What does Nation mean?

Definitions for Nation
ˈneɪ ʃənNa·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic(noun)

    a politically organized body of people under a single government

    "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"

  2. nation, land, country(noun)

    the people who live in a nation or country

    "a statement that sums up the nation's mood"; "the news was announced to the nation"; "the whole country worshipped him"

  3. Nation, Carry Nation, Carry Amelia Moore Nation(noun)

    United States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846-1911)

  4. nation(noun)

    a federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes)

    "the Shawnee nation"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nation(noun)

    a part, or division, of the people of the earth, distinguished from the rest by common descent, language, or institutions; a race; a stock

  2. Nation(noun)

    the body of inhabitants of a country, united under an independent government of their own

  3. Nation(noun)

    family; lineage

  4. Nation(noun)

    one of the divisions of university students in a classification according to nativity, formerly common in Europe

  5. Nation(noun)

    one of the four divisions (named from the parts of Scotland) in which students were classified according to their nativity

  6. Nation(noun)

    a great number; a great deal; -- by way of emphasis; as, a nation of herbs

Freebase

  1. Nation

    Nation may refer to a community of people who share a common language, culture, ethnicity, descent, or history. However, it can also refer to people who share a common territory and government irrespective of their ethnic make-up; that is, a nation state. The word nation can more specifically refer to people of North American Indians. Nation carries varying meanings, and the connotation of the term has changed over time. The idea of a nation is a social reality that we have used to organize history. As Benedict Anderson argues in his book Imagined Communities, the nation is an imagined political community. It is imagined because the members of even the smallest nation will never know most of their fellow-members, yet in the minds of each lives the image of their communion. Furthermore, it is a community because regardless of the actual inequality or exploitation that may exist in it, the nation is always conceived as a deep, horizontal comradeship. This is not to say that the concept is false, rather it was simply imaged and created by humans, and it is not something that necessarily exists in nature.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nation

    nā′shun, n. a body of people born of the same stock: the people inhabiting the same country, or under the same government: a race: a great number: a division of students in a university for voting purposes at Aberdeen and Glasgow. [Fr.,—L. nation-em,—nasci, natus, to be born.]

Editors Contribution

  1. nation

    A group of people with a unity government and unity governmental structure and legislation.

    The nation agreed on a national unity government.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 3, 2020  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Nation

    An Americanism for “damnation.”

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2338

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3511

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nation' in Nouns Frequency: #562

Anagrams for Nation »

  1. Anoint

  2. Tonian

How to pronounce Nation?

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How to say Nation in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nation in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Nation in a Sentence

  1. David Mabuza:

    You taught young women across the nation that they are just as capable, if not more capable, of standing shoulder to shoulder with men and being totally unapologetic about it, till death, you knew who your enemy was : racial domination, class exploitation, gender oppression.

  2. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan:

    I want my dear nation to know that we are not just faced with a simple network, but one which is a pawn of national and international evil forces.

  3. Joseph Lengyel:

    Our thoughts are with his family friends. All of us are likely to know people directly affected by this virus in the coming weeks, as our nation fights its greatest challenge in recent memory, we're all going to need to draw on our inner strength resilience to win this war comfort those in pain. We must bring our best selves every day to overcome this as fast as possible for our great country.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    You can be a German, you can be a Greek or a Spanish or a Japanese etc, but your true nation is the whole humanity!

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    We mourn for all the lives lost, we will never forget. … It is also a day of resolve. Our solemnduty on behalf ofall those who perished … is to work together as one nation to keep all of our people safe from an enemy that seeks nothing less than to destroy our way of life.

Images & Illustrations of Nation

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