United States
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /juːˌnaɪtɨd ˈsteɪts/, /jʊˌnaɪtɨd ˈsteɪts/
  • (GA) enPR: yo͞o-nī'tĭd stātsʹ, IPA: /juˌnaɪtɪ̈d ˈsteɪts/, [juˌnaɪ̯ɾɪ̈d ˈsteɪ̯ts], [jɪ̈-]
Proper noun
  1. (in the singular) shortened form of United States of America
  2. (in the plural) The collection of individual states of the United States of America.
  3. (military) Includes the land area, internal waters, territorial sea, and airspace of the United States, including:
    US territories, possessions, and commonwealths; and
    Other areas over which the U.S. government has complete jurisdiction and control or has exclusive authority or defense responsibility
  4. (nation's name) Federal nation consisting of several states, actual, historical or hypothetical.
    Republic of the United States of Brazil.
    The United States of Europe.
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