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ˈneɪ ʃənna·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes

  1. nation

    A community is in general terms the aggregate of persons inhabiting any territory in common and viewed as having common interests; a commonwealth is such a body of persons having a common government, especially a republican government; as, the commonwealth of Massachusetts. A community may be very small; a commonwealth is ordinarily of considerable extent. A people is the aggregate of any public community, either in distinction from their rulers or as including them; a race is a division of mankind in the line of origin and ancestry; the people of the United States includes members of almost every race. The use of people as signifying persons collectively, as in the statement "The hall was full of people," has been severely criticized, but is old and accepted English, and may fitly be classed as idiomatic, and often better than persons, by reason of its collectivism. As Dean Alford suggests, it would make a strange transformation of the old hymn "All people that on earth do dwell" to sing "All persons that on earth do dwell." A state is an organized political community considered in its corporate capacity as "a body politic and corporate;" as, a legislative act is the act of the state; every citizen is entitled to the protection of the state. A nation is an organized political community considered with reference to the persons composing it as having certain definite boundaries, a definite number of citizens, etc. The members of a people are referred to as persons or individuals; the individual members of a state or nation are called citizens or subjects. The population of a country is simply the aggregate of persons residing within its borders, without reference to race, organization, or allegiance; unnaturalized residents form part of the population, but not of the nation, possessing none of the rights and being subject to none of the duties of citizens. In American usage State signifies one commonwealth of the federal union known as the United States. Tribe is now almost wholly applied to rude peoples with very imperfect political organization; as, the Indian tribes; nomadic tribes. Compare MOB.

    Synonyms:
    commonwealth, community, people, population, race, state, tribe

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. nation

    Synonyms:
    race, people, realm, community, commonwealth, state

Princeton's WordNet1.5 / 2 votes

  1. state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politicnoun

    a politically organized body of people under a single government

    "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:
    landed estate, state of matter, body politic, commonwealth, ground, farming, province, res publica, kingdom, solid ground, state, dry land, estate, realm, land, country, soil, area, acres, republic, demesne, earth, democracy, rural area, terra firma, domain

  2. nation, land, countrynoun

    the people who live in a nation or country

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

    Synonyms:
    landed estate, res publica, body politic, commonwealth, ground, rural area, state, area, kingdom, solid ground, dry land, estate, realm, land, country, soil, farming, acres, demesne, earth, terra firma, domain

  3. Nation, Carry Nation, Carry Amelia Moore Nationnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    state, res publica, land, commonwealth, country, body politic

  4. nationnoun

    a federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes)

    "the Shawnee nation"

    Synonyms:
    state, res publica, land, commonwealth, country, body politic

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. nationnoun

    Synonyms:
    state, commonwealth, realm, nationality

  2. nationnoun

    Synonyms:
    people, community, population, race

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How to use nation in a sentence?

  1. Kellyanne Conway:

    The idea that we should be treated differently because of anything, of anything, because of where we work or what we believe or what we're trying to do on behalf of this great nation, that's complete nonsense.

  2. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory:

    That's clearly the flag that has been hijacked by people that are misusing that symbolism to set the wrong tone for our nation and for North Carolina.

  3. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    On our way to Nov. 1, we will act like a government elected for four years. Our nation should be at ease about this. We will not be working in the mood of an interim government.

  4. Richard Bensinger:

    If we had petitioned for the whole district, they'd say the vote should be the whole state. If we petitioned for a vote for the whole state, they'd say the vote should be the whole nation.

  5. Richard Blumenthal:

    He would be screaming to the world,' I am guilty !' And he would so undermine the credibility of his office that it would be a disaster for the nation, it would very possibly be an obstruction of justice because he would be misusing that power to protect himself as a target of that investigation.


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