Definition of nation
- Canada is a nation with a written constitution
- —B. K. Sandwell
- a nation of vast size with a small population
- —Mary K. Hammond
- the Seminole Nation in Oklahoma
It's one of the richest nations in the world.
the largest state in the nation
The President will speak to the nation tonight.
The entire nation is celebrating the victory.
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: a large area of land that is controlled by its own government
the nation : the people who live in a nation
Nation : a tribe of Native Americans or a group of Native American tribes that share the same history, traditions, or language
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