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I·da·ho 1

 (ī′də-hō′) Abbr. ID or Id.
A state of the northwest United States. It was admitted as the 43rd state in 1890. Explored by the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1805, the region was held jointly by Great Britain and the United States from 1818 to 1846. Idaho became a separate territory in 1863. Boise is the capital and the largest city.

I′da·ho′an adj. & n.

I·da·ho 2

 (ī′də-hō′)
[After Idaho, where it is chiefly grown.]

Idaho

(ˈaɪdəˌhəʊ)
n
(Placename) a state of the northwestern US: consists chiefly of ranges of the Rocky Mountains, with the Snake River basin in the south; important for agriculture (Idaho potatoes), livestock, and silver-mining. Capital: Boise. Pop: 1 366 332 (2003 est). Area: 216 413 sq km (83 557 sq miles). Abbreviation: Id., Ida. or ID (with zip code)

I•da•ho

(ˈaɪ dəˌhoʊ)

n.
a state in the NW United States. 1,293,953; 83,557 sq. mi. (216,415 sq. km). Cap.: Boise. Abbr.: ID, Ida.

Idaho

- Shoshone for "light on mountains."
See also related terms for mountains.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Idaho - a state in the Rocky MountainsIdaho - a state in the Rocky Mountains  
Yellowstone National Park - the first national park in the United States; located in the border area between Wyoming and Montana and Idaho; spectacular wilderness; famous for Old Faithful geyser and for buffalo and bears
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
Boise, capital of Idaho - the capital and largest city of Idaho
Coeur d'Alene - a town in the northern panhandle of Idaho; popular resort area
Idaho Falls - a town in southeastern Idaho on the Snake River
Lewiston - a town in northwestern Idaho
Nampa - a town in southwestern Idaho
Pocatello - a university town in southeastern Idaho
Sun Valley - a winter sports resort in south central Idaho
Twin Falls - a town on the Snake River in south central Idaho near the Twin Falls
Coeur d'Alene Lake - a lake in northern Idaho
Salmon River, Salmon - a tributary of the Snake River in Idaho
Snake River, Snake - a tributary of the Columbia River that rises in Wyoming and flows westward; discovered in 1805 by the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Translations
Idaho
Idaho
アイダホ州
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He dragged you through an Arkansas post-oak swamp, let you dry for a moment on the alkali plains of his Idaho ranch, then whirled you into the society of Viennese archdukes.
Bull-pen--in a miners' strike in Idaho, in the latter part of the nineteenth century, it happened that many of the strikers were confined in a bull-pen by the troops.
There was no Oklahoma, and the combined population of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Arizona was about equal to that of Des Moines.
And when the Setliffe crowd shook down Idaho, and reorganized the smelter trust, and roped in the rest of the landscape, and put through the big hydraulic scheme at Twin Pines, why I sure got squeezed.
His prospecting led him through the Dakotas, Idaho, and eastern Oregon, and on into the mountains of British Columbia.
Cherry varieties harvested in Idaho include Bing, Tieton, Lapins, Sweethearts, Skeena and Rainier.
According to Idaho state officials, the elk that escaped from the Chief Joseph Idaho ranch represented an unprecedented threat to the health and genetic purity of the wild elk herd living in the region.
One such Idahoan is Andrew Yoder, the campaign manager for Idaho Votes No.
That means all of the seeds - with the exception of Idaho at No.
The twenty dancers strip off their costumes, scrub off their makeup, and race for the vans that will transport them to the Portland International Airport: It's back to Boise via San Francisco that night, where they will become Ballet Idaho and perform the same concert the following weekend.
Questions on the survey included: "Do God's Laws or Natural Laws have a high [sic] authority than laws enacted by the United States Congress or the Idaho Legislature?
The state of Idaho recently amended its statute regarding the definition of "retailer engaged in business.