1. [ noun ] (politics,geography) a politically organized body of people under a single government
Synonyms: state country commonwealth land body_politic res_publica

"the state has elected a new president" "African nations" "students who had come to the nation's capitol" "the country's largest manufacturer" "an industrialized land"

Related terms: political_unit world_power ally Reich dominion renegade_state sea_power city_state suzerain estate
2. [ noun ] the people who live in a nation or country
Synonyms: country land a_people nationality

"a statement that sums up the nation's mood" "the news was announced to the nation" "the whole country worshipped him"

Related terms: people Swiss French English British Irish Spanish dutch national
3. [ noun ] (government,geography) the territory occupied by a nation
Synonyms: country state land

"he returned to the land of his birth" "he visited several European countries"

Related terms: administrative_district Cuba Soviet_Union Australia fatherland Iceland European_country Philippines Dominican_Republic Turkey Indonesia kingdom Nauru Comoros Sri_Lanka Burkina_Faso Grenada Haiti east_timor Maldives Jamaica African_country Barbados Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines Trinidad_and_Tobago Asian_country buffer_state Samoa Dominica Cyprus democratic_republic_of_sao_tome_and_principe Papua_New_Guinea Bahamas sultanate Fiji Israel North_American_country South_American_country Tonga Malta Mauritius New_Zealand Vanuatu Saint_Christopher-Nevis Saint_Lucia Marshall_Islands Tuvalu Sao_Tome_e_Principe Seychelles Solomon_Islands Kiribati Russia Ukraine Turkmenistan Cape_Verde Antigua_and_Barbuda rus banana_republic etruria federated_states_of_micronesia tax_haven palau state department domain midland
4. [ noun ] (politics) United States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846-1911)
Synonyms: carry_nation carry_amelia_moore_nation
Related terms: dry
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4222
6. [ noun ] (politics,geography) a federation of tribes (especially native American tribes)

"the Shawnee nation"

Related terms: confederation tribe US
Similar spelling:   Nadine