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English noun: nation

1. nation (group) a politically organized body of people under a single government


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsbody politic, commonwealth, country, land, res publica, state


Broader (hypernym)political entity, political unit


Narrower (hyponym)ally, city state, city-state, commonwealth country, developing country, Dominion, foreign country, great power, major power, power, Reich, renegade state, rogue nation, rogue state, sea power, superpower, suzerain, world power


Instance hyponymEelam, Tamil Eelam


Part holonymestate, estate of the realm, the three estates

2. nation (group) the people who live in a nation or country


SamplesA statement that sums up the nation's mood.
The news was announced to the nation.
The whole country worshipped him.


Synonymscountry, land


Broader (hypernym)people


Narrower (hyponym)British, British people, Brits, Dutch, Dutch people, English, English people, French, French people, Irish, Irish people, Spanish, Spanish people, Swiss, Swiss people


Member holonymnational, subject

3. Nation (person) United States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846-1911)


SynonymsCarry Amelia Moore Nation, Carry Nation


Instance hypernymdry, prohibitionist

4. nation (group) a federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes)


SamplesThe Shawnee nation.


Broader (hypernym)confederacy, confederation, federation


Narrower (hyponym)federation of tribes, tribe


Domain regionAmerica, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA









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