Definitions

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

Etymologies

From Spanish las vegas ("the meadows"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In one match against Puggy Pearson at the Las Vegas Country Club, Chagra lost $180,000.

    One of a Kind

  • Eventually, he rented a town house apartment at the Las Vegas Country Club, a gated community of condos and McMansions in the shadow of the Hilton.

    One of a Kind

  • Coventry Lane was in one of the nicer sections of town, but Las Vegas was notorious for its high crime rate, and Madeline had actually been fortunate: during the course of the break-in Richie had returned from a run to 7-Eleven, and with the help of a neighbor scared off the robbers before they could get to the bedroom where Stefanie was sleeping.

    One of a Kind

  • Mike Sexton and Doc Earle jointly decided that it might be good for Stuey to get out of Las Vegas and seek help.

    One of a Kind

  • Jack Straus took Stuey out to the Las Vegas Country Club one morning to teach him a few things about the game.

    One of a Kind

  • In 1952, the Las Vegas Country Club opened, and the course there was soon followed by golf courses at the Desert Inn and the Dunes.

    One of a Kind

  • I had moved back into the house with him and the kids for a couple of months, but then I found a place at the Las Vegas Country Club, and I moved there with Stefanie.

    One of a Kind

  • On another occasion, at a major tournament, Stuey was at a table with Phil Hellmuth Jr., Ken “Skyhawk” Flaton, Jim Boyd, and a cantankerous South Carolinian turned Las Vegas professional, Sam Grizzle.

    One of a Kind

  • Nowhere in Las Vegas did the high rollers gamble higher than on the eighteen-hole emerald-green oases that looked so out of place in the bronze desert sand.

    One of a Kind

  • His writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas CityLife, Jewcy, and numerous other publications.

    Dont You Forget About Me

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