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CONNECTICUT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Connecticut mean? 

CONNECTICUT (noun)
  The noun CONNECTICUT has 3 senses:

1. a New England state; one of the original 13 colonies
2. a river in the northeastern United States; flows south from northern New Hampshire along the border between New Hampshire and Vermont and through Massachusetts and Connecticut where it empties into Long Island Sound
3. one of the British colonies that formed the United States

  Familiarity information: CONNECTICUT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONNECTICUT (noun)


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Meaning:

A New England state; one of the original 13 colonies

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Connecticut; Constitution State; CT; Nutmeg State

Instance hypernyms:

American state (one of the 50 states of the United States)

Meronyms (parts of "Connecticut"):

Taconic Mountains (a range of the Appalachian Mountains long the eastern border of New York with Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont)

Long Island Sound (a sound between Long Island and Connecticut)

Housatonic; Housatonic River (a river that rises in western Massachusetts and flows south through Connecticut to empty into Long Island Sound)

Waterbury (a city in west central Connecticut)

New London (a town in southeastern Connecticut near Long Island Sound; an important whaling center in the 19th century)

New Haven (a city in southwestern Connecticut; site of Yale University)

capital of Connecticut; Hartford (the state capital of Connecticut; located in central Connecticut on the Connecticut river; a center of the insurance business)

Farmington (a residential town in central Connecticut)

Bridgeport (a port in southwestern Connecticut on Long Island Sound)

Holonyms ("Connecticut" is a part of...):

New England (a region of northeastern United States comprising Maine and New Hampshire and Vermont and Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Connecticut)


Sense 2Connecticut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A river in the northeastern United States; flows south from northern New Hampshire along the border between New Hampshire and Vermont and through Massachusetts and Connecticut where it empties into Long Island Sound

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

Connecticut River; Connecticut

Instance hypernyms:

river (a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek))

Holonyms ("Connecticut" is a part of...):

America; the States; U.S.; U.S.A.; United States; United States of America; US; USA (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776)


Sense 3Connecticut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of the British colonies that formed the United States

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

Colony (one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States)


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