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 (ō′klə-hō′mə) Abbr. OK or Okla.
A state of the south-central United States. It was admitted as the 46th state in 1907. The western part was organized in 1890 as the Oklahoma Territory, which was merged with the adjoining Indian Territory to form the present state boundaries. The Dust Bowl of the 1930s forced many farmers to move west as migrant laborers. Oklahoma City is the capital and the largest city.

O′kla·ho′man adj. & n.
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(Placename) a state in the S central US: consists of plains in the west, rising to mountains in the southwest and east; important for oil. Capital: Oklahoma City. Pop: 3 511 532 (2003 est). Area: 181 185 sq km (69 956 sq miles). Abbreviation: Okla. or OK (with zip code)
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(ˌoʊ kləˈhoʊ mə)

a state in the S central United States. 3,450,654; 69,919 sq. mi. (181,090 sq. km). Cap.: Oklahoma City. Abbr.: OK, Okla.
O`kla•ho′man, adj., n.
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Noun1.Oklahoma - a state in south central United StatesOklahoma - a state in south central United States
Platt National Park - a national park in Oklahoma having mineral springs
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
Bartlesville - a town in northeastern Oklahoma
Enid - a town in north central Oklahoma
Lawton - a town in southwest Oklahoma
McAlester - a town in southeastern Oklahoma
Muskogee - a town in eastern Oklahoma on the Arkansas River
capital of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City - capital and largest city of Oklahoma; the economy is based on oil and livestock
Tulsa - a major city of northeastern Oklahoma on the Arkansas river; once known as the oil capital of the world and still heavily involved in the oil and gas industries
Arkansas River, Arkansas - a river that rises in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and flows southeast through Kansas and Oklahoma and through Arkansas to become a tributary of the Mississippi River
Canadian River, Canadian - a river rising in northeastern New Mexico and flowing eastward across the Texas panhandle to become a tributary of the Arkansas River in Oklahoma
Cimarron, Cimarron River - a river that rises in northeastern New Mexico and flows eastward into Oklahoma where it becomes a tributary of the Arkansas River
Llano Estacado - a large semiarid plateau forming the southern part of the Great Plains
Neosho, Neosho River - a river that rises in eastern Kansas and flows eastward into Oklahoma to become a tributary of the Arkansas River
Red River, Red - a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
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He had taken ten-year mortgages but a few days ago, and had bought two thousand dollars' worth of twenty-year Oklahoma municipals when he could have taken an earlier issue which he had rejected as maturing too soon.
"Three banks of Bungtown, South Dakota, failed, and more savings of the workers swallowed up!" "The mayor of Sandy Creek, Oklahoma, has skipped with a hundred thousand dollars.
There was no Oklahoma, and the combined population of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Arizona was about equal to that of Des Moines.
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OKLAHOMA CITY An intense storm system that weather forecasters labeled "particularly dangerous" swept through the Southern Plains Monday, spawning a few tornadoes that caused some damage and a deluge of rain but no reports of injuries.
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