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The capital and largest city of Colorado, in the north-central part of the state on the South Platte River. It was settled by gold prospectors in 1858 and became territorial capital in 1867.


(Placename) a city in central Colorado: the state capital. Pop: 557 478 (2003 est)


(ˈdɛn vər)

the capital of Colorado, in the central part. 497,840.
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Noun1.Denver - the state capital and largest city of ColoradoDenver - the state capital and largest city of Colorado; located in central Colorado on the South Platte river
Centennial State, Colorado, CO - a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains
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Hay Denver and their only son, were about to move into it.
Hay Denver and upon the Misses Walker, we must call upon this Mrs.
The Hay Denvers had hardly moved in before number two also struck its placard, and again the ladies found that they had no reason to be discontented with their neighbors.
There was the depot, of course; I often went down to see the night train come in, and afterward sat awhile with the disconsolate telegrapher who was always hoping to be transferred to Omaha or Denver, `where there was some life.
A branch of the "grand trunk" led off southward to Denver, the capital of Colorado.
Denver expected the cost to be two thousand, five hundred dollars and spent sixty thousand dollars.
8220;As a marketing partner to VISIT DENVER, we are proud that Denver has evolved from being a gateway city to the mountains to a destination on its own,” says Pocky Marranzino, Co-President at Karsh Hagan.
But in stretches of Game 4 of their first-round series against the Denver Nuggets, things looked easy - Harlem Globetrotter easy.
Most stairs fire-crackered: Matt Winterberg, Denver, CO (10)
Now the EPA wants to treat the contaminated groundwater at the landfill and discharge it into the Denver metro sewage system.
For example, at one point, Beloved and Denver are in the cold house when Beloved "sits down on the pallet and, laughing, lies back looking at the cracklights above" (123).
He also presented its spoof counterpart, the wacky Nutcracker Goes Nuts, a solid holiday hit with Denver audiences and critics that will become a New Year's perennial.