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nation

 
Noun nation has 4 senses
  1. state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic - 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"
    --1 is a kind of political unit
    --1 has parts: estate, estate of the realm
    --1 has particulars:
     Dominion; Reich; rogue state, renegade state, rogue nation; suzerain; sea power; world power, major power, great power, power, superpower; city state; ally
  2. nation, land, country, a people - 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"
    --2 is a kind of people
    --2 has members: national, subject
    --2 has particulars:
     Dutch, Dutch people; British, British people, the British, Brits; English, English people, the English; Irish, Irish people, the Irish; French, French people; Spanish, Spanish people; Swiss, Swiss people, the Swiss
  3. nation - a federation of tribes (especially native American tribes); "the Shawnee nation"
    --3 is a kind of
    confederation, confederacy, federation
    --3 has particulars: tribe, federation of tribes
  4. Nation, Carry Nation, Carry Amelia Moore Nation - United States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846-1911)
    --4 is a kind of dry, prohibitionist
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