HyperDic: united_states

English > 2 senses of the expression United States:
NOUNlocationUnited 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
groupUnited States, United States government, U.S. government, US Government, U.S.the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States
English > United States: 2 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningNorth 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; achieved independence in 1776.
SynonymsUnited States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.
InstancesUnion, NorthThe United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
Instance ofNorth American country, North American nationAny country on the North American continent
Member ofNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATOAn international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
Organization of American States, OASAn association including most countries in the western hemisphere
MembersAmericanA native or inhabitant of the United States
Part ofNorth AmericaA continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
PartsAlabama, Heart of Dixie, Camellia State, AL, Ala.A state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
Alaska, Last Frontier, AKA state in northwestern North America
American stateOne of the 50 states of the United States
Arizona, Grand Canyon State, AZA state in southwestern United States
Arkansas, Land of Opportunity, AR, Ark.A state in south central United States
California, Golden State, CA, Calif.A state in the western United States on the Pacific
ColonyOne of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States
Colorado, Centennial State, CO, Colo.A state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains
Connecticut, Nutmeg State, Constitution State, CT, Ct.A New England state
Connecticut, Connecticut RiverA river in the northeastern United States
DakotaThe area of the states of North Dakota and South Dakota
Delaware, Diamond State, First State, DE, Del.A Mid-Atlantic state
District of Columbia, D.C., DCThe district occupied entirely / entirely by the city of Washington
East, eastern United StatesThe region of the United States lying to the north of the Ohio River and to the east of the Mississippi River
Florida, Sunshine State, Everglade State, FL, Fla.A state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico
Georgia, Empire State of the South, Peach State, GA, Ga.A state in southeastern United States
Great LakesA group of five large, interconnected lakes in central North America
Hawaii, Hawai'i, Aloha State, HI, Haw.A state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands
Idaho, Gem State, ID, Id.A state in the Rocky Mountains
Illinois, Prairie State, Land of Lincoln, IL, Ill.A midwestern state in north-central United States
Indiana, Hoosier State, IN, Ind.A state in midwestern United States
Iowa, Hawkeye State, IA, Ia.A state in midwestern United States
Kansas, Sunflower State, KS, Kan.A state in midwestern United States
Kentucky, Bluegrass State, KY, Ken.A state in east central United States
Louisiana, Pelican State, LA, La.A state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
Louisiana Purchaseterritory in the western United States purchased from France in 1803 for $15 million
Maine, Pine Tree State, ME, Me.A state in New England
Maryland, Old Line State, Free State, MD, Md.A Mid-Atlantic state
Massachusetts, Bay State, Old Colony, MA, Mass.A state in New England
Michigan, Wolverine State, Great Lakes State, MI, Mich.A midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
Mid-Atlantic statesA region of the eastern United States comprising New York and New Jersey and Pennsylvania and Delaware and Maryland
Midwest, middle west, midwestern United StatesThe north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America)
Minnesota, Gopher State, North Star State, MN, Minn.A midwestern state
Mississippi, Magnolia State, MS, Miss.A state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico
Mississippi, Mississippi RiverA major North American river and the chief river of the United States
Missouri, Show Me State, MO, Mo.A midwestern state in central United States
Missouri, Missouri RiverThe longest river in the United States
Montana, Treasure State, MT, Mont.A state in northwestern United States on the Canadian border
Nebraska, Cornhusker State, NE, Neb.A midwestern state on the Great Plains
Nevada, Silver State, Battle Born State, Sagebrush State, NV, Nev.A state in the southwestern United States
New EnglandA region of northeastern United States comprising Maine and New Hampshire and Vermont and Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Connecticut
New Hampshire, Granite State, NH, N.H.A state in New England
New Jersey, Jersey, Garden State, NJ, N.J.A Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic
New Mexico, Land of Enchantment, NM, N.M.A state in southwestern United States on the Mexican border
New RiverA river in the southeastern United States that flows northward from North Carolina to West Virginia where it empties into the Kanawha River
New York, New York State, Empire State, NY, N.Y.A Mid-Atlantic state
Niagara, Niagara RiverA river flowing from Lake Erie into Lake Ontario
