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OAS (noun)
  The noun OAS has 1 sense:

1. an association of countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation

  Familiarity information: OAS used as a noun is very rare.


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OAS (noun)


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Meaning:

An association of countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

OAS; Organization of American States

Hypernyms ("OAS" is a kind of...):

global organization; international organisation; international organization; world organisation; world organization (an international alliance involving many different countries)

Meronyms (members of "OAS"):

Commonwealth of Dominica; Dominica (a country on the island of Dominica)

Ecuador; Republic of Ecuador (a republic in northwestern South America; became independent from Spain in 1822; the landscape is dominated by the Andes)

Bahama Islands; Bahamas; Commonwealth of the Bahamas (island country in the Atlantic east of Florida and Cuba; a popular winter resort)

Bolivia; Republic of Bolivia (a landlocked republic in central South America; Simon Bolivar founded Bolivia in 1825 after winning independence from Spain)

Brasil; Brazil; Federative Republic of Brazil (the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter)

Grenada (an island state in the West Indies in the southeastern Caribbean Sea; an independent state within the British Commonwealth)

Paraguay; Republic of Paraguay (a landlocked republic in south central South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1811)

Peru; Republic of Peru (a republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; was the heart of the Inca empire from the 12th to 16th centuries)

Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Christopher-Nevis; Saint Kitts and Nevis; St. Christopher-Nevis; St. Kitts and Nevis (a country on several of the Leeward Islands; located east southeast of Puerto Rico; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1983)

Saint Lucia; St. Lucia (a country on the island of Saint Lucia; gained independence from Great Britain in 1979)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; St. Vincent and the Grenadines (an island country in the central Windward Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1979)

Dutch Guiana; Netherlands Guiana; Republic of Suriname; Surinam; Suriname (a republic in northeastern South America on the Atlantic; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1975)

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)

Uruguay (a South American republic on the southeast coast of South America; achieved independence from Brazil in 1825)

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; Trinidad and Tobago (an island republic in the West Indies off the northeastern coast of Venezuela; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962)

Barbados (easternmost of the West Indies about 300 miles north of Venezuela)

Antigua and Barbuda (a country in the northern Leeward Islands)

Argentina; Argentine Republic (a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America)

Chile; Republic of Chile (a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast)

Colombia; Republic of Colombia (a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language)

Costa Rica; Republic of Costa Rica (a republic in Central America; one of the most politically stable countries in Latin America)

Guatemala; Republic of Guatemala (a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; noted for low per capita income and illiteracy; politically unstable)

Honduras; Republic of Honduras (a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; an early center of Mayan culture)

El Salvador; Republic of El Salvador; Salvador (a republic on the Pacific coast of Central America)

Panama; Republic of Panama (a republic on the Isthmus of Panama; achieved independence from Colombia in 1903)

Mexico; United Mexican States (a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810)

Cuba; Republic of Cuba (a communist state in the Caribbean on the island of Cuba)

Haiti; Republic of Haiti (a republic in the West Indies on the western part of the island of Hispaniola; achieved independence from France in 1804; the poorest and most illiterate nation in the western hemisphere)

Dominican Republic (a republic in the West Indies; located on the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola)

Jamaica (a country on the island of Jamaica; became independent of England in 1962; much poverty; the major industry is tourism)

Republic of Venezuela; Venezuela (a republic in northern South America on the Caribbean; achieved independence from Spain in 1811; rich in oil)


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