What does Confederate mean?

Definitions for Confederate
kənˈfɛd ər ɪt, -ˈfɛd rɪt; -ˈfɛd əˌreɪtCon·fed·er·ate

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Confederatenoun

    a supporter of the Confederate States of America

  2. confederate, collaborator, henchman, partner in crimenoun

    someone who assists in a plot

  3. accomplice, confederateadjective

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

  4. Confederateadjective

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

    "Confederate soldiers"

  5. allied, confederate, confederativeverb

    united in a confederacy or league

  6. band together, confederateverb

    form a group or unite

    "The groups banded together"

  7. confederateverb

    form a confederation with; of nations

Wiktionary

  1. Confederatenoun

    A supporter or resident of the Confederate States of America.

  2. Confederatenoun

    A supporter of Confederation between Newfoundland and Canada.

  3. Confederateadjective

    Of or relating to the Confederate States of America.

  4. Confederateadjective

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

  5. confederatenoun

    a member of a confederacy

  6. confederatenoun

    an accomplice in a plot

  7. confederatenoun

    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. confederateverb

    To combine into a confederacy.

  9. confederateadjective

    of, relating to, or united in a confederacy

  10. confederateadjective

    banded together; allied.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confederateadjective

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Confederateadjective

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Confederatenoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Confederatenoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Confederateverb

    to unite in a league or confederacy; to ally

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Confederateverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

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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

Examples of Confederate in a Sentence

  1. Tim Kaine:

    I don't really think it's about Confederate flags and Confederate monuments, I would say it's more about cozying up to people who have a tradition of white supremacy, i mean, this isn't about the past, it's about the future.

  2. Cornell Brooks:

    We cannot have the Confederate flag waving on the grounds of the state Capitol.

  3. William Garrett Piston:

    He was nearly erased from Confederate history, there were complicated circumstances. But at the bottom it was because of the fact that Longstreet shocked and outraged white Southerners, because he was willing to participate in biracial politics.

  4. Tiffany Friesen:

    People liked what it stood for, what it meant, we weren't just changing it from Confederate because it was too long or too cumbersome or old-fashioned. We were changing it because it stood for something that we didn't care to uplift. And if we're going to replace it, let's replace it with something we do want to uplift.

  5. Ryun King:

    The swastika and the SS bolts and the Confederate flag tend to be the predominant images that I see that I have to cover up.

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Translations for Confederate

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

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