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Ar·kan·sas(är′kən-sô′) Abbr. AR or Ark.
A state of the south-central United States bordered on the east by the Mississippi River. It was admitted as the 25th state in 1836. The region was explored by members of Hernando de Soto's expedition in 1541 and passed to the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Little Rock is the capital and the largest city.
Ar·kan′san (är-kăn′zən) adj. & n.
1. (Placename) a state of the southern US: mountainous in the north and west, with the alluvial plain of the Mississippi in the east; has the only diamond mine in the US; the chief US producer of bauxite. Capital: Little Rock. Pop: 2 725 714 (2003 est). Area: 134 537 sq km (51 945 sq miles). Abbreviation: Ark. or AR (with zip code)
2. (Placename) a river in the S central US, rising in central Colorado and flowing east and southeast to join the Mississippi in Arkansas. Length: 2335 km (1450 miles)
Ar•kan•sas(ˈɑr kənˌsɔ; for 2 also ɑrˈkæn zəs)
1. a state in S central United States; 2,673,400; 53,103 sq. mi. (137,537 sq. km). Cap.: Little Rock. Abbr.: AR, Ark.
2. a river flowing E and SE from central Colorado into the Mississippi in SE Arkansas. 1450 mi. (2335 km) long.
Ar•kan′san, n., adj.
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|Noun||1.||Arkansas - a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War|
Hot Springs National Park - a national park in Arkansas featuring ancient hot springs; bathing is said to have therapeutic effects
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
Confederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States of America, Dixie, Dixieland, South - the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
Fayetteville - a university town in northwestern Arkansas in the Ozarks
Fort Smith - a town in western Arkansas on the Arkansas River at the Oklahoma border
Hot Springs - a town in west central Arkansas; a health resort noted for thermal springs
Jonesboro - a town in northeast Arkansas
capital of Arkansas, Little Rock - the state capital and largest city of Arkansas in the central part of Arkansas on the Arkansas River
Pine Bluff - a town in southeast central Arkansas on the Arkansas River
Texarkana - a town in southwest Arkansas on the Texas border adjacent to Texarkana, Texas
Arkansas River, Arkansas - 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
Ouachita, Ouachita River - a river that rises in western Arkansas and flows southeast into eastern Louisiana to become a tributary of the Red River
Ozark Mountains, Ozark Plateau, Ozarks - an area of low mountains in northwestern Arkansas and southeastern Missouri and northeastern Oklahoma
Saint Francis River, St. Francis River, Saint Francis, St. Francis - a tributary of the Mississippi River that rises in Missouri and flows southeastward through Arkansas
|2.||Arkansas - 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|
Arkansas, Land of Opportunity, AR - a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War