A nation may refer to a community of people who share a common language, culture, ethnicity, descent, or history. In this definition, a nation has no physical borders. However, it can also refer to people who share a common territory and government (for example the inhabitants of a sovereign state) irrespective of their ethnic make-up. The word nation can more specifically refer to people of North American Indians, such as the Cherokee Nation that prefer this term over the contested term tribe.
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... A nation is a unified social community ... Nation or The Nation may also refer to A country, a division of a geographical territory marked by boundaries ...
... of the volleyball Olympic tournament, in 1964, was won by Japan, the host nation ... The American-led boycott of the 1980 Games left many strong volleyball nations like Japan and South Korea out of the games ... was, in its turn, boycotting the games, and once more many strong volleyball nations like the USSR, East Germany and Cuba did not participate ...
... opposed to dividing the territory into independent states, considering that this would weaken the nation, which needed unity to counter any attempted reconquest by Spain, which would be supported by other ... argued that it was the desire and will of the nation to be formed in this way, and cited the prosperity established under this form of government in the ... The nation formally assumed sovereignty and was constituted by free, sovereign and independent states ...
... A significant early use of the term nation, as natio, occurred at mediaeval universities to describe the colleagues in a college or students, above all at the University of Paris, who were all born within ... generale which consisted of Bohemian, Bavarian, Saxon and Polish nations ... from which they took their name "where foreigners eat and have their places of meeting, each nation apart from the others, and a Knight has charge of ...
... as a matter of national importance (as did the governments of other geographically large nations, such as the Soviet Union and the United States) ... words of Director General of Civil Aviation AB Corbett, A nation which refuses to use flying in its national life must necessarily today be a backward and defenceless nation ... Airways Commission (ANAC) and charged it with the task of reconstructing the nation's air transport industry ...
More definitions of "Nation":
- (noun): The people who live in a nation or country.
Example: "A statement that sums up the nation's mood"; "the news was announced to the nation"
Synonyms: land, country, a people
- (noun): A politically organized body of people under a single government.
Example: "Students who had come to the nation's capitol"
Synonyms: state, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic
Famous quotes containing the word nation:
“It was a time of madness, the sort of mad-hysteria that always presages war. There seems to be nothing left but warwhen any population in any sort of a nation gets violently angry, civilization falls down and religion forsakes its hold on the consciences of human kind in such times of public madness.”
—Rebecca Latimer Felton (18351930)
“It is now time to stop and to ask ourselves the question which my last commanding officer, Admiral Hyman Rickover, asked me and every other young naval officer who serves or has served in an atomic submarine. For our Nation M for all of us M that question is, Why not the best?”
—Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)
“In a time of war the nation is always of one mind, eager to hear something good of themselves and ill of the enemy. At this time the task of news-writers is easy, they have nothing to do but to tell that a battle is expected, and afterwards that a battle has been fought, in which we and our friends, whether conquering or conquered, did all, and our enemies did nothing.”
—Samuel Johnson (17091784)