Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The largest city of New Mexico, in the central part of the state on the upper Rio Grande. Founded by Spanish settlers in 1706, it grew as a health resort and the seat of the University of New Mexico (established 1889).

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  • proper noun Largest city in New Mexico, USA

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  • noun the largest city in New Mexico; located in central New Mexico on the Rio Grande river

Etymologies

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From Spanish Alburquerque ("a town in Spain"), after Spanish viceroy Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, 8th Duke of Alburquerque (1619–1676).

Examples

  • ALBUQUERQUE, NM - "Well, Sarah Palin didn't vomit or fall off the stage, so I guess she did okay," said Albuquerque vice presidential debate watcher Turtle O'Toole following Thursday's face off.

    Ann Powers: Who Knew VP Debates Could Be So Entertaining

  • TRISH AHRENSFIELD, ALBUQUERQUE POLICE DEPARTMENT: She arrived in Albuquerque on Friday night at about -- well, I don ` t really know exactly on the bus schedule.

    CNN Transcript May 2, 2005

  • ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - If you break the law, you're going to get the boot especially if you live in one Albuquerque apartment complex.

    KRQE TV

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Albuquerque city officials are blaming miscommunication for the remains of a Rio Grande Zoo giraffe being placed in a trash bin.

    RutlandHerald.com

  • ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Commuters driving between Bernalillo and Albuquerque on Interstate 25 will find big changes waiting for them on Tuesday morning.

    KRQE TV

  • ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Medical investigators have identified three people out of the human heads and other body parts from Albuquerque that turned up at a medical dump in Kansas.

    KRQE TV

  • ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Albuquerque Police are trying to find out if an Albuquerque company that handles bodies donated for medical research tried to dump body parts in Kansas City.

    WN.com - Business News

  • May 3rd, 2010 more images more images NM woman sues, alleges HPV vaccine hurt daughter ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - An Albuquerque woman has filed a lawsuit over a vaccine intended to protect women from cervical cancer, alleging it caused physical and behavioral problems in her teenage daughter.

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  • ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Albuquerque Police are trying to find out if an Albuquerque company that handles bodies donated for medical research tried to dump body parts in Kansas City.

    WN.com - Business News

  • Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 2: 53 p.m. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Breathless calls to emergency operators described the shots fired at an Albuquerque business where a gunman last week stormed through

    Fore, right!

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