Definition of


  1. (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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Origin of the word Us

  1. O.E. us (cognate with O.S., O.Fris. us, O.N., Swed. oss), accusative and dative pl. of we, from PIE *ns- (cf. Skt. nas, Avestan na, Hittite nash "us;" Gk. no "we two;" L. nos "we, us;" O.C.S. ny "us," nasu "our;" O.Ir. ni, Welsh ni "we, us"). The -n- is preserved in Gmc. in Du. more

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Words that sound like Us

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

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