from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of southeast Nevada near the California and Arizona borders. It is a major tourist center known for its casinos. Population: 553,000.
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- proper n. A desert city in Nevada, USA, known for its large hotels, extravagant entertainment and dining, and gambling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. largest city in Nevada; located in southeastern Nevada; originally settled by Mormons but is now famous for entertainment and gambling and general excess
From Spanish las vegas ("the meadows"). (Wiktionary)