What does Confederate mean?

Definitions for Confederatekənˈfɛd ər ɪt, -ˈfɛd rɪt; -ˈfɛd əˌreɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Confederate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Confederate(noun)

    a supporter of the Confederate States of America

  2. confederate, collaborator, henchman, partner in crime(noun)

    someone who assists in a plot

  3. accomplice, confederate(adj)

    a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)

  4. Confederate(adj)

    of or having to do with the southern Confederacy during the American Civil War

    "Confederate soldiers"

  5. allied, confederate, confederative(verb)

    united in a confederacy or league

  6. band together, confederate(verb)

    form a group or unite

    "The groups banded together"

  7. confederate(verb)

    form a confederation with; of nations

Wiktionary

  1. Confederate(Noun)

    A supporter or resident of the Confederate States of America.

  2. Confederate(Noun)

    A supporter of Confederation between Newfoundland and Canada.

  3. Confederate(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the Confederate States of America.

  4. Confederate(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the political movement in favour of Confederation between Newfoundland and Canada.

  5. confederate(Noun)

    a member of a confederacy

  6. confederate(Noun)

    an accomplice in a plot

  7. confederate(Noun)

    An actor who participates in a psychological experiment pretending to be a subject but in actuality working for the researcher (also known as a 'stooge').

  8. confederate(Verb)

    To combine into a confederacy.

  9. confederate(Adjective)

    of, relating to, or united in a confederacy

  10. confederate(Adjective)

    banded together; allied.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confederate(adj)

    united in a league; allied by treaty; engaged in a confederacy; banded together; allied

  2. Confederate(adj)

    of or pertaining to the government of the eleven Southern States of the United States which (1860-1865) attempted to establish an independent nation styled the Confederate States of America; as, the Confederate congress; Confederate money

  3. Confederate(noun)

    one who is united with others in a league; a person or a nation engaged in a confederacy; an ally; also, an accomplice in a bad sense

  4. Confederate(noun)

    a name designating an adherent to the cause of the States which attempted to withdraw from the Union (1860-1865)

  5. Confederate(verb)

    to unite in a league or confederacy; to ally

  6. Confederate(verb)

    to unite in a league; to join in a mutual contract or covenant; to band together

  7. Origin: [L. confoederatus, p. p. of confoederare to join by a league; con- + foederare to establish by treaty or league, fr. foedus league, compact. See Federal.]

Freebase

  1. Confederate

    Confederate is an unincorporated community in Lyon County, Kentucky, United States.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Confederate

    kon-fed′ėr-āt, adj. leagued together: allied.—n. one united in a league: an ally: an acomplice.—v.i. and v.t. to league together or join in a league.—ns. Confed′eracy, a league or mutual engagement: persons or states united by a league: a conspiracy; Confederā′tion, a league: alliance, esp. of princes, states, &c.—adj. Confed′erātive, of or belonging to a confederation. [L. confœderāre, -ātumcon, together, fœdus, fœdĕris, a league.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Confederate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Confederate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tim Morgan:

    John Wilkes Booth Booth stayed nearby in a pine thicket, they were helped by the Confederate underground. He learned here that his act was almost universally condemned.

  2. David McCallister:

    There were people that disliked the Confederate battle flag before and it appears they were just looking for some opportunity to create some kind of vigilante lynch mob calling for attacks on the Confederate battle flag wherever it be located, wherever it be displayed.

  3. Candice Miller:

    Given the controversy surrounding Confederate imagery, I decided to install a new display, i am well aware of how many Americans negatively view the Confederate flag. And, personally, I am very sympathetic to these views.However, I also believe that it is not the business of the federal government to dictate what flag each state flies.

  4. Kenneth Nail:

    Nikki Haley announced. Since then, at least 60 public Confederate symbols have been removed since the 2015 church shooting, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Most recently, the city of St. Louis, Mo., removed a Confedearte monument -- a 32-foot-tall granite column with a bronze sculpture -- from a park. Complicating the debate for those opposed to these moves is the involvement of hate groups like the KKK. The group is planning a rally for July 8 following a decision by the city council in Charlottesville, Va., to remove a statue of Gen. Lee Park and rename Lee Park. Meanwhile, in April, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered the removal of multiple Confederate statues. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu received brutal backlash and was forced to have heavy police presence in place when the nighttime removals began. Despite threats that people would boycott New Orleans, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu did not back down. These statues are not just stone and metal, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a highly lauded speech after the last Confederate statue had been taken down. They are not just innocent remembrances of a benign history. These monuments purposefully celebrate a fictional, sanitized Confederacy ; ignoring the death, ignoring the enslavement and the terror that it actually stood for. But to others, like Kenneth Nail Nail, it’s not about oppression. To us, it’s not a hate thing. It’s a heritage thing and what we like to do is celebrate everyone's struggles : the blacks, the whites, the north and south.

  5. Kenneth Nail:

    Nikki Haley announced. Since then, at least 60 public Confederate symbols have been removed since the 2015 church shooting, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Most recently, the city of St. Louis, Mo., removed a Confedearte monument -- a 32-foot-tall granite column with a bronze sculpture -- from a park. Complicating the debate for those opposed to these moves is the involvement of hate groups like the KKK. The group is planning a rally for July 8 following a decision by the city council in Charlottesville, Va., to remove a statue of Gen. Lee Park and rename Lee Park. Meanwhile, in April, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered the removal of multiple Confederate statutes. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu received brutal backlash and was forced to have heavy police presence in place when the nighttime removals began. Despite threats that people would boycott New Orleans, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu did not back down. These statues are not just stone and metal, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a highly lauded speech after the last Confederate statue had been taken down. They are not just innocent remembrances of a benign history. These monuments purposefully celebrate a fictional, sanitized Confederacy ; ignoring the death, ignoring the enslavement and the terror that it actually stood for. But to others, like Kenneth Nail Nail, it’s not about oppression. To us, it’s not a hate thing. It’s a heritage thing and what we like to do is celebrate everyone's struggles : the blacks, the whites, the north and south.

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Translations for Confederate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • съюзнически, съюзен, заговорник, участник в конфедерация, конфедеративен, съучастникBulgarian
  • դաշնակիցArmenian
  • подставное лицо, сообщник, соучастникRussian

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