alabama on the Tennessee River
Gadsden - an industrial town in north central Alabama
Huntsville - a city in northern Alabama; center for space research
Mobile - a port in southwestern Alabama on Mobile Bay
Selma - a town in central Alabama on the Alabama river; in 1965 it was the center of a drive to register Black voters
Tuscaloosa - a university town in west central Alabama
Tuskegee - a town in eastern Alabama
Alabama River, Alabama - a river in Alabama formed by the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers near Montgomery; flows southwestward to become a tributary of the Mobile River
Coosa, Coosa River - river that rises in northwestern Georgia and flows southwest through eastern Alabama to join the Tallapoosa River near Montgomery and form the Alabama River
Mobile, Mobile River - a river in southwestern Alabama; flows into Mobile Bay
Mobile Bay - a bay of the Gulf of Mexico; fed by the Mobile River
Tallapoosa, Tallapoosa River - river that rises in northwestern Georgia and flows southwest through central Alabama to join the Coosa River near Montgomery and form the Alabama River
Tombigbee, Tombigbee River - a river that rises in northeastern Mississippi and flows southward through western Alabama to join the Alabama River and form the Mobile River
2.Alabama - a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in what is now the state of Alabama; "the Alabamas were members of the Creek Confederacy"
Creek Confederacy - a North American Indian confederacy organized by the Muskogee that dominated the southeastern part of the United States before being removed to Oklahoma
Muskhogean, Muskogean - a member of any of the peoples formerly living in southeastern United States and speaking Muskhogean languages
3.Alabama - a river in Alabama formed by the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers near MontgomeryAlabama - a river in Alabama formed by the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers near Montgomery; flows southwestward to become a tributary of the Mobile River
Alabama, Camellia State, Heart of Dixie, AL - a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
4.Alabama - the Muskhogean language of the Alabama
Muskhogean language, Muskogean language, Muskhogean, Muskogean - a family of North American Indian languages spoken in the southeastern United States
Translations
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Alabama
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We can't afford to lose whales by the likes of you; a whale would sell for thirty times what you would, Pip, in Alabama.
His journalistic style was climbing, stead- ily; it was already up to the back settlement Alabama mark, and couldn't be told from the editorial output of that region either by matter or flavor.
The experience of FREDERICK DOUGLASS, as a slave, was not a peculiar one; his lot was not especially a hard one; his case may be regarded as a very fair specimen of the treatment of slaves in Maryland, in which State it is conceded that they are better fed and less cruelly treated than in Georgia, Alabama, or Louisiana.
The boasted "tour of the world" was talked about, disputed, argued with as much warmth as if the subject were another Alabama claim.
They tried argument and, at last, persuasion; but there is a difference between one Cape Breton and two Alabama negroes, and the matter was referred to Cheyne by the cook and porter.
A man stood upon a railroad bridge in northern Alabama, looking down into the swift water twenty feet below.
I had never seen him, and I knew little about him, except that he was the head of a school at Tuskegee, Alabama.
One morning in July, 1854, a planter named Williamson, living six miles from Selma, Alabama, was sitting with his wife and a child on the veranda of his dwelling.
Then, plunging into the Gulf of Mexico, it subtends the arc formed by the coast of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana; then skirting Texas, off which it cuts an angle, it continues its course over Mexico, crosses the Sonora, Old California, and loses itself in the Pacific Ocean.
They traveled in this way through the east of the Union, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire; the north and west by New York, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin; returning to the south by Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana; they went to the southeast by Alabama and Florida, going up by Georgia and the Carolinas, visiting the center by Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and Indiana, and, after quitting the Washington station, re-entered Baltimore, where for four days one would have thought that the United States of America were seated at one immense banquet, saluting them simultaneously with the same hurrahs
Americans United, which litigated the case against Moore along with the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama and the Southern Poverty Law Center, expected a ruling in the fall.
The funding will be used to improve safety along Alabama Power's 12 lakes.