HyperDic: nation

English > 4 senses of the word nation / Nation:
NOUNgroupnation, state, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politica politically organized body of people under a single government
groupnation, land, countrythe people who live in a nation or country
person Nation, Carry Nation, Carry Amelia Moore NationUnited States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846-1911)
groupnationa federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes)
nation / Nation > pronunciation
Soundsney'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > nation: 4 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA politically organized body of people under a single government.
Examples
  • "African nations"
  • "students who had come to the nation's capitol"
Synonymsstate, country, land, commonwealth, 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
Adjectivesnationalof or relating to or belonging to a nation or country
English > nation: 4 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningThe people who live in a nation or country.
Examples
  • "a statement that sums up the nation's mood"
  • "the news was announced to the nation"
Synonymsland, country
Membersnational, subjectA person who owes allegiance to that nation
NarrowerBritish, British people, BritsThe people of Great Britain
Dutch, Dutch peopleThe people of the Netherlands
English, English peopleThe people of England
French, French peopleThe people of France
Irish, Irish peoplePeople of Ireland or of Irish extraction
Spanish, Spanish peopleThe people of Spain
Swiss, Swiss peopleThe natives or inhabitants of Switzerland
Broaderpeople(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
Spanishnación, país, pueblo
Catalannació, país, poble, terra
Adjectivesnationalcharacteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation
English > Nation: 4 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningUnited States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846-1911).
SynonymsCarry Nation, Carry Amelia Moore Nation
Instance ofdry, prohibitionistA reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
English > nation: 4 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningA federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes).
Example"the Shawnee nation"
RegionUnited States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.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
Narrowertribe, federation of tribesA federation (as of American Indians)
Broaderconfederation, confederacy, federationA union of political organizations
Spanishnación, país, pueblo

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