federalist

play
noun fed·er·al·ist \ˈfe-d(ə-)rə-list\

Definition of federalist

  1. 1 :  an advocate of federalism: such asa often capitalized :  an advocate of a federal union between the American colonies after the Revolution and of the adoption of the U.S. Constitutionb often capitalized :  world federalist

  2. 2 capitalized :  a member of a major political party in the early years of the U.S. favoring a strong centralized national government

federalist

adjective, often capitalized

First Known Use of federalist

1774


FEDERALIST Defined for English Language Learners

federalist

play
noun

Definition of federalist for English Language Learners

  • : a supporter of federal government; especially : a supporter of the U.S. Constitution

  • Federalist : a member of a major political party in the early years of the U.S. that wanted a strong central government


Learn More about federalist


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up federalist? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

cleverly stylish

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!