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Definition 1: a politically organized body of people under a single government - [noun denoting group]

Samples where nation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for nation in the sense of this definition

(nation is a kind of ...) a unit with political responsibilities

(... is a kind of nation ) any of the countries in the British Commonwealth

(... is a kind of nation ) a friendly nation

(... is a kind of nation ) a state consisting of a sovereign city

(... is a kind of nation ) a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world

(... is a kind of nation ) a nation that possesses formidable naval strength

(... is a kind of nation ) a state exercising a degree of dominion over a dependent state especially in its foreign affairs

(... is a kind of nation ) a state that does not respect other states in its international actions

(... is a kind of nation ) the German state

(... is a kind of nation ) any state of which one is not a citizen

"working in a foreign country takes a bit of getting used to"

(... is a kind of nation ) one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth

(... is a kind of nation ) a country that is poor and whose citizens are mostly agricultural workers but that wants to become more advanced socially and economically

(... is an instance of nation) the independent state that the Tamil Tigers have fought for

(nation is a part of ...) a 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

Definition 2: the people who live in a nation or country - [noun denoting group]

Samples where nation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for nation in the sense of this definition

(nation is a kind of ...) (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

"old people" "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

(... is a kind of nation ) the people of the Netherlands

"the Dutch are famous for their tulips"

(... is a kind of nation ) the people of Great Britain

(... is a kind of nation ) the people of England

(... is a kind of nation ) people of Ireland or of Irish extraction

(... is a kind of nation ) the people of France

(... is a kind of nation ) the people of Spain

(... is a kind of nation ) the natives or inhabitants of Switzerland

(nation is a member of ...) a person who owes allegiance to that nation

"a monarch has a duty to his subjects"

Definition 3: a federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes) - [noun denoting group]

Samples where nation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Shawnee nation

(nation is a kind of ...) a union of political organizations

(... is a kind of nation ) a federation (as of American Indians)

(nation belongs to a domain located in ...) 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; achieved independence in 1776

Definition 4: United States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846-1911) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for nation in the sense of this definition

(nation is an instance of ...) a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages

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