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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

[After Idaho, where it is chiefly grown.]


(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)


(ˈaɪ dəˌhoʊ)

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


- 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
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