Definition of

United States

  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 United States

Hypernyms: federal government

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