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 (nə-brăs′kə) Abbr. NE or Nebr.
A state of the central United States in the Great Plains. It was admitted as the 37th state in 1867. The region became part of the United States through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 and was made a separate territory by the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. Its present boundaries were established in 1861. Lincoln is the capital and Omaha the largest city.

Ne·bras′kan adj. & n.


(Placename) a state of the western US: consists of an undulating plain. Capital: Lincoln. Pop: 1 739 291 (2003 est). Area: 197 974 sq km (76 483 sq miles). Abbreviation: Nebr. or NE (with zip code)


(nəˈbræs kə)

a state in the central United States. 1,711,263; 77,237 sq. mi. (200,044 sq. km). Cap.: Lincoln. Abbr.: NE, Nebr., Neb.
Ne•bras′kan, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nebraska - a midwestern state on the Great PlainsNebraska - a midwestern state on the Great Plains
Bad Lands, Badlands - an eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska
middle west, Midwest, midwestern United States - the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America)
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
Grand Island - a town in south central Nebraska
capital of Nebraska, Lincoln - capital of the state of Nebraska; located in southeastern Nebraska; site of the University of Nebraska
North Platte - a town in west central Nebraska on the Platte River
Omaha - largest city in Nebraska; located in eastern Nebraska on the Missouri river; a major transportation center of the Midwest
North Platte, North Platte River - a river that rises in northern Colorado and flows northward into Wyoming and then eastward and southeastward through Nebraska where it joins the South Platte to form the Platte River
Platte, Platte River - a river in Nebraska that flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
Republican River, Republican - a tributary of the Kansas River that flows from eastern Colorado eastward through Nebraska and Kansas
South Platte, South Platte River - a tributary of the Platte River
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He and I are old friends--we grew up together in the same Nebraska town--and we had much to say to each other.
Several years later the western end of the line was pushed over the plains to Nebraska, enabling the spoken word in Boston to be heard in Omaha.
At the period when these events took place, I had just returned from a scientific research in the disagreeable territory of Nebraska, in the United States.
President Lincoln himself fixed the end of the line at Omaha, in Nebraska.
The Kansas resemble the Osages in features, dress, and language; they raise corn and hunt the buffalo, ranging the Kansas River, and its tributary streams; at the time of the captain's visit, they were at war with the Pawnees of the Nebraska, or Platte River.
It is but recently that the wild turkey has been killed on the Nebraska, or Platte; and his travelling competitor, the wild bee, appeared there about the same time.
On the 28th, they breakfasted on one of the islands which lie at the mouth of the Nebraska or Platte River - the largest tributary of the Missouri, and about six hundred miles above its confluence with the Mississippi.
At the mouth of the Nebraska new signs were met with of war parties which had recently been in the vicinity.
Where it has been for five years," replied Horne Fisher, "in the possession of a mad millionaire named Vandam, in Nebraska.
Well, as I was saying, the goose hung high and everything was going hunky-dory, and I was piling up my wages to come north to Nebraska and marry Sarah, when I run on to Vahna--"
If Vahna'd put me wise to where it came from, I could say good-bye to railroading and hit the high places for Nebraska and Sarah.
From the Sierra Nevada to Nebraska, and from the Yellowstone River in the north to the Colorado upon the south, is a region of desolation and silence.

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