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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Tar Heel State mean? 

  The noun TAR HEEL STATE has 1 sense:

1. a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies

  Familiarity information: TAR HEEL STATE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies

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Nouns denoting spatial position


NC; North Carolina; Old North State; Tar Heel State

Instance hypernyms:

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

Meronyms (parts of "Tar Heel State"):

Great Smoky Mountains National Park (a national park in Tennessee and North Carolina that includes the highest mountain in the eastern United States)

Goldsboro (a town that is a major tobacco center in eastern North Carolina)

Greensboro (a city of north central North Carolina)

Greenville (a city in eastern North Carolina; tobacco market)

Wilmington (a town in southeastern North Carolina on the Cape Fear River)

Winston-Salem (a city of north central North Carolina)

Blue Ridge; Blue Ridge Mountains (a range of the Appalachians extending from southern Pennsylvania to northern Georgia)

Cape Fear River (a river in North Carolina that flows southeast to the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Fear)

Fayetteville (a town in south central North Carolina)

Durham (a city of north central North Carolina; site of Duke University)

Charlotte; Queen City (the largest city in North Carolina; located in south central North Carolina)

Chapel Hill (a town in central North Carolina; site of the University of North Carolina)

Asheville (a town in western North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains west of Charlotte)

capital of North Carolina; Raleigh (capital of the state of North Carolina; located in the east central part of the North Carolina)

Hatteras Island (a barrier island running parallel to the North Carolina shore)

Cape Hatteras (a promontory on Hatteras Island off the Atlantic coast of North Carolina)

Cape Fear (a cape in southeastern North Carolina extending into the Atlantic Ocean)

Pee Dee; Pee Dee River (a river that flows through central North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina to the Atlantic Ocean)

Holonyms ("Tar Heel State" 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)

Holonyms ("Tar Heel State" is a member of...):

Confederacy; Confederate States; Confederate States of America; Dixie; Dixieland; South (the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861)

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