Definition of Colorado river
1. Noun. A river in Texas; flows southeast into the Gulf of Mexico.
2. Noun. An important river in the southwestern United States; rises in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado and flows southwest through Utah into Arizona (where it flows through the Grand Canyon) and then southward through the southern tip of Nevada, then forming the border between California and Arizona and finally into Mexico where it empties into the Gulf of California; the main source of water in the southwestern United States.
Group relationships: Mexico, United Mexican States, Arizona, Az, Grand Canyon State, Centennial State, Co, Colorado, Battle Born State, Nevada, Nv, Sagebrush State, Silver State, Beehive State, Mormon State, Ut, Utah
Generic synonyms: River
Lexicographical Neighbors of Colorado River
Literary usage of Colorado river
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1908)
"The Lower colorado river and the Sal- ton Basin. CE Grunsky. ... Describes the colorado river and the irrigation projects for utilizing its waters, ..."
2. Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties by United States, Charles Joseph Kappler (1904)
"559), and enlarged by Executive order dated November 22, 1873, viz: Beginning at a point where the La Paz Arroyo enters the colorado river, ..."
3. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"eastward, from Arctic America to the Atlantic States, and in most quarters of the globe. An Yosemite Valley (Bolander) ; colorado river ..."
4. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1907)
"The main outlet of Volcano Lake is Hardy's Colorado, which flows from the southwest extremity of the lake and joins colorado river just above ..."