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 (nə-văd′ə, -vä′də) Abbr. NV or Nev.
A state of the western United States. It was admitted as the 36th state in 1864. Part of the area ceded by Mexico to the United States in 1848, it became a separate territory in 1861 after an influx of settlers drawn by the discovery (1859) of the Comstock Lode. Carson City is the capital and Las Vegas the largest city.

Ne·vad′an, Ne·vad′i·an adj. & n.


(Placename) a state of the western US: lies almost wholly within the Great Basin, a vast desert plateau; noted for production of gold and copper. Capital: Carson City. Pop: 2 241 154 (2003 est). Area: 284 612 sq km (109 889 sq miles). Abbreviation: Nev. or NV (with zip code)


(nəˈvæd ə, -ˈvɑ də)

a state in the W United States. 1,998,257; 110,540 sq. mi. (286,300 sq. km). Cap.: Carson City. Abbr.: NV, Nev.
Ne•vad′an, Ne•vad′i•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Nevada - a state in the southwestern United StatesNevada - a state in the southwestern United States
Hoover Dam - a large dam built in 1933 on the Colorado River in Nevada
Lake Mead - the largest reservoir in the United States; located in southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona and formed by the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River; the center of a recreational area
southwestern United States, Southwest - the southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado
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
capital of Nevada, Carson City - capital of the state of Nevada; located in western Nevada
Las Vegas - largest city in Nevada; located in southeastern Nevada; originally settled by Mormons but is now famous for entertainment and gambling and general excess
Reno - a city in western Nevada at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains; known for gambling casinos and easy divorce and remarriage
Black Rock Desert - a desert in northwestern Nevada
Death Valley - a desert area that is part of the Mojave Desert in eastern California and southwestern Nevada; contains the lowest point in North America
Lake Tahoe - a lake on the border between Nevada and California to the west of Carson City; a popular resort area
Colorado River, Colorado - an important river in the southwestern United States; rises in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado and flows southwest through Utah into Arizona (where it flows through the Grand Canyon) and then southward through the southern tip of Nevada, then forming the border between California and Arizona and finally into Mexico where it empties into the Gulf of California; the main source of water in the southwestern United States
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We risk a repeat of the housing crisis that robbed Nevadans of their homes and livelihoods because banks had free rein to mislead consumers with false promises.
Today, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and elected officials have prioritized the safety, health, and well-being of LGBTQ Nevadans by putting an end to the discredited practice of so-called 'conversion therapy,'" NCLR Youth Policy Counsel and Born Perfect Campaign Director Carolyn Reyes said.
Nevada Right to Life will continue its role as a proud partner in the coalition Nevadans Against Doctor Prescribed Suicide and continue to provide updates.
In October last year, Trump told Nevadans how to pronounce their state's name correctly.
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Nevadans were asked to nominate individuals who showcased innovation and grit in times of adversity.
Miller's work on this organization is one of a kind, and I am thankful for her work in saving the lives of Nevadans.
Also on Monday, Cruz debuted a new appeal to Nevadans, seeking to get out the vote by lamenting how low turnout has been in the previous two nominating contests.
WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- The State Department released approximately 1,000 more pages of Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's e-mails late on Friday, the day before Nevadans will caucus to select her or rival Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Individuals portrayed in their festivity range from former governors Bob List and Richard Bryan, to Basque-American writer Robert Laxalt, to ordinary Nevadans from a diversity of cultural backgrounds.
Even though many available opportunities require no more than the right community college certificate, insufficient numbers of Nevadans have pursued even a little STEM training.
When unemployment claims surged in 2008, the system served Nevadans well; however, the new system will provide greater customer service to claimants, enhance claim accuracy, and detect, prevent, and reduce overpayments.