Definition of


  1. (noun, group) the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States
  2. (noun, location) 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

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Alternate forms of U.s.

Hypernyms: federal government

Origin of the word U.s.

  1. abbreviation for United States, attested from 1834. more

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Words that sound like U.s.

u.k., u.s. house, u.s.a., uca, uk, ukase, uke, us, us house, usa, usage, use, ushas, usss, uuq, ux., uzi

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