(noun, adverb)


1. (rare, dialectal) Extremely; very


1. a politically organized body of people under a single government

- African nations

- students who had come to the nation's capitol

Similar word(s): commonwealth, country, land, state

Definition categories: group

2. 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

Similar word(s): country, land

Definition categories: group, people

3. a federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes)

- the Shawnee nation

Definition categories: group, confederacy, confederation, federation

Sentences with nation as a noun:

- The Roma are a nation without a country.

- The Kurdish people constitute a nation in the Middle East

- Though legally single nations, many states comprise several distinct cultural or ethnic groups.

- Once widespread across Europe in medieval times, nations are now largely restricted to the ancient universities of Sweden and Finland.