What does Connecticut mean?

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kəˈnɛt ɪ kətCon·necti·cut

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Connecticut, Nutmeg State, Constitution State, CT(noun)

    a New England state; one of the original 13 colonies

  2. Connecticut, Connecticut River(noun)

    a river in the northeastern United States; flows south from northern New Hampshire along the border between New Hampshire and Vermont and through Massachusetts and Connecticut where it empties into Long Island Sound

  3. Connecticut(noun)

    one of the British colonies that formed the United States

Wiktionary

  1. Connecticut(ProperNoun)

    A Capital: Hartford.

    Etymology: Said to be from Mohican () quinnitukqut "at the long tidal river," from *kwen- "long" (spelling due to confusion with connect) + *-ehtekw "tidal river" + *-enk "place."

Freebase

  1. Connecticut

    Connecticut is the southernmost U.S. state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, and New York to the west and the south. Connecticut is named after the Connecticut River, a major U.S. river that approximately bisects the state. Its capital city is Hartford. Much of southern and western Connecticut is part of the New York metropolitan area; three of Connecticut's eight counties are statistically included in the New York City combined statistical area, the same area is widely referred to as the Tri-State area. Connecticut's center of population is in Cheshire, New Haven County, which is also located within the Tri-State area. Connecticut is the 3rd least extensive, the 29th most populous and 4th most densely populated of the 50 United States. Called the Constitution State, Nutmeg State, and "The Land of Steady Habits", Connecticut was influential in the development of the federal government of the United States. Connecticut's first European settlers were Dutch and established a small, short-lived settlement in present-day Hartford at the confluence of the Park and Connecticut rivers, called Huys de Goede Hoop. Initially, half of Connecticut was a part of the Dutch colony, New Netherland, which included much of the land between the Connecticut and Delaware rivers.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Connecticut

    southernmost of the New England States, is washed by Long Island Sound, has New York on the W., Rhode Island on the E., and Massachusetts on the N. It is the third smallest State, rocky and uneven in surface, unfertile except in the Connecticut River valley. Streams abound, and supply motive-power for very extensive manufactures of clocks, hardware, india-rubber goods, smallwares, textiles, and firearms. There are iron-mines in the NW., stone-quarries, lead, copper, and cobalt mines. Climate is healthy, changeable, and in winter severe. Education is excellently provided for. Yale University, at New Haven, is thoroughly equipped; there are several divinity schools, Trinity College at Hartford, and the Wesleyan University at Middleton. The capital is Hartford (53); New Haven (81) is the largest town and chief port. The original colony was a democratic secession from Massachusetts in 1634. The constitution of 1639 was the first written democratic constitution on record. Its present constitution as a State dates from 1818.

  2. Connecticut

    a river in the United States which rises on the confines of Canada, and, after a course of 450 m., falls into the Atlantic at Long Island.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. connecticut

    One of the original States of the American Confederation, and the most southwestern of the New England States. The country was early explored by the Dutch, but the first permanent settlements were made by English emigrants in 1634. In 1637 the settlers were much annoyed by Indians, who were shortly afterwards subdued, however, in engagements at Mystic and Fairfield, and never after gave any serious trouble. The State took an active part in the cause of American independence, and also in the late war for the Union, and throughout both these eventful contests she sustained eminent distinction as well for the wisdom of her statesmen as for the bravery and patriotism of her soldiers.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Connecticut

    From the Indian Quinnitukut, “country of the long river.”

How to pronounce Connecticut?

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    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

How to say Connecticut in sign language?

  1. connecticut

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Connecticut in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Connecticut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Connecticut in a Sentence

  1. Connecticut Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy:

    Nearly two decades ago, Connecticut was among the first states that passed a comprehensive anti-discrimination law concerning sexual orientation, and three years ago I enthusiastically signed a law adding gender identity and expression to those statutes.

  2. Van Der Beek:

    I’m from Connecticut. As a straight, white, cisgender, born-Christian white male. I grew up in ‘80s; I felt I knew a lot of these people, i felt like I knew a lot of these guys who… got the right job that paid a lot of money right away.

  3. Artisan Partners ' O'Keefe:

    In terms of capital allocation and portfolio management, UTC has done a pretty good job of looking after shareholders and its assets. But you could argue that The Hartford , Connecticut-based company could be broken up.

  4. President Trump:

    Go up to Connecticut, and you look( at the Mashantucket Pequots), they don't look like Indians to me.

  5. Senator Paul:

    We have worked with( Connecticut Democratic Sen.) Chris Murphy twice to have votes, the first time we got 20-something votes. Last time we got I think 44 votes. So, I think if we could get another vote I think we could block them. But as you know, in the Senate, most times you're blocked from having a vote.

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