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Abbr. WY or Wyo.
A state of the western United States. It was admitted as the 44th state in 1890. Acquired by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase (1803), Wyoming became a ranching center after the Union Pacific Railroad was established (1868). Cheyenne is the capital and the largest city.
(Placename) a state of the western US: consists largely of ranges of the Rockies in the west and north, with part of the Great Plains in the east and several regions of hot springs. Capital: Cheyenne. Pop: 501 242 (2003 est). Area: 253 597 sq km (97 914 sq miles). Abbreviation: Wyo, Wy or WY (with zip code)
1. a state in the NW United States. 493,782; 97,914 sq. mi. (253,595 sq. km). Cap.: Cheyenne. Abbr.: WY, Wyo., Wy.
2. a city in W Michigan, near Grand Rapids. 62,410.
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|Noun||1.||Wyoming - a state in the western United States; mountainous in the west and north with the Great Plains in the east|
Grand Teton National Park - a national park in Wyoming featuring mountains
Yellowstone National Park - the first national park in the United States; located in the border area between Wyoming and Montana and Idaho; spectacular wilderness; famous for Old Faithful geyser and for buffalo and bears
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
Black Hills - mountains in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming
Casper - a city of east central Wyoming on the North Platte river
capital of Wyoming, Cheyenne - the capital and largest city of Wyoming; located in the southeastern corner of the state
Jackson - a town in western Wyoming
Lander - a town in central Wyoming
Laramie - a university town in southeast Wyoming
Rock Springs - a town of southwest Wyoming near the Utah border
Bighorn, Bighorn River - a river that flows from central Wyoming to the Yellowstone River in southern Montana
Black Hills - mountains in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming; sacred to the Sioux (whites settling in the Black Hills led to the Battle of Little Bighorn); site of Mount Rushmore
Green River, Green - a river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River
Little Bighorn, Little Bighorn River, Little Horn - a river that flows from northern Wyoming into the Bighorn River in southern Montana; site of Custer's Last Stand
Little Missouri, Little Missouri River - a river that rises in northeastern Wyoming and flows through Montana and South Dakota to join the Missouri River in North Dakota
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
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
Teton Range - a mountain range in northwest Wyoming; contains the Grand Teton