Arizona



a state in SW United States. 113,909 sq. mi. (295,025 sq. km).
Capital: Phoenix.
Abbreviation: AZ (for use with zip code), Ariz.
Contemporary Examples

Heavy rain led to destructive flash floods throughout the Phoenix, Arizona area Monday morning.
VIDEO: Flash Floods Paralyze the Phoenix, AZ Area Jack Holmes September 7, 2014

If Romney wins Arizona, the general election could be exciting.
Mitt Romney Surges Past Rick Santorum in Arizona Ahead of GOP Primary Terry Greene Sterling February 27, 2012

The plane crash claimed the lives of Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) and Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh), and left Arizona with one leg.
11 Wacky, Moving, Memorable ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Moments (VIDEO) Chancellor Agard October 9, 2013

One gauge the Arizona politicos will be watching is the level of public outcry.
Jan Brewer’s Sleazy Power Grab John Avlon October 30, 2011

He supports a federal version of the Arizona immigration law and right-to-work legislation.
Why Tim Scott Should Replace Jim DeMint John Avlon December 8, 2012

Historical Examples

I am confident that public sentiment in Arizona is opposed to capital punishment.
The Nation Behind Prison Bars George L. Herr

It was stated that he went to Arizona, and nothing more is known of him.
The Story of the Outlaw Emerson Hough

The gates closed a fort which we had built since our arrival in Arizona.
Captured by the Navajos Charles A. Curtis

Arizona and New Mexico did the same, and Utah had been a suitor since 1850.
The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson

In spite of his usual assurance, Arizona never felt easy with this man.
The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum

noun
a state of the southwestern US: consists of the Colorado plateau in the northeast, including the Grand Canyon, divided from desert in the southwest by mountains rising over 3750 m (12 500 ft). Capital: Phoenix. Pop: 5 580 811 (2003 est). Area: 293 750 sq km (113 417 sq miles) Abbreviation Ariz., (with zip code) AZ

1861, originally as the name of a breakaway Confederate region of southern New Mexico; organized roughly along modern lines as a U.S. territory in 1863. From Spanish Arizonac, probably from a local name among the O’odham (Piman) people meaning “having a little spring.” Alternative theory is that it derives from Basque arizonak “good oaks.”

State in the southwestern United States bordered by Utah to the north, New Mexico to the east, Mexico to the south, and California and Nevada to the west. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix.

Note: The Grand Canyon is in northwestern Arizona.

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