Niobrara, Niobrara RiverA tributary of the Missouri River
NorthThe region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line
North Carolina, Old North State, Tar Heel State, NC, N.C.A state in southeastern United States
North Dakota, Peace Garden State, ND, N.D.A state of north central United States bordering on Canada
Ohio, Buckeye State, OHA midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
Ohio, Ohio RiverA river that is formed in western Pennsylvania and flows westward to become a tributary of the Mississippi River
Oklahoma, Sooner State, OK, Okla.A state in south central United States
Oregon, Beaver State, OR, Ore.A state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
Pacific NorthwestA region of the northwestern United States usually including Washington and Oregon and sometimes southwestern British Columbia
Pennsylvania, Keystone State, PA, Pa.A Mid-Atlantic state
Rhode Island, Little Rhody, Ocean State, RI, R.I.A state in New England
Rio Grande, Rio BravoA North American river
Saint Lawrence, Saint Lawrence River, St. Lawrence, St. Lawrence RiverA North American river
SouthThe region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line
South Carolina, Palmetto State, SC, S.C.A state in the Deep South
South Dakota, Coyote State, Mount Rushmore State, SD, S.D.A state in north central United States
Sunbeltstates in the south and southwest that have a warm climate and tend to be politically conservative
Tennessee, Volunteer State, TN, Tenn.A state in east central United States
Texas, Lone-Star State, TX, Tex.The second largest state
Twin, Twin FallsA waterfall in the Snake River in southern Idaho
Utah, Beehive State, Mormon State, UT, Ut.A state in the western United States
Vermont, Green Mountain State, VT, Vt.A state in New England
Virginia, Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Va.A state in the eastern United States
Washington, Evergreen State, WA, Wash.A state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
West, western United StatesThe region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
West Virginia, Mountain State, WV, W.V.A state in east central United States
Wisconsin, Badger State, WI, Wis., Wisc.A midwestern state in north central United States
Wyoming, Equality State, WY, Wyo.A state in the western United States
Yosemite, Yosemite FallsA series of waterfalls in Yosemite National Park in California
Yukon, Yukon RiverA North American river that flows westward from the Yukon Territory through central Alaska to the Bering Sea
Region ofAmerican Civil War, United States Civil War, War between the Statescivil war in the United States between the North and the South
Athapaskan, Athapascan, Athabaskan, Athabascan, Athapaskan languageA group of Amerindian languages (the name coined by an American anthropologist, Edward Sapir)
Bill of RightsA statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)
Boston Tea Partydemonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped / dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor
Gibson, Mel Gibson, Mel Columcille Gerard GibsonAustralian actor (born in the United States in 1956)
Groundhog Day, February 2If the ground hog emerges / emerges and sees his shadow on this day, there will be 6 more weeks of winter
Hedeoma, genus Hedeomasmall genus of American herbs (American pennyroyal)
Intelligence Community, National Intelligence Community, United States Intelligence Community, ICA group of government agencies and organizations that carry out intelligence activities for the United States government
Lincoln's Birthday, February 12The day on which President Abraham Lincoln is remembered
Marlowe, Philip Marlowetough cynical detective (one of the early detective heroes in American fiction) created by Raymond Chandler
Marshall Islands, Republic of the Marshall IslandsA republic (under United States protection) on the Marshall Islands
Presidents' DayThe third Monday in February
Social Security numberThe number of a particular individual's Social Security account
State DepartmentA department of government in one of the 50 states
Union, NorthThe United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
Washington's Birthday, February 22The day on which George Washington is remembered
Yankee, Yank, NorthernerAn American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)
barrioA Spanish-speaking quarter in a town or city (especially in the United States)
beak, honker, hooter, nozzle, snoot, snout, schnozzle, schnozinformal terms for the nose
billiondenoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States
billion, one thousand million, 1000000000The number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros
billionthPosition 1,000,000,000 in a countable series of things
checking accounta bank account against which the depositor can draw checks that are payable on demand
cola, dopecarbonated drink flavored with extract from kola nuts ('dope' is a southernism in the United States)
combination in restraint of trade(law) any monopoly / monopoly or contract or combination or conspiracy intended to restrain commerce (which are illegal according to antitrust laws of the United States)
county(United States) the largest administrative district within a state
