Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® 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.

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  • n. largest city in Nevada; located in southeastern Nevada; originally settled by Mormons but is now famous for entertainment and gambling and general excess

Etymologies

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From Spanish las vegasĀ ("the meadows").

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