HyperDic: commonwealth

English > 4 senses of the word commonwealth:
NOUNlocationcommonwealththe official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico)
groupcommonwealth, state, nation, country, land, res publica, body politica politically organized body of people under a single government
groupcommonwealtha world organization of autonomous states that are united in allegiance to a central power but are not subordinate to it or to one another
groupcommonwealth, democracy, republica political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
commonwealth > pronunciation
Soundskaa'mahnweh.lth
Rhymeshealth ... wealth: 4 rhymes with ehlth...
English > commonwealth: 4 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningThe official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico).
InstancesPuerto Rico, Porto Rico, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, PRA self-governing commonwealth associated with the United States occupying the island of Puerto Rico
Broaderstate, provinceThe territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
SpanishCommonwealth
English > commonwealth: 4 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA politically organized body of people under a single government.
Synonymsstate, nation, country, land, res publica, body politic
InstancesEelam, Tamil EelamThe independent state that the Tamil Tigers have fought for
Partsestate of the realm, estate, the three estatesA major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights
NarrowerDominionOne of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth
ReichThe German state
allyA friendly nation
city state, city-stateA state consisting of a sovereign city
commonwealth countryAny of the countries in the British Commonwealth
developing countryA country that is poor and whose citizens are mostly agricultural workers but that wants to become more advanced socially and economically
foreign countryAny state of which one is not a citizen
rogue state, renegade state, rogue nationA state that does not respect other states in its international actions
sea powerA nation that possesses formidable naval strength
suzerainA state exercising a degree of dominion over a dependent state especially in its foreign / foreign affairs
world power, major power, great power, power, superpowerA state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
Broaderpolitical unit, political entityA unit with political responsibilities
Spanishestado, nación, país, república, res publica
Catalanestat, nació, país, república, res publica, terra
English > commonwealth: 4 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningA world organization of autonomous states that are united in allegiance to a central power but are not subordinate to it or to one another.
NarrowerBritish Commonwealth, Commonwealth of NationsAn association of nations consisting of the United Kingdom and several former British colonies that are now sovereign states but still pay allegiance to the British Crown
Broaderworld organization, world organisation, international organization, international organisation, global organizationAn international alliance involving many different countries
English > commonwealth: 4 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningA political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them.
Synonymsdemocracy, republic
NarrowerWeimar RepublicThe German republic founded at Weimar in 1919
parliamentary democracyA democracy / democracy having a parliament
Broaderpolitical system, form of governmentThe members of a social organization who are in power
Spanishdemocracia, república
Catalandemocracia, democràcia, república

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