Ne·vad·a (nə-vădə, -vädə) 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·vadan, Ne·vadi·an adj. & n.
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