Definitions

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

  • A state of the north-central United States. It was admitted as the 19th state in 1816. The area was controlled by France until 1763 and by Great Britain until 1783. The Indiana Territory was formed in 1800. Indianapolis is the capital and the largest city. Population: 6,350,000.
  • Indiana, Robert Born 1928. American pop artist known for his "Love” theme in paintings and sculpture.

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  • proper n. A state of the United States of America. Capital and largest city: Indianapolis.

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  • n. United States pop artist (born 1928)
  • n. a state in midwestern United States

Etymologies

From English "Indiana Territory," dating from 1800, noting the territory's large Native American population (of which there are less than 8,000 today). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • MAYOR DICK MOORE, ELKHART, INDIANA: Send us the money, send it right here to Elkhart, Indiana.

    CNN Transcript Feb 9, 2009

  • EVAN BAYH (D), INDIANA: Well, I'd like to think that kind of thing wouldn't hurt his chances, but on his own without any help from a native son or daughter, he is competitive in Indiana.

    CNN Transcript Aug 6, 2008

  • MIKE PENCE (R), INDIANA: Well, Larry, there is no question I was in Indiana much of today, talking with automotive suppliers.

    CNN Transcript Dec 12, 2008

  • TODD ROKITA, INDIANA SECRETARY OF STATE: Yes, they have a fight here in Indiana.

    CNN Transcript Sep 16, 2008

  • DAVID ORENTLICHER, INDIANA STATE HOUSE: With a consortium based in Australia and Spain, and that has investors abroad, their concern is going to be with their investment, not with the welfare of people who live in Indiana and who use that toll road.

    CNN Transcript Dec 8, 2006

  • DAVE BURSTIN, INDIANA POLICE SPOKESPERSON: Because she is a 14 - year-old, as you ` re aware, there has to be a responsible adult in Indiana for us to do any questioning with her.

    CNN Transcript Nov 21, 2005

  • INDIANA: Benefits 232,000 workers in Indiana, representing 12.0 percent of all hourly workers in the state.

    Minimum Wage Raise Benefits On State By State Basis

  • INDIANA - An Indiana man was taken to a Johnstown hospital Friday after he was stabbed outside a Rayne Township bar, authorities said.

    The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA Homepage

  • INDIANA TIES - 49ers WR coach Jerry Sullivan served in the same capacity at the Indiana

    Niners Nation

  • FLORIDA, INDIANA, PENNSYLVANIA, NEBRASKA FACING JOB CUTS. threatens jobs in Massachusetts, Indiana and Minnesota. promised in his State of the Union speech that "jobs must be our No. 1 focus in 2010."

    Mike's America

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  • For Zeke's Indiana list, see here.

    May 31, 2011