desperado, desperate criminalA bold outlaw (especially on the American frontier)
discount rateThe rate of interest set by the Federal Reserve that member banks are charged when they borrow money through the Federal Reserve System
dollar, dollar bill, one dollar bill, buck, clamA piece of paper money worth one dollar
federal department, federal office, department of the federal governmentA department of the federal government of the United States
freshman, first-yearUsed of a person in the first year of an experience (especially in United States high school or college)
genus Epiphyllumsmall genus of tropical American (mainly Central America) cacti
golden fern, leather fern, Acrostichum aureumstout tropical swamp fern (especially tropical America) having large fronds with golden yellow sporangia covering the undersides
inaugural address, inauguralAn address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a United States president)
inch, inA unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
independent agencyAn agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments
joint resolutionA resolution passed by both houses of Congress which becomes legally binding when signed by the Chief Executive (or passed over the Chief Executive's veto)
maquiladoraAn assembly plant in Mexico (near the United States border)
marineOf or relating to military personnel who serve both on land and at sea (specifically the U.S. Marine Corps)
mestizaA woman of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)
mestizoA person of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)
multiple votingThe act of voting in more than one place by the same person at the same election (illegal in U.S.)
nationA federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes)
octillionThe number that is represented as a one followed by 27 zeros
old man(slang) boss
partridgeflesh of either quail or grouse
pineapple weed, rayless chamomile, Matricaria matricarioidesannual aromatic weed of Pacific coastal areas (United States and northeastern Asia) having bristle-pointed leaves and rayless yellow flowers
quadrillionThe number that is represented as a one followed by 15 zeros
quintillionThe number that is represented as a one followed by 18 zeros
reallotment, reapportionment, reallocationA new apportionment (especially a new apportionment of congressional seats in the United States on the basis of census results)
recallThe act of removing an official by petition
ringworm bush, ringworm shrub, ringworm cassia, Senna alata, Cassia alataTropical shrub (especially of Americas) having yellow flowers and large leaves whose juice is used as a cure for ringworm and poisonous bites
scalliona young / young onion before the bulb has enlarged
septillionThe number that is represented as a one followed by 24 zeros
sextillionThe number that is represented as a one followed by 21 zeros
shamanismAny animistic religion similar to Asian shamanism (especially as practiced by certain Native American tribes)
slave marketA marketplace where slaves were auctioned off (especially in the southern United States before the American Civil War)
snake danceA ceremonial dance (as by the Hopi) in which snakes are handled or invoked
southernismAn attitude characteristic of Southerners (especially in the US)
staff member, stafferAn employee who is a member of a staff of workers (especially a member of the staff that works for the President of the United States)
tartA small open pie with a fruit filling
teacakeAny of various small cakes or cookies often served with tea
totememblem consisting of an object such as an animal or plant
trapeziumA quadrilateral with no parallel sides
trapezoidA quadrilateral with two parallel sides
tribe, federation of tribesA federation (as of American Indians)
trillionOne million million in the United States
trillion, one million million, 1000000000000The number that is represented as a one followed by 12 zeros
trust busting(law) government activities seeking to dissolve corporate trusts and monopolies (especially under the United States antitrust laws)
water spanielAny dog of two large curly-coated breeds used for hunting waterfowl
Spanishamérica, América, Américas, E.E.U.U., EEUU, Estados, Estados Unidos de América, Estados Unidos, United States, United States of America
CatalanAmèrica, Estats Units d'Amèrica, Estats Units, EUA, United States
English > United States: 2 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningThe executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States.
SynonymsUnited States government, U.S. government, US Government, U.S.
Membersexecutive branch, Executive Office of the PresidentThe branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws
judicial branchThe branch of the United States government responsible / responsible for the administration of justice
legislative branchThe branch of the United States government that has the power of legislating
Broaderfederal governmentA government with strong central powers
SpanishE.E.U.U., EEUU, Estados Unidos, Gobierno de EEUU, Gobierno de los Estados Unidos
CatalanEstats Units, EUA, Govern dels Estats Units

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