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"
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"
Nation, Carry Nation, Carry Amelia Moore Nation(noun)
United States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846-1911)
a federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes)
"the Shawnee nation"
a part, or division, of the people of the earth, distinguished from the rest by common descent, language, or institutions; a race; a stock
the body of inhabitants of a country, united under an independent government of their own
one of the divisions of university students in a classification according to nativity, formerly common in Europe
one of the four divisions (named from the parts of Scotland) in which students were classified according to their nativity
a great number; a great deal; -- by way of emphasis; as, a nation of herbs
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
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.]
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
An Americanism for “damnation.”
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Nation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2338
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Nation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3511
Rank popularity for the word 'Nation' in Nouns Frequency: #562
The numerical value of Nation in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Nation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
I am for reaching a good settlement and the Iranian nation too will certainly not oppose any deal to uphold its dignity and integrity.
She's viewed as thorough, thoughtful, and as close to non-partisan on the issue of national security as is possible in today's politically polarized environment, if it was a different Democrat, it would be easier for some to be dismissive of the questions she's raising, but she's built significant credibility as a trusted voice on national security, so she has to be taken seriously. She's raising two critical issues which will define our debate about torture in the coming months: does it make us safer, and is it something we accept as consistent with our nation's moral code?
She has the proven experience, dedication and deep knowledge of our nation's libraries to serve our country well.
If you provide so much relief and comfort to a nation then that nation will gradually suffer into a disease of laziness.
The PNG Government has shown with this announcement its commitment to permit those found to be refugees to get on with their lives and have a fresh start in this dynamic nation with a growing economy.
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