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I·da·ho 1

 (ī′də-hō′) Abbr. ID or Id.
A state of the northwest United States. It was admitted as the 43rd state in 1890. Explored by the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1805, the region was held jointly by Great Britain and the United States from 1818 to 1846. Idaho became a separate territory in 1863. Boise is the capital and the largest city.

I′da·ho′an adj. & n.

I·da·ho 2

[After Idaho, where it is chiefly grown.]


(Placename) a state of the northwestern US: consists chiefly of ranges of the Rocky Mountains, with the Snake River basin in the south; important for agriculture (Idaho potatoes), livestock, and silver-mining. Capital: Boise. Pop: 1 366 332 (2003 est). Area: 216 413 sq km (83 557 sq miles). Abbreviation: Id., Ida. or ID (with zip code)


(ˈaɪ dəˌhoʊ)

a state in the NW United States. 1,293,953; 83,557 sq. mi. (216,415 sq. km). Cap.: Boise. Abbr.: ID, Ida.


- Shoshone for "light on mountains."
See also related terms for mountains.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Idaho - a state in the Rocky MountainsIdaho - a state in the Rocky 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
Boise, capital of Idaho - the capital and largest city of Idaho
Coeur d'Alene - a town in the northern panhandle of Idaho; popular resort area
Idaho Falls - a town in southeastern Idaho on the Snake River
Lewiston - a town in northwestern Idaho
Nampa - a town in southwestern Idaho
Pocatello - a university town in southeastern Idaho
Sun Valley - a winter sports resort in south central Idaho
Twin Falls - a town on the Snake River in south central Idaho near the Twin Falls
Coeur d'Alene Lake - a lake in northern Idaho
Salmon River, Salmon - a tributary of the Snake River in Idaho
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
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The deficiencies were in last year's audit in the State Liquor Control Division and the Department of Transportation, noted the State of Idaho Internal Control Report.
Butch Otter announced today that the State of Idaho and 63 Idaho schools districts and education providers have agreed to settle all financial claims with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding the Idaho Education Network (IEN).
1) Section 3, Article I, of the Constitution of the state of Idaho provides that "The state of Idaho is an inseparable part of the American Union, and the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land.
The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) is a public/private partnership that includes: the State of Idaho through its academic research institutions, Boise State University, Idaho State University, and the University of Idaho; the federal government through the Department of Energy; and, private industry including the Battelle Energy Alliance, which manages the Idaho National Laboratory (INL).
Speaking at an economic conference held in the US state of Idaho Friday HM King Abdullah II said the 2-state solution is the basis to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in a bid to achieve just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East.
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How can you convince people in the bright red state of Idaho to vote against an amendment banning same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships?
Endowment income will be used to fund Teacher Enrichment Grants for teachers from the state of Idaho and the MTNA Northwest Division.
Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL)(NYSE:HL-PrB) is no longer pursuing the agreement in principle with the United States and State of Idaho to settle the governments' claims for cleanup costs and natural resource damages related to historic mining practices in northern Idaho's Coeur d'Alene Basin, as well as capping cleanup-related expenditures at three other sites in Idaho.
So SiJohn spurred his tiny tribe--with fewer than 2,000 members--to take on some of the world's largest mining companies, the state of Idaho and business interests.
The state of Idaho recently amended its statute regarding the definition of "retailer engaged in business.