Alabama



a state in the SE United States. 51,609 sq. mi. (133,670 sq. km).
Capital: Montgomery.
Abbreviation: AL (for use with zip code), Ala.
a river flowing SW from central Alabama to the Mobile River. 315 miles (505 km) long.
Contemporary Examples

Instead of worrying about where I’m from, see if you can get the Alabama accent going.
Danger Stalks Lucas Davenport Daily Beast Promotions May 10, 2009

“In Missouri we have many advantages over Alabama,” says an editorial in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Alabama Immigration Law Ensnares People You Wouldn’t Expect Moises Naim December 17, 2011

Alabama NICS background checks per 100,000 residents: 11,070 Previous rank: 10th 12.
States With the Most Guns in 2012 March 20, 2012

Besides Mississippi, other notable red-state freeloaders included Alabama ($2.03), Alaska ($1.93), and South Carolina ($1.92).
After Cochran’s Win: Red-State Socialism Must Be Stopped! Nick Gillespie June 26, 2014

I recently saw data demonstrating that in both Mississippi and Alabama, less than 10 percent of white men voted for Obama.
If Only Obama’s Performance Mattered More Rick Perlstein November 2, 2009

Historical Examples

Alabama forbids the sale of liquor for everything but the communion.
Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why Martha M. Allen

A gentleman from Alabama who walked in a presidential, but ran in a senatorial, race.
Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date Anonymous

He was a south Alabama man and hence lost votes in north Alabama.
Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama Walter L. Fleming

One of the most interesting of these meetings was the one held in Birmingham, Alabama.
Negro Migration during the War Emmett J. Scott

The total casualties of the Alabama are not known, estimated at forty-seven—a striking contrast to the three of the Kearsarge.
The Story of the Kearsarge and Alabama A. K. Browne

noun
a state of the southeastern US, on the Gulf of Mexico: consists of coastal and W lowlands crossed by the Tombigbee, Black Warrior, and Alabama Rivers, with parts of the Tennessee Valley and Cumberland Plateau in the north; noted for producing cotton and white marble. Capital: Montgomery. Pop: 4 500 752 (2003 est). Area: 131 333 sq km (50 708 sq miles) Abbreviation Ala, (with zip code) AL
a river in Alabama, flowing southwest to the Mobile and Tensaw Rivers. Length: 507 km (315 miles)

created and named as a U.S. territory 1817 by a division of Mississippi Territory; ultimately named for one of the native peoples who lived there, who speak Muskogean. Their name probably is from a Choctaw term meaning “plant-cutters.”

State in the southeastern United States bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Its capital is Montgomery, and its largest city is Birmingham.

Note: One of the Confederate states during the Civil War.

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