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 (nə-văd′ə, -vä′də) Abbr. NV or Nev.
A state of the western United States. It was admitted as the 36th state in 1864. Part of the area ceded by Mexico to the United States in 1848, it became a separate territory in 1861 after an influx of settlers drawn by the discovery (1859) of the Comstock Lode. Carson City is the capital and Las Vegas the largest city.

Ne·vad′an, Ne·vad′i·an adj. & n.


(Placename) a state of the western US: lies almost wholly within the Great Basin, a vast desert plateau; noted for production of gold and copper. Capital: Carson City. Pop: 2 241 154 (2003 est). Area: 284 612 sq km (109 889 sq miles). Abbreviation: Nev. or NV (with zip code)


(nəˈvæd ə, -ˈvɑ də)

a state in the W United States. 1,998,257; 110,540 sq. mi. (286,300 sq. km). Cap.: Carson City. Abbr.: NV, Nev.
Ne•vad′an, Ne•vad′i•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Nevada - a state in the southwestern United StatesNevada - a state in the southwestern United States
Hoover Dam - a large dam built in 1933 on the Colorado River in Nevada
Lake Mead - the largest reservoir in the United States; located in southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona and formed by the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River; the center of a recreational area
southwestern United States, Southwest - the southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado
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
capital of Nevada, Carson City - capital of the state of Nevada; located in western Nevada
Las Vegas - largest city in Nevada; located in southeastern Nevada; originally settled by Mormons but is now famous for entertainment and gambling and general excess
Reno - a city in western Nevada at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains; known for gambling casinos and easy divorce and remarriage
Black Rock Desert - a desert in northwestern Nevada
Death Valley - a desert area that is part of the Mojave Desert in eastern California and southwestern Nevada; contains the lowest point in North America
Lake Tahoe - a lake on the border between Nevada and California to the west of Carson City; a popular resort area
Colorado River, Colorado - an important river in the southwestern United States; rises in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado and flows southwest through Utah into Arizona (where it flows through the Grand Canyon) and then southward through the southern tip of Nevada, then forming the border between California and Arizona and finally into Mexico where it empties into the Gulf of California; the main source of water in the southwestern United States
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The train entered the State of Nevada through the Carson Valley about nine o'clock, going always northeasterly; and at midday reached Reno, where there was a delay of twenty minutes for breakfast.
Among other offerings, we were permitted to handle the jewelled belt presented to the pugilist by the State of Nevada, a gold brick from the citizens of Sacramento, and a model of himself in solid silver from the Fisticuff Club in New York.
In another moment he had taken out the jewelled belt presented to Maguire by the State of Nevada, the solid silver statuette of himself, and the gold brick from the citizens of Sacramento.
Raffles wished him good-morning, as well he might; for he had been upstairs to wash his face and hands; and in the prize-fighter's great hat and fur coat he might have marched round Scotland Yard itself, in spite of his having the gold brick from Sacramento in one pocket, the silver statuette of Maguire in the other, and round his waist the jewelled belt presented to that worthy by the State of Nevada.
17 -- When the Sri Lanka America Association of Las Vegas held a public gathering with cultural presentations, documentary videos depicting Sri Lanka's journey toward independence and public discourses to mark her 70th independence on February 3, this South Asian nation Sri Lanka received rare acclamations of her imbedded vibrant democratic system with the periodic use of the universal franchise and open society from a wide section of elected representatives of the State of Nevada.
The State of Nevada Purchasing Division on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) and the Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) for the State of Nevada, is requesting proposals for a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) compliant medical billing claims management service to: Perform batch eligibility for Nevada Medicaid claims, Audit and transmit claims to Nevada Medicaid and insurance companies, and Receive electronic remittance advice (ERA) from claims administrators.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-June 3, 2016-Wealthfront partners with State of Nevada, Ascensus to launch 529 college savings plan
The state of Nevada Public Employees' Deferred Compensation Program is a voluntary 457(b) deferred compensation plan designed to supplement other retirement savings and pensions.
Legislation in the state of Nevada requires that 20% of electricity consumption should come from renewable sources by 2013, explained Acciona.
The court found that the State of Nevada provided an adequate administrative procedure for the inmate to challenge his classification as a sex offender, where administrative regulations stated that classification decisions were grievable and that the grievance procedure had to afford a meaningful remedy.
LAS VEGAS -- Cantor Gaming, an affiliate of the global financial services company Cantor Fitzgerald, today announced that it has received approval from the State of Nevada Gaming Commission, on recommendation from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, to begin operations with its mobile gaming system within approved gaming areas in the state of Nevada.
The State of Nevada s Purchasing Division, on behalf of the Public Employees Benefits Program (PEBP), is soliciting proposals from Independent Certified Public Accountants for the financial audit of PEBP s two trust funds, the Self Insurance Trust Fund and the State Retiree s Health and Welfare Benefits.