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Ne·bras·ka(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)
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.
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|Noun||1.||Nebraska - 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