What does Maine mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Maine, Pine Tree State, MEnoun

    a state in New England


  1. Mainenoun

    A province in northwest France, centred on Le Mans

  2. Mainenoun

    The northeasternmost state of the United States of America. Capital: Augusta

  3. Mainenoun

    A town in Marathon County, Wisconsin.

  4. Maine

    A town in Outagamie County, Wisconsin.

  5. Maine

    A town in Broome County, New York.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mainenoun

    one of the New England States


  1. Maine

    Maine is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south, New Hampshire to the west, the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the northwest and New Brunswick to the northeast. Maine is both the northernmost and easternmost portion of New England. It is known for its scenery—its jagged, mostly rocky coastline, its low, rolling mountains, its heavily forested interior and picturesque waterways—as well as for its seafood cuisine, especially lobsters and clams. For thousands of years, indigenous peoples were the only inhabitants of the territory that is now Maine. At the time of European encounter, several Algonquian-speaking peoples inhabited the area. The first European settlement in Maine was by the French in 1604 on Saint Croix Island, by Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons. The first English settlement in Maine, the short-lived Popham Colony, was established by the Plymouth Company in 1607. A number of English settlements were established along the coast of Maine in the 1620s, although the rugged climate, deprivations, and conflict with the local peoples caused many to fail over the years. As Maine entered the 18th century, only a half dozen European settlements survived. Patriot and British forces contended for Maine's territory during the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Maine was part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts until 1820, when it voted to secede from Massachusetts. On March 15, 1820, it was admitted to the Union as the 23rd state under the Missouri Compromise. Maine is the 39th most extensive and the 41st most populous of the 50 United States.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Maine

    the most north-easterly State in the American Union, lies between Quebec and New Hampshire on the W. and New Brunswick and the Atlantic on the E., and is a little larger than Ireland, a picturesque State with high mountains in the W., Katahdin (5000 ft), many large lakes like Moosehead, numerous rivers, and a much indented rocky coast; the climate is severe but healthy, the soil only in some places fertile, the rainfall is abundant; dense forests cover the north; hay, potatoes, apples, and sweet corn are chief crops; cotton, woollen, leather manufactures, lumber working, and fruit canning are principal industries; the fisheries are valuable; timber, building stone, cattle, wool, and in winter ice are exported; early Dutch, English, and French settlements were unsuccessful till 1630; from 1651 Maine was part of Massachusetts, till made a separate State in 1820; the population is English-Puritan and French-Canadian in origin; education is advancing; the State's Liquor Law of 1851 was among the first of the kind: the capital is Augusta (11); Portland (36) is the largest city and chief seaport; Lewiston (22) has cotton manufactures.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. maine

    The largest of the New England States, and the most easterly of the United States. The first settlement was made in it at Phippsburg, in 1607, but was subsequently abandoned. Settlements from New Hampshire gradually extended themselves into it, and it was afterwards annexed to Massachusetts, as far as the Kennebec River. In the latter part of the 17th century it suffered much from the incursions of the savages and the French, many of the towns being laid waste and the inhabitants slaughtered. This state of affairs was terminated by the treaty of Utrecht in 1712. During the Revolutionary war Portland was bombarded by the British in 1775, and much property destroyed. Maine was admitted into the Union as a State in 1820. Its northern boundary formed a subject of controversy with Great Britain, which threatened a war, but was settled by compromise in 1842. During the civil war, Maine was one of the most active of the Northern States in the cause of the Union.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Maine

    The name given to the French settlement in the New World after the city so called in the Mother Country. Maine, from the Celtic man, expresses a district or region.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maine in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Maine in a Sentence

  1. Ray Goulding:

    I pattern my career after his -- certainly in how to view show business, not to take it too seriously, it's a completely different feeling to get off a plane in L.A. and go work, and then to get off a plane here (in Maine) and come home. You suddenly realize: Oh that's why I am doing that -- to raise my family like Dad did his.

  2. Omar Terrie:

    It is our sincere hope that GovernorMills and the Maine Legislature will reconsider this legislation next year after they see how it will negatively impact the environment and local businesses and consumers.

  3. Samuel Scarpino:

    I was joking that you could offer to let the tourists cut the long lobster roll lines in Maine in the summer if they got vaccinated, i think if we take that kind of attitude and get enough vaccines to people, we actually could get to the right level to make this severe disease that has been completely debilitating from a societal and economic perspective, to something that is not eradicated, but that is something more akin to the common cold, which becomes more manageable.

  4. Mycah Miller:

    In moving to Maine and having a much larger space, we're excited to play out the model of providing local produce at an urban scale.

  5. Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew:

    The feds objective in coming to Maine was nothing more than an attempt to undermine our ongoing efforts to reduce fraud, waste and abuse in welfare programs.

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