- 1A large body of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular state or territory: the world’s leading industrialized nationsMore example sentences
country, state, land, sovereign state, nation state, kingdom, empire, republic, confederation, federation, commonwealth, power, superpower, polity, domain; fatherland, motherland; people, race, civilization, tribe, society, community, population, body politic, populace, public; Law realm; Latin res publica
- We cannot allow ourselves to be dependent on other nations, history has taught us that.
- The sooner we can distance ourselves from these artificial things known as nations the better.
- We are after all talking about the richest, most powerful nation on Earth.
- [often as modifier] A nation not divided by social inequality: one-nation ToriesMore example sentences
- It used to be a one nation party: it turned into a one-issue party.
- The Tory party have gone from being a one nation party to being a one-issue party.
- We've got to teach every American, wherever they came from, the English language so we can be one nation and one people.
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- When national home means national state and there are two nations, only one will be able to realize its nationhood.
- But the most interesting point that came up was the generational difference in perceptions of nationhood.
- The concept of nationhood is, I think, inherently bound up with the concept of national defense.
Middle English: via Old French from Latin natio(n-), from nat- 'born', from the verb nasci.