Definition of California
1. Noun. A state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes.
Geographical relationships: Achomawi
Group relationships: Southwest, Southwestern United States, America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa
Terms within: Channel Islands National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Redwood National Park, Sequoia National Park, Yosemite National Park, Anaheim, Bakersfield, Barstow, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Chula Vista, Eureka, Fresno, Long Beach, City Of The Angels, Los Angeles, Monterey, Oakland, Palo Alto, Pasadena, Redding, Riverside, Capital Of California, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, San Pablo, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Big Sur, Silicon Valley, Colorado Desert, Death Valley, Mohave, Mohave Desert, Mojave, Mojave Desert, Lake Tahoe, Donner Pass, Golden Gate, Klamath, Klamath River, Monterey Bay, Russian River, Sacramento River, Salton Sea, San Andreas Fault, San Fernando Valley, San Joaquin River, San Joaquin Valley, Mount Shasta, Shasta, High Sierra, Sierra Nevada, Sierra Nevada Mountains
Generic synonyms: American State
Derivative terms: Californian
Definition of California
1. Proper noun. A western coastal state of the United States of America. Capital: Sacramento. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of California
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In california the Catholic Church, notwithstanding that she receives no ... The great pioneers of Catholic education in california were the Jesuits. ..."
2. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1908)
"Mr. VALENTINE: The last speaker of this morning is Mr. CE KELSEY, special allotting agent in california, who will speak to you on the subject of " Providing ..."
3. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"John Bell, relative to california, Ac, 28 Feb. 1850, Tide Senate Journal, pages 184, 299. ... A Bill (S. 226) to admit california as a state into the Union, ..."
4. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1906)
"REPORT ON DAMAGE TO california LIBRARIES BY EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE THE california ... Commonwealth Club of california. Transactions. Dairy and Produce Review. ..."
5. Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative by Richard Henry Dana (1911)
"It is subdivide! into two provinces, — Lower or Old california, lying between ... Upper california has the seat of its government at Monterey, where is also ..."
6. The Works of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster, Edward Everett (1851)
"california PUBLIC LANDS AND BOUNDARIES.* MR. PRESIDENT, the amendment of the ... In my opinion, Sir, it is highly expedient to admit california now. ..."
7. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1912)
"ROBERT Louis STEVENSON IN california.* Most attractive in appearance is this little book with its golden-brown cover embossed with the bronze ship which ..."