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Or·e·gon

 (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.

Oregon

(ˈɒrɪɡən)
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)

Or•e•gon

(ˈɔr ɪ gən, -ˌgɒn, ˈɒr-)

n.
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.
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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
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It was spoken of by travellers as the Oregon, and as the Great River of the West.
Riding along on the train, near to the line between California and Oregon, he chanced to look out of the window and saw his unsociable guest sliding along the wagon road, brown and wolfish, tired yet tireless, dust-covered and soiled with two hundred miles of travel.
Though thousands of miles from Oregon, still when he smells that savage musk, the rending, goring bison herds are as present as to the deserted wild foal of the prairies, which this instant they may be trampling into dust.
The Pacific Railroad is joined by several branches in Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, and Oregon.
I harnessed four horses to a light trap, took Charmian along, and drove for three months and a half over the wildest mountain parts of California and Oregon.
John Jacob Astor to establish an American emporium for the fur trade at the mouth of the Columbia, or Oregon River; of the failure of that enterprise through the capture of Astoria by the British, in 1814; and of the way in which the control of the trade of the Columbia and its dependencies fell into the hands of the Northwest Company.
He was born on an Iowa farm, and his father had emigrated to eastern Oregon, in which mining country Elam's boyhood was lived.
The Arangi's two masts were of Oregon cedar, so scraped and hot-paraffined that they shone like tan opals in the glare of sun.