Definition of Nation

1. Noun. A politically organized body of people under a single government. "An industrialized land"




2. Noun. The people who live in a nation or country. "The whole country worshipped him"

3. Noun. United States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846-1911).
Exact synonyms: Carry Amelia Moore Nation, Carry Nation
Generic synonyms: Dry, Prohibitionist

4. Noun. A federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes). "The Shawnee nation"
Specialized synonyms: Federation Of Tribes, Tribe
Generic synonyms: Confederacy, Confederation, Federation
Geographical relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa

Definition of Nation

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

Definition of Nation

1. Noun. A group of people sharing aspects of language, culture and/or ethnicity. ¹

2. Noun. A historically constituted, stable community of people, formed on the basis of a common language, territory, economic life, and psychological make-up manifested in a common culture ¹

3. Noun. (legal) (qualifier international law) A sovereign state. ¹

4. Noun. (context: chiefly historical) an association of students based on their birthplace or ethnicity (jump an association of students s) ¹

5. Noun. Damnation. ¹

6. Adverb. (chiefly dialect) Extremely; very ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nation

1. a politically organized people who share a territory, customs, and history [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nation

1. 1. A part, or division, of the people of the earth, distinguished from the rest by common descent, language, or institutions; a race; a stock. "All nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues." (Rev. Vii. 9) 2. The body of inhabitants of a country, united under an independent government of their own. "A nation is the unity of a people." (Coleridge) "Praise the power that hath made and preserved us a nation." (F. S. Key) 3. Family; lineage. 4. 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. 5. A great number; a great deal; by way of emphasis; as, a nation of herbs. Five nations. See Five. Law of nations. See International law, under International, and Law. Synonym: people, race. See People. Origin: F. Nation, L. Natio nation, race, orig, a being born, fr. Natus, p.p. Of nasci, to be born, for gnatus, gnaci, from the same root as E. Kin. 44. See Kin kindred, and cf. Cognate, Natal, Native. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Nation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"nation 103:104 Ag 3 '16 Greece Allies blockade Greece. Ind 86:509 Je 26 '16 Allies' note ... nation 103:124 Ag 10 '16 Civil strife in Greece. HN Brailsford. ..."

2. Rights of Man by Thomas Paine (1906)
"Never, in the course of my observation, was delusion more successfully acted, nor a nation more completely deceived. But, to make this appear, ..."

3. Political Science and Comparative Constitutional Law by John William Burgess (1890)
"PRIMARILY and properly the word nation is a term of ethnology, ... The nation as thus defined is the nation in perfect and completed existence, ..."

4. Political Science and Comparative Constitutional Law by John William Burgess (1890)
"BOOK I. THE nation. CHAPTER I. THE IDEA OF THE nation. PRIMARILY and properly the word nation is a term of ethnology, and the concept expressed by it is an ..."

5. Reciprocity by James Laurence Laughlin, Henry Parker Willis (1903)
"Inasmuch as the two different conceptions of the most favored nation clause became thoroughly established during the f1rst half century of our national ..."

6. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... nation upon earth, but will do us good rather than harm. While they were debating thus, came the three ..."

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