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Definition of the noun california

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noun - plural: -

  1. a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
    • examples: At last, we reached California. | The chances are that the boss will send you to California. | John comes from Florida and his wife from California. | They grow oranges in California. | California is about as large as Japan. | California is famous for its fruit. | In California are the famous big trees, or "forest kings" as they are called. | California and Nevada border on each other. | Jogging is out in California. | You have just won a prize of $5000 in a California state safety competition for proper use of your seatbelt.
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • scientific name: CA
    • synonyms of California: Calif. / Golden State
    • instance of: American state = one of the 50 states of the United States
    • part of: Southwest / southwestern United States = the southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado; America / the States / U.S. / U.S.A. / United States / United States of America / US / USA = North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean
    • parts:
      • Channel Islands National Park = a national park in California featuring sea birds and marine life
      • Kings Canyon National Park = a national park in California that has giant sequoia trees and alpine lakes and glaciers
      • Lassen Volcanic National Park = a national park in California having mountains and volcanic lakes and hot springs
      • Redwood National Park = a national park in California featuring a redwood forest and Pacific Ocean coastline
      • Sequoia National Park = a national park in California that includes Mount Whitney
      • Yosemite National Park = a national park in California famous for its waterfalls and rock formations
      • Anaheim = a city in southern California
      • Bakersfield = a city in south central California at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley
      • Barstow = a town in southeastern California
      • Berkeley = a city in California on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay
      • Beverly Hills = a city in southwestern California surrounded by Los Angeles
      • Chula Vista = an industrial city in southern California (south of San Diego) near the Mexican border
      • Eureka = a town in northwest California on an arm of the Pacific Ocean
      • Fresno = a city in south central California in the San Joaquin Valley
      • Long Beach = a city in southern California located on 8.5 miles of Pacific beachfront
      • City of the Angels / Los Angeles / L.A. = a city in southern California; motion picture capital of the world
      • Monterey = a town in western California to the south of San Francisco on a peninsula at the southern end of Monterey Bay
      • Oakland = a city in western California on San Francisco Bay opposite San Francisco
      • Palo Alto = a university town in California
      • Pasadena = a city in southwestern California to the east of Los Angeles
      • Redding = a town in north central California on the Sacramento River
      • Riverside = a city in southern California
      • capital of California / Sacramento = a city in north central California 75 miles to the northeast of San Francisco on the Sacramento River
      • San Bernardino = a city in southern California to the east of Los Angeles
      • San Diego = a picturesque city of southern California on San Diego Bay near the Mexican border
      • San Francisco = a port in western California near the Golden Gate that is one of the major industrial and transportation centers; it has one of the world's finest harbors
      • San Jose = a city in western California located at the southern end of San Francisco Bay to the south of San Francisco
      • San Mateo = a town in California to the south of San Francisco
      • San Pablo = a town in western California to the north of Oakland on an arm of San Francisco Bay
      • Santa Ana = a city in southern California to the east of Long Beach
      • Santa Barbara = a town in southwestern California on the Pacific Ocean
      • Santa Clara = a city of west central California
      • Santa Cruz = a town in western California on Monterey Bay
      • Big Sur = a picturesque coastal region of California to the south of San Francisco
      • Silicon Valley = a region in California to the south of San Francisco that is noted for its concentration of high-technology industries
      • Colorado Desert = an arid region of southeastern California
      • Death Valley = a desert area that is part of the Mojave Desert in eastern California and southwestern Nevada
      • Mohave Desert / Mojave Desert / Mohave / Mojave = a desert area in southern California and western Arizona
      • Lake Tahoe = a lake on the border between Nevada and California to the west of Carson City
      • Donner Pass = a mountain pass in northeastern California near Lake Tahoe
      • Golden Gate = a strait in western California that connects the San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean
      • Klamath River / Klamath = a river flowing southwest from Oregon through northern California to the Pacific Ocean
      • Monterey Bay = an inlet of the Pacific Ocean in western California
      • Russian River = a river in northern California
      • Sacramento River = a river in northern California rising near Mount Shasta and flowing south to the San Francisco Bay
      • Salton Sea = a saltwater lake in southeastern California
      • San Andreas Fault = a major geological fault in California; runs from San Diego to San Francisco
      • San Fernando Valley = a fertile valley in southern California to the north of Los Angeles
      • San Joaquin River = a river in central California that rises in the Sierra Nevada and flows northwest to form a large delta with the Sacramento River
      • San Joaquin Valley = a vast valley in central California known for its rich farmland
      • Mount Shasta / Shasta = a volcanic mountain peak in the Cascade Range in northern California
      • Sierra Nevada Mountains / Sierra Nevada / High Sierra = a mountain range in eastern California
    • observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
      map of observational data from the GBIF
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California was a Pop rock/Bubblegum Pop group which recorded for Laurie Records from 1973 thru 1985.

