a semiarid region E of the Rocky Mountains, in the U.S. and Canada.
a vast region of North America east of the Rocky Mountains, extending from the lowlands of the Mackenzie River (Canada), south to the Big Bend of the Rio Grande
Grassland prairie region of North America, extending from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, in Canada, south through the west-central United States into Texas.
Note: Now characterized by huge ranches and farms, the Great Plains were long inhabited by Native Americans.
Note: In the 1930s, areas of the Great Plains were known collectively as the Dust Bowl. Poor agricultural practices led to depletion of topsoil, which was blown away in huge dust storms. The area was called the Great American Desert well into the nineteenth century.
- Great pond
noun See Big Pond
noun 1. a nation that has exceptional military and economic strength, and consequently plays a major, often decisive, role in international affairs. noun 1. a nation that has exceptional political influence, resources, and military strength
noun, Printing. 1. an 18-point type of a size larger than Columbian, formerly used for Bibles. noun 1. (formerly) a size of printer’s type approximately equal to 18 point
noun 1. one of a breed of large dogs having a heavy, white coat, raised originally in the Pyrenees for herding sheep and as a watchdog.