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Nation meaning

nation - 8 dictionary results

  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.
  2. 2. The body of inhabitants of a country, united under an independent government of their own.
  3. 3. Family; lineage.
  4. 4. One of the divisions of university students in a classification according to nativity, formerly common in Europe.
  5. 5. One of the four divisions ( named from the parts of Scotland) in which students were classified according to their nativity.
  6. 6. A great number; a great deal; - by way of emphasis; as, a nation of herbs.
  7. 7. National.
  8. 8. People of one stock, or under a single government.

nation - examples of usage

  1. The people are a nation amongst themselves. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. More than six thousand American sailors had been seized by British warships and pressed into the hated service of a hated nation." - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  3. This nation needs a change." - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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