Definitions

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

  • A state of the south-central United States bordered on the east by the Mississippi River. It was admitted as the 25th state in 1836. The region was explored by members of Hernando de Soto's expedition in 1541 and passed to the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Little Rock is the capital and the largest city. Population: 2,830,000.

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  • proper n. A state of the United States of America. Postal code: AR, capital: Little Rock.

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  • n. a river that rises in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and flows southeast through Kansas and Oklahoma and through Arkansas to become a tributary of the Mississippi River
  • n. a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

Etymologies

French pronunciation of words in Quapaw and Sioux (akakaze, meaning "land of downriver people" in Quapaw and "people of the south wind" in Sioux). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • MIKE HUCKABEE (R), FORMER ARKANSAS GOVERNOR: Should he be found to be responsible for this horrible tragedy, it will be the result of a series of failures in the criminal justice system in both Arkansas and Washington State.

    CNN Transcript Nov 30, 2009

  • MIKE HUCKABEE, FORMER GOVERNOR OF ARKANSAS: Now, if you think that 108-year sentence is an appropriate sentence for a 16-year-old for the crimes he committed, then you should run for governor of Arkansas.

    CNN Transcript Dec 3, 2009

  • ART ENGLISH, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK: No question, they see an opportunity here, and an opportunity to win a Senate seat doesn't come often for Republicans in Arkansas.

    CNN Transcript Nov 23, 2009

  • ART ENGLISH, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK: No question they see an opportunity here and an opportunity to win a Senate seat doesn't come often for Republicans in Arkansas.

    CNN Transcript Nov 23, 2009

  • MIKE HUCKABEE (R), FORMER ARKANSAS GOVERNOR: Should he be found to be responsible for this horrible tragedy it will be the result of a series of failures in the criminal justice system in both Arkansas and Washington State.

    CNN Transcript Nov 30, 2009

  • MIKE HUCKABEE (R), FORMER ARKANSAS GOVERNOR: Now, if you think that a 108-year sentence is an appropriate sentence for a 16-year-old for the crimes he committed, then you should run for governor of Arkansas.

    CNN Transcript Dec 5, 2009

  • MIKE HUCKABEE (R), FORMER GOVERNOR OF ARKANSAS: Now, if you think that a 108-year sentence is an appropriate sentence for a 16 - year-old, for the crimes he committed then you should run for governor of Arkansas.

    CNN Transcript Dec 2, 2009

  • MIKE HUCKABEE, FORMER GOVERNOR OF ARKANSAS: Should he be found to be responsible for this horrible tragedy, it will be the result of a series of failures in the criminal justice system in both Arkansas and Washington state.

    CNN Transcript Dec 1, 2009

  • MIKE BEEBE, ARKANSAS: One thing Arkansas is he really noted for is the way people rally and pull together.

    CNN Transcript Feb 6, 2008

  • REBECCA GWATNEY, ARKANSAS DELEGATE: This is Rebecca Gwatney on behalf of the great state of Arkansas, the adopted home of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, a state that provided her with her largest margin of 70 percent in the 2008 Democratic primary, and a state with an admiration for the Clintons that is unmatched throughout this country.

    CNN Transcript Aug 27, 2008

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