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Definition of the noun massachusetts

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  1. a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of Massachusetts: Bay State / MA / Mass. / Old Colony
    • 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:
      • capital of Massachusetts / Hub of the Universe / Bean Town / Beantown / Boston = state capital and largest city of Massachusetts
      • Cambridge = a city in Massachusetts just to the north of Boston
      • Concord = town in eastern Massachusetts near Boston where the first battle of the American Revolution was fought
      • Gloucester = a town in northeastern Massachusetts on Cape Ann to the northeast of Boston
      • Lexington = town in eastern Massachusetts near Boston where the first battle of the American Revolution was fought
      • Medford = town in northeastern Massachusetts
      • Pittsfield = a town in western Massachusetts
      • Springfield = a city and manufacturing center in southwestern Massachusetts on the Connecticut River
      • Worcester = an industrial and university city in central Massachusetts to the west of Boston
      • Cape Ann = a Massachusetts peninsula to the north of Boston extending into the Atlantic Ocean
      • Cape Cod = a Massachusetts peninsula to the south of Boston extending into the Atlantic
      • Cape Cod Canal = a canal connecting Cape Cod Bay with Buzzards Bay
      • Plymouth = a town in Massachusetts founded by Pilgrims in 1620
      • Salem = a city in northeastern Massachusetts
      • Williamstown = a town in northwestern Massachusetts
      • Berkshire Hills / Berkshires = a low mountain range in western Massachusetts
      • Charles River / Charles = a river in eastern Massachusetts that empties into Boston Harbor and that separates Cambridge from Boston
      • Housatonic River / Housatonic = a river that rises in western Massachusetts and flows south through Connecticut to empty into Long Island Sound
      • Merrimack River / Merrimack = a river that rises in south central New Hampshire and flows through Concord and Manchester into Massachusetts and empties into the Atlantic Ocean
      • Taconic Mountains = a range of the Appalachian Mountains along the eastern border of New York with Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont
  2. a member of the Algonquian people who formerly lived around Massachusetts Bay
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Massachusetts: Massachuset
    • more generic words: Algonquian / Algonquin = a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada
  3. one of the British colonies that formed the United States
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of Massachusetts: Massachusetts Bay Colony
    • instance of: Colony = one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States
  4. the Algonquian language of the Massachuset


  1. Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island and Connecticut to the south, New York to the west, and Vermont and New Hampshire to the north; at its east lies the Atlantic Ocean. Massachusetts is the 7th smallest, but the 14th most populous and the 3rd most densely populated of the 50 United States. Massachusetts features two separate metropolitan areas: Greater Boston in the east and the Springfield metropolitan area in the west. Approximately two-thirds of Massachusetts' population lives in Greater Boston. Generally the Greater Boston boundary is regarded as the Atlantic Ocean to the east and areas just north, west, and south of Interstate 495 to the west, north, and south. Western Massachusetts features one urban area - the Knowledge Corridor along the Connecticut River - and a mix of college towns and rural areas. Many of Massachusetts' towns, cities, and counties have names identical to ones in England. Massachusetts is the most populous of the six New England states and has the nation's sixth highest GDP per capita.
  2. Massachusetts a.k.a. Harvard Yard, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a grassy area of 22.4 acres enclosed by fences with twenty-seven gates. It is the oldest part of the Harvard University campus, its historic center, and its modern crossroads.
  3. Massachusetts a.k.a. Hynes Convention Center is a light rail subway stop on the MBTA Green Line, located at the intersection of Newbury Street and Massachusetts Avenue at the west end of the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It was by the Boston Elevated Railway in 1914 as a transfer station between east-west streetcars running in the Boylston Street Subway to the Tremont Street Subway and north-south streetcars on Mass Ave. The surface cars were replaced by buses in the mid 20th century, though Hynes is still a transfer location to the key #1 bus route.

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  1. "Massachusetts" is a song by the Bee Gees, released in 1967. Written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb. Robin Gibb sang lead on this song and it would become one of his staple songs to perform during concerts. It later appeared on their 1968 album, Horizontal. It was their first No. 1 hit in Australia and the UK and eventually became one of the best-selling singles of all time, selling over five million copies worldwide. When the Bee Gees wrote the song, they had never been to Massachusetts. In a UK television special on ITV in December 2011, it was voted third in "The Nation's Favourite Bee Gees Song".
  2. "Massachusetts" is a song with words and music by Arlo Guthrie. The song was adopted by the Legislature in July 1981 as the official folk song of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  3. "Massachusetts" is the seventh studio album from folk music singer Lori McKenna. The album reached No.18 on Folk Albums.
  4. "Massachusetts" is a musical album of Scud Mountain Boys.
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  5. "Massachusetts" is a composition.


Massachusetts a.k.a. The Massachusett language is an Algonquian language of the Algic language family, formerly spoken by several tribes inhabiting coastal regions of Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and the Islands. It was also commonly referred to as the Natic, Wômpanâak, Pokanoket, or Indian language. The language was used by John Eliot to print the first Bible in the Americas in 1663. The adoption of the orthography of the Bible led to widespread literacy amongst the indigenous peoples of southern New England.

Phrases with Massachusetts

  1. massachusetts bay
  2. massachusetts fern
  3. massachusetts bay colony
  4. Massachusetts Blackberry
  5. massachusetts institute of technology
  6. capital of massachusetts

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Massachusetts

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Google previewState and Local Politics, Institutions and Reform (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Massachusetts is the 7th smallest, but the 14th most populous and the 3rd most densely populated of the 50 United States. Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a U.S. state that is located in the Northeastern and ...

Google previewBeyond the Boundaries (2011)

A New Structure of Ambition in African American Politics by Georgia A. Persons

Massachusetts Politics “Massachusetts is the most liberal and Democratic state in national elections” (Sonenshein, 1990).

Although Massachusetts is a blue state , after the 1990 Republican takeover, Republicans held it up as an example, ...

Google previewInsiders' Guide® to Massachusetts (2013)

by Maria Olia

Insiders' Guide to Massachusetts is the essential source for in-depth travel information for visitors and locals to the Bay State.

Google previewWages and Hours of Labor in Bituminous-coal Mining,1933 (1934)

It is because Massachusetts is an insurance State. These employers can come under the compensation act only by insuring in a recognized stock or mutual company; there is no legalized self-insurance. The insurance companies have ...

Google previewFREEDOM ROAD (2014)

An American Family Saga from Jamestown to World War by Ric Murphy

Beverly, Massachusetts is the community where ...

Google previewMassachusetts Encyclopedia (2008)

by Jennifer Herman

Although the Massachusetts Bay Colony was predominantly Puritan, Endecott himself was a Seperatist, and notably supported laws suppressing the activities of the Quakers and other sects. During the period from 1659 through 1662, when ...

Google previewA mineralogical lexicon of Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties, Massachusetts (1896)

by Benjamin Kendall Emerson

The purpose of this bulletin is to give a condensed history of each mineral species occurring within the area of the three river counties in Massachusetts.

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

by Chambers,

Oklahoma, