Canada

geographical name

Can·​a·​da ˈka-nə-də How to pronounce Canada (audio)
country of northern North America between the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic oceans including Newfoundland and the Arctic islands north of the mainland and sharing a nearly 4000 mile (more than 6400 kilometer) border with the U.S.; an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations; capital Ottawa area 3,855,103 square miles (9,984,670 square kilometers), population 35,882,000

see also canadian

Dictionary Entries Near Canada

Cite this Entry

“Canada.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Canada. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

More from Merriam-Webster on Canada

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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


Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY