a town in and the capital of Nevada, in the W part.
a state in the W United States. 110,540 sq. mi. (286,300 sq. km).
Capital: Carson City.
Abbreviation: NV (for use with zip code), Nev.
a city in W Nevada, capital of the state. Pop: 55 311 (2003 est)
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., (with zip code) NV
U.S. state (organized as a territory 1861, admitted 1864), named for Sierra Nevada mountain range on its western boundary, literally “snowy mountains,” from fem. of Spanish nevado “snowy” (see neve).
State in the western United States bordered by Oregon and Idaho to the north, Utah and Arizona to the east, and California to the south and west. Its capital is Carson City, and its largest city is Las Vegas.
Note: Long known as a center of gambling.
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a strong horse bred to draw heavy loads; draft horse. Historical Examples Exasperated now, and not to be outdone, the Englishman sent home for a cart-horse skull. Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond Budgett Meakin It always reminds me of the cart-horse parade on Whit Monday. The Green Carnation Robert Smythe Hichens The colts who […]
the amount a cart can hold. Historical Examples We had sent his substitute, the poultry-dealer, with a cartload of odds and ends to Galicia, just to have him out of the way. Dr. Dumany’s Wife Mr Jkai Yes, I used it to pay for a cartload of firewood I bought from a peasant. The Forged […]
Also called cartouche. a cylindrical case of pasteboard, metal, or the like, for holding a complete charge of powder, and often also the bullet or the shot for a rifle, machine gun, or other small arm. a case containing any explosive charge, as for blasting. any small container for powder, liquid, or gas, made for […]