What does nation mean?

Definitions for nation
ˈneɪ ʃənna·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politicnoun

    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, countrynoun

    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 Nationnoun

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

  4. nationnoun

    a federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes)

    "the Shawnee nation"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. NATIONnoun

    A people distinguished from another people; generally by their language, original, or government.

    Etymology: nation, Fr. natio, Latin.

    If Edward III. had prospered in his French wars, and peopled with English the towns which he won, as he began at Calais driving out the French, his successors holding the same course, would have filled all France with our nation. Ral.

    A nation properly signifies a great number of families derived from the same blood, born in the same country, and living under the same government. William Temple.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nationnoun

    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. Nationnoun

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

  3. Nationnoun

    family; lineage

  4. Nationnoun

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

  5. Nationnoun

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

  6. Nationnoun

    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

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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. Jorge Posada:

    These teams will all have started their seasons in a city led by Mayor de Blasio – a mayor who, among other things, has given these teams a leg up by implementing nation-leading COVID-19 safety measures like the Key to New York City.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    Now it is time for every other nation to pick a side. ... Either you stand with the forces of freedom, or you're in league with Maduro and his mayhem, we call on all members of the Security Council to support Venezuela's democratic transition and interim President Guaido's role.

  3. Werley Nortreus:

    Les Haïtiens sont punis pour être la première nation noire qui a aidé et appris à de nombreux pays comment obtenir leur liberté. Au fil des ans, Haïti est puni pour la libération de nombreux esclaves à travers le monde. Malheureusement, c'est pourquoi ils ne veulent pas qu'Haïti prospère.

  4. Angela Greene:

    During this time of our nation's unrest, which was a direct result of the heinous death of Mr. George Floyd, countless monuments across our nation were being defaced by protestors, many of those localities investigated the acts of destruction and subsequently charged the responsible parties well after the incidents were over.

  5. Amy Klobuchar:

    John McCain kept reciting to me names of dictators during that speech because John McCain knew more than any of us what we were facing as a nation, John McCain understood it, john McCain knew because John McCain knew this man more than any of us did.

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