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Noun nation has 4 senses
- 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:
- 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|
- 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
- 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