Florida

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: florida, Flórida, and Flórída

English[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish, a shortening of either la Florida (the flowery one) or Pascua Florida (flowery Easter).[1] It is the oldest surviving European-given place-name in the US.[2][1]

The New York village in Orange County was named in the 1760s from Latin flōrida (flowery).[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Florida

  1. A state of the United States. Capital: Tallahassee. Largest city: Jacksonville.
    • 2015, John Oliver, “Municipal Violations”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 2, episode 7, written by Tim Carvell; Josh Gondelman; Dan Gurewitch; Jeff Maurer; Ben Silva; Will Tracy; Jill Twiss; Seena Vali; Julie Weiner, HBO, Warner Bros. Television:
      In 2012 in Florida, a staggering 88% of all license suspensions were due to failure to comply with summons or fines, which is insane. It also leaves only 12% for Florida’s other most common violations: accidentally taking your golf cart on the freeway, feeding meth to an alligator, feeding an alligator to a meth dealer, and being an alligator meth dealer. Florida!
  2. The peninsula which makes up most of the state of Florida, United States.
  3. Two adjacent cities in Vicente López department, Buenos Aires province, Argentina: Florida Este and Florida Oeste.
  4. A province of Santa Cruz department, Bolivia.
  5. A municipality of Paraná, Brazil.
  6. A town and commune of the Biobío region, Chile.
  7. A town in Valle del Cauca department, Colombia.
  8. A municipality and city in Camagüey province, Cuba.
  9. A municipality of Copán department, Honduras.
  10. A district of the Amazonas region, Peru.
  11. Several places in Puerto Rico:
    1. A town and municipality of Puerto Rico.
    2. A barrio of the municipality of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico.
    3. A barrio in the municipality and island of Vieques, Puerto Rico.
  12. A suburb of Johannesburg, Gauteng province, South Africa; perhaps named for the state.
  13. A department of Uruguay.
  14. A city, the capital of Florida department, Uruguay.
  15. Several places in the United States:
    1. An unincorporated community in La Plata County, Colorado; named for the river.
    2. An unincorporated community in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana; named for the state.
    3. A town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts; perhaps named for Spanish Florida.
    4. A ghost town and former village in Monroe County, Missouri; named for the state.
    5. A town in Montgomery County, New York; named for the state.
    6. A village in Orange County, New York.
    7. A village in Henry County, Ohio; named for the state.
  16. A river in Colorado; flowing from Lillie Lake in the Weminuche Wilderness into the Animas near Durango.
  17. University of Florida.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Steven Otfinoski, Juan Ponce de Leon: Discoverer of Florida (2004, ISBN 07614161020, page 38
  2. ^ George Stewart, Names on the Land: A Historical Account of Place-Naming in the United States (1945, New York: Random House), pages 11–13, 17, 18.
  3. ^ From Abbotts to Zurich: New York State Placenames[1] (in English), Syracuse University Press, 2004, →ISBN, page 79

Catalan[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Florida f

  1. Florida (a state of the United States)
  2. Florida (a peninsula in the state of Florida, United States)

Czech[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Florida f

  1. Florida (a state of the United States)
  2. Florida (a peninsula in the state of Florida, United States)

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Florida in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Florida.

Proper noun[edit]

Florida (genitive Floridas)

  1. Florida (a state of the United States)
  2. Florida (a peninsula in the state of Florida, United States)

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

At least since the 16th century; probably from Spanish

Proper noun[edit]

Florida

  1. Florida (a state of the United States)

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Florida.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfloridɑ/, [ˈflo̞ridɑ]
  • Rhymes: -oridɑ
  • Syllabification: Flo‧ri‧da

Proper noun[edit]

Florida

  1. Florida (a state of the United States)
  2. Florida (a peninsula in the state of Florida, United States)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Florida (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Florida
genitive Floridan
partitive Floridaa
illative Floridaan
singular plural
nominative Florida
accusative nom. Florida
gen. Floridan
genitive Floridan
partitive Floridaa
inessive Floridassa
elative Floridasta
illative Floridaan
adessive Floridalla
ablative Floridalta
allative Floridalle
essive Floridana
translative Floridaksi
instructive
abessive Floridatta
comitative
Possessive forms of Florida (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person Floridani Floridamme
2nd person Floridasi Floridanne
3rd person Floridansa

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

At least since the 17th century; probably from Spanish or Dutch Florida, or maybe from English Florida.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈflɔʁida/
  • IPA(key): /ˈflɔɹədɐ/ (uncommon, emulating English)
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Florida n (genitive Floridas)

  1. Florida (a state of the United States)
  2. Florida (a peninsula in the state of Florida, United States)

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Etymology[edit]

From English Florida.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈflɔ.ri.da/, /floˈri.da/
  • Rhymes: -ɔrida, -ida
  • Hyphenation: Flò‧ri‧da, Flo‧rì‧da

Proper noun[edit]

Florida f

  1. Florida (a state of the United States)
  2. Florida (a peninsula in the state of Florida, United States)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /flǒrida/
  • Hyphenation: Flo‧ri‧da

Proper noun[edit]

Flòrida f (Cyrillic spelling Фло̀рида)

  1. Florida (a state of the United States)
  2. Florida (a peninsula in the state of Florida, United States)

Declension[edit]


Slovak[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈflo.ri.da/
  • Hyphenation: Flo‧ri‧da

Proper noun[edit]

Florida f (genitive Floridy) declension pattern žena

  1. Florida (a state of the United States)
  2. Florida (a peninsula in the state of Florida, United States)

Usage notes[edit]

Uses the preposition na.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Florida in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /floˈɾida/, [floˈɾiða]

Proper noun[edit]

Florida f

  1. Florida (a state of the United States)
  2. Florida (a peninsula in the state of Florida, United States)

Related terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The definite article is optional when referring to Florida in Spanish (i.e. la Florida) although you will generally find it more often referred to without the definite article than with it.

See also[edit]