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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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The Commission's decision today allows Nevadans to go back to work.
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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.
Out-going Washoe County Commission Chairman David Humke read aloud the thought provoking sentiments of many northern Nevadans towards their wild horses and burros.
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.
Thus, if passed, the initiative would inevitably force an increase in the cost of healthcare services and restrict access to affordable, quality healthcare services for thousands of Nevadans.
The project would have made hundreds of jobs in the area and its rejection is Reid said, is a setback for all Nevadans.
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.
This legislation is meant to provide more Nevadans with access to high-quality health care.
Immediately preceding the bill's introduction before the Senate Committee on Revenue and Economic Development, TRIP (a national transportation research group) released its annual review of Nevada's roads and bridges reporting that more than half are in poor condition impacting Nevadans by about $2 billion every year.
Brady intends to utilize her knowledge, skills, experience and compassion to promote good oral health and nutrition to Nevadans through local clinics and community outreach programs.
He told the Nevada News Bureau that he didn't want to change the pronunciation for Nevadans but was trying to ask them to be more tolerant of others.