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

4 senses of nation

Sense 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")
       => political unit, political entity -- (a unit with political responsibilities)

Sense 2
nation, land, country -- (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")
       => people -- ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience")

Sense 3
Nation, Carry Nation, Carry Amelia Moore Nation -- (United States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846-1911))
       INSTANCE OF=> dry, prohibitionist -- (a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages)

Sense 4
nation -- (a federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes); "the Shawnee nation")
       => confederation, confederacy, federation -- (a union of political organizations)

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