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Definitions for new hampshire
ˈhæmp ʃər, -ʃɪərnew hamp·shire

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. New Hampshire, Granite State, NHnoun

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

  2. New Hampshirenoun

    one of the British colonies that formed the United States


  1. New Hampshirenoun

    A Capital: Concord.

  2. Etymology: From Hampshire, a county of southern England.


  1. new hampshire

    New Hampshire is a state located in the northeastern region of the United States, specifically in an area known as New England. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. New Hampshire was one of the thirteen original colonies, becoming the ninth state to join the Union in 1788. It is known for its significant role in the American Revolutionary War and for hosting the first primary in the U.S. presidential election cycle. The state capital is Concord and its largest city is Manchester. Its landscapes range from the Appalachian Mountains and forests to small, coastal beaches.


  1. New Hampshire

    New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The state was named after the southern English county of Hampshire. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. New Hampshire is the 5th smallest and the 9th least populous of the 50 United States. It became the first of the British North American colonies to break away from Great Britain in January 1776, and six months later was one of the original thirteen states that founded the United States of America. In June 1788, it became the ninth state to ratify the United States Constitution, bringing that document into effect. New Hampshire was the first U.S. state to have its own state constitution. It is known internationally for the New Hampshire primary, the first primary in the U.S. presidential election cycle. Concord is the state capital, while Manchester is the largest city in the state. It has no general sales tax, nor is personal income taxed at either the state or local level. Its license plates carry the state motto: "Live Free or Die". The state's nickname, "The Granite State", refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. New Hampshire

    the second most northerly of the New England States (q. v.), and from the beauty of its lake and mountain scenery called the "Switzerland of America," lies N. and S. between Quebec province and Massachusetts, while the Atlantic washes part of its eastern borders; is more engaged in manufactures than in agriculture, and obtains valuable water-power and waterway from its rivers, the Piscataqua, Merrimac, and Connecticut; Manchester, on the Merrimac, is the largest city.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. new hampshire

    One of the Eastern States, and one of the original thirteen of the American Confederacy. New Hampshire was first visited in 1614, and was settled near Portsmouth in 1623. It was several times connected with Massachusetts up to 1679, when it became a royal province, but renewed its connections with Massachusetts in 1689, and was for a short time attached to New York; finally, in 1741, it became an entirely separate province, and so remained till the Revolution. New Hampshire was much harassed by the Indians, and in 1689 a party of them sacked Dover, killed many of the whites, and burnt the town. No important action took place on the soil of this State, either in the war of the Revolution or that of 1812. The State contributed greatly to the cause of the Union in the late civil war.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. New Hampshire

    This state having been granted to Captain John Mason, he in 1629 named it after his native county in England.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of new hampshire in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of new hampshire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of new hampshire in a Sentence

  1. Dante Scala:

    There's a good likelihood that New Hampshire will be framed as a Sanders-Warren competition with one ticket out.

  2. Chris Christie:

    On the issue of pro-life, Marco Rubio is not for an exception for rape, incest or life of the mother. I think that's the kind of position that New Hampshire voters would be really concerned about.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    CNN reported that Ben was not going from Iowa to New Hampshire or South Carolina, rather, he was, quote, taking a break from campaigning, i regret that subsequently CNN reported on that. They didn't correct that story until 9:15 p.m. that night. So from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 pm that night, that's what CNN was reporting.

  4. Ohio Gov. John Kasich:

    The key is Ohio, Ohio is a reset, everybody said 'You put all your eggs in your New Hampshire basket.' I did, but I'm still standing here. I'm the last governor. We're down to four or five when most people thought I wouldn't get here.

  5. Chris Sununu:

    I'd rather push Chris Sununu 120 miles an hour delivering wins for New Hampshire than to slow down, end up on Capitol Hill debating partisan politics without results, that's why I am going to run for a fourth term.


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