(redirected from Oregon's)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.


 (ôr′ĭ-gən, -gŏn′, ŏr′-)
Abbr. OR or Ore.
A state of the northwest United States in the Pacific Northwest. It was admitted as the 33rd state in 1859. Claimed by the United States after Capt. Robert Gray explored the mouth of the Columbia River in 1792, the area was further explored by Lewis and Clark in 1805 and was soon the site of fur-trading posts. The Oregon Country, a region encompassing all the land from the California border to Alaska and the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains, was held jointly by Great Britain and the United States from 1818 until 1846, when the international boundary was fixed at the 49th parallel. In 1848 the Oregon Territory was created, including all of present-day Washington and Idaho. The state's current boundaries were established in 1853. Salem is the capital and Portland the largest city.

Or′e·go′ni·an (-gō′nē-ən) adj. & n.


(Placename) a state of the northwestern US, on the Pacific: consists of the Coast and Cascade Ranges in the west and a plateau in the east; important timber production. Capital: Salem. Pop: 3 559 596 (2003 est). Area: 251 418 sq km (97 073 sq miles). Abbreviation: Oreg. or OR (with zip code)


(ˈɔr ɪ gən, -ˌgɒn, ˈɒr-)

a state in the NW United States, on the Pacific coast. 3,421,399; 96,981 sq. mi. (251,180 sq. km). Cap.: Salem. Abbr.: OR, Oreg., Ore.
Or•e•go•ni•an (ˌɔr ɪˈgoʊ ni ən, ˌɒr-) adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Oregon - a state in northwestern United States on the PacificOregon - a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
Pacific Northwest - a region of the northwestern United States usually including Washington and Oregon and sometimes southwestern British Columbia
Crater Lake National Park - a national park in Oregon having the deepest lake in the United States in the crater of an extinct volcano
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
Bend - a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range
Eugene - a city in western Oregon on the Willamette River; site of a university
Klamath Falls - a town in southern Oregon near the California border
Medford - a town in southwestern Oregon; a summer resort
Portland - freshwater port and largest city in Oregon; located in northwestern Oregon on the Willamette River which divides the city into east and west sections; renowned for its beautiful natural setting among the mountains
capital of Oregon, Salem - capital of the state of Oregon in the northwestern part of the state on the Willamette River
Klamath, Klamath River - a river flowing southwest from Oregon through northern California to the Pacific Ocean
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
Willamette, Willamette River - a river in western Oregon that flows north into the Columbia River near Portland
References in periodicals archive ?
The Bruins (3-3, 1-2) contained Oregon's running game and pressured Feeley into bad throws and three turnovers.
According to the 2007 edition, Portland remains Oregon's industrial leader with 1,317 companies employing 52,245 workers.
Oregon's hope for a comeback seemed finished when Jason Cooper fumbled the ensuing kickoff and USC linebacker Aaron Graham recovered.
Oregon's Seniors and People with Disabilities Division, long-term care associations and healthcare quality experts are partnering to support nursing homes in the state that volunteer for a national campaign aimed at accelerating the rate of quality improvement in nursing homes across the country.
We look forward to continuing and expanding our relationship with Digimarc to help our agency meet the requirements of SB 640 and prepare for new Federal ID security standards while giving Oregon's citizens the confidence that their identities will be protected," said Lorna Youngs, DMV Administrator.
Or committing silly fouls against OSU's punchless attack and playing sound defense against Oregon's arsenal of scorers.
As part of a proactive effort to strengthen Oregon's fast growing tourism industry, the Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon) today announced the addition of Carole Gibbs as tourism development manager and Karen Mainzer as policy and research manager.
The Ducks readily admitted they cannot match UCLA's talent, but UCLA did not match Oregon's effort and execution.
It builds on the ONAMI concept and will help all of us keep Oregon's best students and attract leading advanced students to the state because of the access to faculty on three campuses and the Silicon Forest.
On USC's first possession after halftime, quarterback John Fox's sideline pass was intercepted by Oregon's Rashad Bauman, who returned it 61 yards for a touchdown to cut the lead to 11 points (21-10).
The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) is a statewide, nonprofit trade association that represents 57 acute care hospitals, including 10 health systems and related health plans, to enhance and promote community health and to continue improving Oregon's innovative health care industry.
Hicks, who rushed for 175 yards here last year, did not take long to find the seams in Oregon's defense.

Full browser ?