Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun united_states

2 senses of united states

Sense 1
United States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A. -- (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776)
       INSTANCE OF=> North American country, North American nation -- (any country on the North American continent)

Sense 2
United States government, United States, U.S. government, US Government, U.S. -- (the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States)
       => federal government -- (a government with strong central powers)

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