Colorado

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: colorado

English[edit]

Map of US highlighting Colorado
English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish colorado (red, ruddy, colored), usually from the reddish appearance of some silt-laden rivers, or from Portuguese colorado in the case of Brazilian locations.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Colorado

  1. A major river of western North America, running from the Rocky Mountains in the United States to the Gulf of California in Mexico.
  2. A state in the western United States, the 38th state. Capital and largest city: Denver.
    • 1878, "Colorado", Encyclopaedia Britannica, 9th ed., Vol. VI, p. 162:
      The mountains of Colorado were, till a comparatively recent date, richly clothed with forest; but owing partly to natural causes, and still more to the lavish consumption and reckless destruction of the early settlers, the quantity of growing timber in the State is exceedingly small, and before long, if restorative measures are not adopted, the Colorado demand for wood will require to be supplied from without. Whole mountain sides often present the appearance of monstrous cheavaux-de-frise, the dead trunks of the wind-thrown pines being tossed about in all directions.
  3. A river in Texas in the United States, flowing into the Gulf of Mexico.
  4. A river in southern Argentina, running from the Andes into the Atlantic.
  5. Several settlements in the Americas.
    1. A municipality of Paraná, Brazil.
    2. A municipality of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
    3. A village in the Dominican Republic.
    4. An unincorporated community in Texas, United States.
  6. (historical) The Territory of Colorado, a former territory of the United States.
  7. (historical) A ghost town in California, United States.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Both variants are found among Colorado natives.

Catalan[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Colorado ?

  1. Colorado (a state of the United States)

Central Nahuatl[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Colorado

  1. Colorado (a state of the United States)

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Colorado.

Proper noun[edit]

Colorado (genitive Colorados)

  1. Colorado (a state of the United States)

Finnish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Colorado.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkolorɑ(ː)do/, [ˈko̞lo̞ˌrɑ(ː)do̞]

Proper noun[edit]

Colorado

  1. Colorado (a state of the United States)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Colorado (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative Colorado
genitive Coloradon
partitive Coloradoa
illative Coloradoon
singular plural
nominative Colorado
accusative nom. Colorado
gen. Coloradon
genitive Coloradon
partitive Coloradoa
inessive Coloradossa
elative Coloradosta
illative Coloradoon
adessive Coloradolla
ablative Coloradolta
allative Coloradolle
essive Coloradona
translative Coloradoksi
instructive
abessive Coloradotta
comitative
Possessive forms of Colorado (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person Coloradoni Coloradomme
2nd person Coloradosi Coloradonne
3rd person Coloradonsa

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish colorado, partly through English Colorado.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɔloˈʁaːdo/
  • IPA(key): /ˌkɔləˈɹaːdo/ (rare and only for the US places)
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Colorado n

  1. Colorado (a state of the United States)

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Etymology[edit]

From English Colorado, from Spanish colorado.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Colorado m

  1. Colorado (a state of the United States)

Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Colorado m

  1. Colorado (a river in North America, located between the United States and Mexico)
  2. Colorado (a state of the United States)
  3. A town and municipality of Paraná, Brazil.
  4. A town and municipality of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Romanian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Colorado n

  1. Colorado (a state of the United States)

Slovak[edit]

Slovak Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sk

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Colorado n (genitive Colorada, declension pattern of mesto)

  1. Colorado (a state of the United States)

References[edit]

  • Colorado in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /koloˈɾado/, [ko.loˈɾa.ð̞o]

Proper noun[edit]

Colorado m

  1. Colorado (a state of the United States)

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]