What does Massachusetts mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Massachusetts, Bay State, Old Colony, MA(noun)

    a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies

  2. Massachuset, Massachusetts(noun)

    a member of the Algonquian people who formerly lived around Massachusetts Bay

  3. Massachusetts, Massachusetts Bay Colony(noun)

    one of the British colonies that formed the United States

  4. Massachuset, Massachusetts(noun)

    the Algonquian language of the Massachuset

Wiktionary

  1. Massachusetts(ProperNoun)

    A Capital: Boston.

    Etymology: From Massachusetts.

Freebase

  1. Massachusetts

    Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island and Connecticut to the south, New York to the west, and Vermont and New Hampshire to the north; at its east lies the Atlantic Ocean. Massachusetts is the 7th least extensive, but the 14th most populous and the 3rd most densely populated of the 50 United States. Massachusetts features two separate metropolitan areas: Greater Boston in the east and the Springfield metropolitan area in the west. Approximately two-thirds of Massachusetts' population lives in Greater Boston. Generally the Greater Boston boundary is regarded as the Atlantic Ocean to the east and areas just north, west and south of Interstate 495 to the west, north and south. Western Massachusetts features one urban area – the Knowledge Corridor along the Connecticut River – and a mix of college towns and rural areas. Many of Massachusetts' towns, cities, and counties have names identical to ones in England. Massachusetts is the most populous of the six New England states and has the nation's sixth highest GDP per capita. Massachusetts has played a significant historical, cultural, and commercial role in American history. Plymouth was the site of the colony founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims, passengers of the Mayflower. Harvard University, founded in 1636, is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. In 1692, the town of Salem and surrounding areas experienced one of America's most infamous cases of mass hysteria, the Salem Witch Trials. In the 18th century, the Protestant First Great Awakening, which swept the Atlantic world, originated from the pulpit of Northampton, Massachusetts preacher Jonathan Edwards. In the late 18th century, Boston became known as the "Cradle of Liberty" for the agitation there that led to the American Revolution and the independence of the United States from Great Britain. In 1777, General Henry Knox founded the Springfield Armory, which during the Industrial Revolution catalyzed numerous important technological advances, including interchangeable parts. In 1786, Shays' Rebellion, a populist revolt by Western Massachusetts farmers, led directly to the United States Constitutional Convention.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Massachusetts

    a New England State of the American Union, lies on the Atlantic seaboard between New Hampshire and Vermont on the N. and Rhode Island and Connecticut on the S., with New York on its western border; has a long irregular coast-line and an uneven surface, rising to the Green Mountains in the W.; the scenery is of great beauty, but the soil is in many places poor, the farms raising chiefly hay and dairy produce; the winters are severe; Massachusetts is the third manufacturing State of the Union; its industries include cotton, woollen, worsted, clothing, leather and leather goods, iron and iron goods; school education throughout the State is free and of a high standard; there are several universities and colleges, including Harvard, Boston, Williams, and Amherst; founded in 1620 by the Pilgrim Fathers, Massachusetts had many hardships in early days, and was long the scene of religious intolerance and persecution; the War of Independence began at Bunker's Hill and Lexington in 1776; the capital and chief seaport is Boston (448); Worcester (85) has machinery factories, Springfield (44) paper, and Lowell (78) cotton mills; Concord was for long a literary centre.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. massachusetts

    One of the thirteen original States of the American Union, and oldest of the New England States. It was discovered by the Cabots in 1497. In 1614 it was visited by Capt. John Smith. In 1620 the “Mayflower” sailed from Southampton with 102 Puritan settlers, and landed at Plymouth December 22. One half of them died from cold and hardship the first year. In 1637, the colony suffered from Indian massacres; and in King Philip’s war (1675) 12 towns and 600 houses were burned. The war of the Revolution of 1776 began in Massachusetts with the battles of Lexington and Bunker Hill. It adopted the Constitution of the United States, 1788.

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How to say Massachusetts in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Massachusetts in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Massachusetts in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Massachusetts in a Sentence

  1. Commissioner Sunila Thomas George:

    By and large, places of worship are not held to the Massachusetts Anti-Discrimination statutes that deal with places of public accommodation, we are not by any means saying that the anti-discrimination laws absolutely apply to them.

  2. Massachusetts State Police:

    She reported to Massachusetts State Police that somebody, the driver, tried to rape her.

  3. Kenneth Green:

    This is a tragic situation. Particularly when Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority involves children, as well as being on Christmas Day.

  4. Emmy Leviss:

    Massachusetts means everything to Elizabeth Warren as a candidate, weve seen the changes Elizabeth Warren as a candidate can make on a state level.

  5. Seth Berkowitz:

    I think what we’re looking at in Massachusetts is where the rest of the country will be in a few years.

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