Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A state of the southeast United States bordering on the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. It was admitted as the 27th state in 1845. The peninsula was explored by Juan Ponce de León in 1513 and became the center of a Spanish settlement that included the southeast part of the present-day United States. Spain finally ceded the area in 1819. Tallahassee is the capital and Jacksonville the largest city. Population: 18,300,000.
  • Straits of also Florida StraitFlorida A sea passage between Cuba and the Florida Keys, linking the Gulf of Mexico with the Atlantic Ocean.

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  • proper n. A southeast state of the United States of America. Capital: Tallahassee; largest city: Jacksonville.

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  • n. a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

Etymologies

From Spanish Pascua Florida, meaning "flowery Easter." (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • AUDIT OF FLORIDA GOP REVEALS CRIST SPENT PARTY MONEY TO RIDE SPLASH MOUNTAIN - Florida Times-Union: The Republican Party of Florida released a long-awaited audit of party spending during the tenure of indicted former Chairman Jim Greer on Friday, detailing how party donors footed the bill for hundreds of thousands of dollars in questionable expenses for Greer and associates including Gov.

    HUFFPOST HILL - SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2010

  • BRIAN GREGG, VISITING FLORIDA: Yes, we've been here a number of times and usually you get to Florida and you wait for that sunshine to bust through and it's all warm, but we're not getting it this time.

    CNN Transcript Jan 10, 2010

  • But unfortunately, the two aren't exactly the same because all names had to appear on the FLorida ballot and they could not ask to have their name removed or they would have to remove themselves from the presidential race totally per Florida rules.

    Obama Campaign Calls For 50-50 Split Of Michigan Delegates

  • This entry was posted in Walt Disney World and tagged central florida, corporate responsibility, disney, Florida, nonprofit, Walt Disney World, WDW.

    Disney Shines Light on Deserving Non Profits | The Disney Blog

  • LISA, FLORIDA (via telephone): Well, my thought -- I ` m actually calling from Pensacola, Florida.

    CNN Transcript Jul 13, 2009

  • ARTHENIA JOYNER, FLORIDA STATE SENATE: The people of Florida are no different from the millions of others who turned out to vote across our nation during this historic primary contest.

    CNN Transcript May 31, 2008

  • MARK BUBRISKI, FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY SPOKESMAN: Republicans have been in charge of Florida for some time now.

    CNN Transcript May 21, 2008

  • KAREN THURMAN, FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE CHAIRWOMAN: We are the great state of Florida, the Sunshine State, 833 miles above from sea to shining sea.

    CNN Transcript Aug 27, 2008

  • DAVID WATERS, CENTRAL FLORIDA NEWS: You never got to do this in high school, but now the state of Florida plans to fund this so-called no gravity classroom every year.

    CNN Transcript Mar 25, 2007

  • SONNY GREEN, FLORIDA DIVISION OF FORESTRY: Here in Florida, we're just entering, you know, what could be part of the worst season we've ever had.

    CNN Transcript May 11, 2007

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