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Definition of the noun connecticut

What does connecticut mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. a New England state; one of the original 13 colonies
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of Connecticut: Constitution State / CT / Ct. / Nutmeg State
    • instance of: American state = one of the 50 states of the United States
    • 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; New England = a region of northeastern United States comprising Maine and New Hampshire and Vermont and Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Connecticut
    • parts:
      • Bridgeport = a port in southwestern Connecticut on Long Island Sound
      • Farmington = a residential town in central Connecticut
      • capital of Connecticut / Hartford = the state capital of Connecticut; located in central Connecticut on the Connecticut river
      • New Haven = a city in southwestern Connecticut
      • New London = a town in southeastern Connecticut near Long Island Sound
      • Waterbury = a city in west central Connecticut
      • Housatonic River / Housatonic = a river that rises in western Massachusetts and flows south through Connecticut to empty into Long Island Sound
      • Long Island Sound = a sound between Long Island and Connecticut
      • Taconic Mountains = a range of the Appalachian Mountains along the eastern border of New York with Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont
  2. one of the British colonies that formed the United States
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • instance of: Colony = one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States


Connecticut is the southernmost state in the northeastern region of the United States known as New England. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. Its capital city is Hartford. The state is named after the Connecticut River, a major U.S. river that approximately bisects the state. The word is derived from various anglicized spellings of an Algonquian word for "long tidal river.


"Connecticut" is a composition.

Phrases with Connecticut

  1. Connecticut warbler
  2. Connecticut Hawthorn
  3. Connecticut Blackberry
  4. Connecticut Beggarticks
  5. Connecticut Beggar-Ticks
  6. capital of connecticut

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Connecticut

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Google previewCasinos Coast to Coast (1998)

A Guide to the Best Hotels, Foods, Comps, Gambling and Entertainment Across the Country by Frank Deangelo

Connecticut is a lush green state with beautiful, hilly terrain spotted with white oak trees. Dairy products and poultry are the mainstays of the agricultural industry. Nuclear submarines, airplanes, and helicopters represent heavy industry.

Google previewInsiders' Guide® to Connecticut (2012)

by Eric D. Lehman

Connecticut is a doorway to the truth. Here you can walk through some of the oldest buildings in America, and feel moss on the stone walls of colonial farmers. You can taste a fried oyster in a seaside restaurant or the first sip of this year's ...

Google previewEvidence-Based Practice in Juvenile Justice (2013)

Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities by Peter Greenwood

Connecticut is the third smallest state in terms of area, encompassing only 5,500 square miles or 0.15% of the total US land mass. Its small size makes commuting to the state capital (Hartford) possible from any part of the state. Relatively ...

Google previewConnecticut Colony (2010)

by Bob Italia

Connecticut ratified the US ConstitutionConstitutionConstitutionConstitutionConstitution on January It became the fifth state Today Connecticut is the third smallest state in America But it is one of America's leading producers of helicopters jet ...

Google previewLegal Aspects of Doing Business in North America [2009] I (2009)

by Christian, Editor Campbell

Norman J Fleming Wiggin & Dana New Haven, Connecticut, United States Introduction Connecticut is a small Northeastern state (13,000 square kilometers) located between New York City and Boston. It is widely acknowledged to have one of ...

Google previewNorth America (2008)

by Anthony Trollope

Connecticut is a very proud little State, and has a pleasant legend of its own stanehness in ...

Google previewConnecticut Encyclopedia (2008)

by Jennifer Herman

POINTS OF INTEREST • Dinosaur State Park/Arboretum • Liberty Bell Museum ROXBURY Town; Litchfield County; Zip Code 06783; Elevation 557; Northwest Connecticut, on the Shepaug ...

Google previewConnecticut Historic Places Dictionary (2008)

by Lorrie Owens

Connecticut Historic Windham County.

Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

Wyoming Arkansas,Colorado, Delaware,Illinois, Kentucky,Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Virginia Louisiana,Minnesota, New Jersey,New California,Washington Mexico, Tennessee, Wisconsin Connecticut,Mississippi, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Birth Control (2000)

by Marian Rengel

executive director of the Planned Parenthood League of Connecticut, and Cornelia Jahncke, president, celebrate the 1965 Supreme Court ruling. Bettmann/CORBIS India: Contraceptive Use: Guttmacher, Alan F. - an ...

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Quotes about Connecticut

I come from Bridgeport, Connecticut and have friends I grew up with there. (John Ratzenberger)
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Scrabble value of C3O1N1N1E1C3T1I1C3U1T1

The value of this 11-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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