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Definitions for Hawaii
həˈwaɪ i, -ˈwɑ-, -ˈwɑ yə, hɑˈvɑ iHawai·i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hawaii, Hawai'i, Aloha State, HInoun

    a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands

  2. Hawaii, Hawaii Islandnoun

    the largest and southernmost of the Hawaii islands; has several volcanic peaks

Wiktionary

  1. Hawaiinoun

    A state of the United States of America. The capital is Honolulu, on the island of Oahu. It is the fiftieth state to join the United States. The nickname is the Aloha State. It is located from 19° to 23° N latitude, with the eight main islands from 155° to 162° W longitude and including many smaller islands extending westward.

  2. Hawaiinoun

    A chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean between North America and Oceania. Also called the and formerly the Sandwich Islands. The larger islands are:

  3. Hawaiinoun

    The proper name of the largest of the Hawaiian Islands, also called the Big Island. The Big Island lies southeast of the other islands.

Freebase

  1. Hawaii

    Hawaii is the most recent of the 50 U.S. states, and is the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands. It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean. Hawaii’s diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists alike. Due to its mid-Pacific location, Hawaii has many North American and Asian influences along with its own vibrant native culture. Hawaii has over a million permanent residents along with many visitors and U.S. military personnel. Its capital is Honolulu on the island of Oʻahu. The state encompasses nearly the entire volcanic Hawaiian Island chain, which comprises hundreds of islands spread over 1,500 miles. At the southeastern end of the archipelago, the eight "main islands" are Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui and the island of Hawaiʻi. The last is the largest and is often called "The Big Island" to avoid confusion with the state as a whole. The archipelago is physiographically and ethnologically part of the Polynesian subregion of Oceania.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Hawaii

    A group of islands in Polynesia, in the north central Pacific Ocean, comprising eight major and 114 minor islands, largely volcanic and coral. Its capital is Honolulu. It was first reached by Polynesians about 500 A.D. It was discovered and named the Sandwich Islands in 1778 by Captain Cook. The islands were united under the rule of King Kamehameha 1795-1819 and requested annexation to the United States in 1893 when a provisional government was set up. Hawaii was established as a territory in 1900 and admitted as a state in 1959. The name is from the Polynesian Owhyhii, place of the gods, with reference to the two volcanoes Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, regarded as the abode of the gods. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p493 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p2330)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. hawaii

    See Owyhee.

  2. hawaii

    An island in the North Pacific Ocean, the most eastern, and by far the largest of the Sandwich Islands. It was on this island that the celebrated Capt. Cook fell a sacrifice to a misunderstanding, or sudden impulse of revenge on the part of the natives, on Sunday, February 14, 1779.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hawaii in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hawaii in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Hawaii in a Sentence

  1. Phil Klotzbach:

    It is fairly common for hurricanes to track towards Hawaii, but they usually dissipate or at least weaken considerably before impacting the islands, for example, both Lane and Olivia impacted Hawaii in 2018. Also, in 2016, both Lester and Madeline threatened Hawaii.

  2. Kelly Kim:

    Yellow Fever celebrates all things Asian: the food, the culture and the people and our menu reflects that featuring cuisine from Korea, Japan, China, Vietnam, Thailand and Hawaii, we have been a proud Asian, female-owned business since our founding over four and a half years ago in Torrance, California.

  3. Joe Yun:

    The thing that would make Hawaii difficult is that there is no DPRK embassy there, within The US, New York is possible because there is a North Korea mission there. The US is the same in parts of Europe like Geneva and Stockholm.

  4. United States:

    The The Vinson group is commanded from Hawaii, rather than the United States military base in Japan, so The Carl Vinson group's a clear American initiative not a Japanese or South Korea one, the Carl Vinson group may defuse attempts to link Japan and South Korea one and thus limit the possibility of any North Korean aggression against them.

  5. Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard:

    I feel that the best way I can be of service at this time is to continue to work for the health and wellbeing of the people of Hawaii and our country in Congress, and to stand ready to serve in uniform should National Guard be activated.

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