Definitions

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

  • A state of the south-central United States. It was admitted as the 46th state in 1907. First explored by the Spanish, it was opened to settlement in 1889. The western part was organized in 1890 as the Oklahoma Territory, which was merged with the adjoining Indian Territory to form the present state boundaries. The Dust Bowl of the 1930s forced many farmers to move west as migrant laborers. Oklahoma City is the capital and the largest city. Population: 3,620,000.

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  • proper n. A state of the United States of America. Capital and largest city: Oklahoma City.
  • proper n. A county in the State of Oklahoma.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a state in south central United States

Etymologies

From Choctaw okla (people), + homa (red). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • TOM COBURN (R), OKLAHOMA: My constituents in Oklahoma understand, as do most Americans, that the right to own guns hangs in the balance.

    CNN Transcript Jul 16, 2009

  • (OKLAHOMA CITY) Oklahoma former history teacher and current Republican legislator Sally Kern needs to crack some her own text books instead of making wisecracks about Oklahoma's and the nation's gay/lesbian taxpayers.

    Oklahoma Homo-Hater Kern Needs to Crack Some Books

  • MARY ANN LEFTMAN, OKLAHOMA CITY RESIDENT: In Oklahoma, if God puts it here, then God takes it away.

    CNN Transcript Jan 14, 2007

  • KATHIE WRIGHT, OKLAHOMA HUMAN SERVICES: Illegal aliens do not receive benefits knowingly through the Department of Human Services in Oklahoma.

    CNN Transcript Nov 2, 2006

  • DON NICKLES (R), OKLAHOMA: Mr. President, Oklahoma has 41 votes.

    CNN Transcript Aug 31, 2004

  • O'CONNOR: CNN has confirmed that the FBI was at Airman Flight School in norman, oklahoma, two weeks before the terrorist attack, asking questions about Zachariah Sazawi (ph), who was detained after using a false passport at another flight school in Oklahoma, according to sources.

    CNN Transcript Sep 18, 2001

  • PRESIDENT DECLARES A MAJOR DISASTER EXISTS IN THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Oklahoma and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding on October 21-29, 2000.

    President Declares A Disaster Exists In The State Of Oklahoma

  • OKLAHOMA: Benefits 174,000 workers in Oklahoma, representing 24.4 percent of all hourly workers in the state.

    Minimum Wage Raise Benefits On State By State Basis

  • OKLAHOMA ADVANCES In the second semifinal, Danielle Robinson and Amanda Thompson hit big free throws in the final seconds to lift No. 12 Oklahoma past No. 20

    NYT > Home Page

  • •At Colorado 77, Oklahoma 67 •Oklahoma State 69, at Iowa State 64

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

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