Phrases with California

Phrases starting with the word California:

  1. California Ash
  2. California Pea
  3. california yew
  4. California Cone
  5. California Dock
  6. california fern
  7. California Gull
  8. California Nama
  9. california newt
  10. California Pine
  11. California Rape
  12. California Roll
  13. california sage
  14. California Stop
  15. California toad
  16. California Vole
  17. california wine
  18. California Brome

Phrases ending with the word California:

  1. baja california
  2. Gale California

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for California

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Google previewSouthern California: an Island on the Land (1946)

by Carey McWilliams

Walled off from the rest of the country by mountain ranges and desert wastes, Southern California is an island on the land,

Google previewThe Columbia Dictionary of Quotations (1993)

by Robert Andrews

See Jlso Byron on ENGLAND AND IMF ENCI ISH: Byron on Cf NHJS, CALIFORNIA AND THE WEST 1 California is a tine place to live— if you happen to be an orange. FRED ALLEN (1894-1957). U.S. radio comic. American Magazine (Dec ...

Google previewRural Californian (1901)

Southern California is a great country in climate, productions, conveniences and character of the people. All that is wanted is that...

It is well understood that Southern California is the ideal region for homes for the rich. It is not a mistaken ideal ...

Google previewSpeaking and Writing Strategies for the TOEFL iBT (2015)

by Bruce Stirling

California, therefore, is the main topic (also called the main idea or main subject). The testtaker's opinion is “...was the best trip ever.” In sentence B, the test-taker will also write (or speak) about California. California is the main topic once again.

Google previewManaging Sustainable Development (1993)

by Michael Carley, Ian Christie

Susan Sherry, 19911 Like the South-East of England, the Tokyo-Osaka region and an increasing number of intensively-developed regions throughout the world , California is a victim of its own economic success, on a grand scale. It is often ...

Google previewFrom Mass to Universal Education (2012)

The Experience of the State of California and its Relevance to European Education in the Year 2000 by G. Benveniste, Charles Benson

Therefore, California is a unique case in the world. With a population of 20 plus million people,

Google previewThe Hispanic population, 2000 (2001)

by Betsy Guzmán, United States. Bureau of the Census

The largest 15 East Los Angeles, California is a census designated place and is not legally incorporated. 16 Hispanics were the majority of the population in the ten places shown in Table 4 as well as in these nine additional places: Pomona, ...

Google previewComputational Earthquake Physics: Simulations, Analysis and Infrastructure (2007)

by Xiang-chu Yin, Peter Mora, Andrea Donnellan, Mitsuhiro Matsu'ura

Introduction–Virtual California Virtual California is a model representing the structure and dynamics of the vertical, strike-slip earthquake fault system in California (RUNDLE, 1988; see RUNDLE et al., 2004 for a recent description). It is a type ...

Google previewParadise Lost (2004)

California's Experience, America's Future : Updated with a New Preface by Peter Schrag

California is a garden of Eden, a paradise to live in or see, But believe it or not, you won 'tfind it so hot If you ain 't got that do re mi . . . Woody Guthrie, 1937 California is an ever-mutable place, and for much of the nation, a confusing one as well ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Native American Tribes (2009)

by Carl Waldman

California Indians lived in many different kinds of houses. The most typical house throughout the culture area was cone-shaped, about eight feet in diameter at the base. It was constructed from poles covered with brush, grass, reeds, or mats of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Networks (2011)

by George A. Barnett

California has approximately 37.5 million residents, making it the most populous state in the United States. Along with the third-largest land area after Alaska and Texas, California has the largest economy of any state and is the eighth-largest ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Prehistory (2012)

Volume 6: North America by Peter N. Peregrine, Melvin Ember

RELATIVE TIME PERIOD: Follows the Early Southern California tradition and precedes the historic period. LOCATION: Santa Barbara county south to about 50 m south of the United States/Mexican ...

Google previewPolitical Encyclopedia of U.S. States and Regions (2008)

by Donald P. Haider-Markel

CALIFORNIA In 1849, Californians adopted a state constitution, elected a governor and legislature, and launched a state...

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Quotes about California

Let me share some facts with you about the law in most of our country. California is in many ways a little different from the rest of the world, and California has better gun laws than many states, although California's need to be improved. (Michael D. Barnes)
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Scrabble value of C3A1L1I1F4O1R1N1I1A1

The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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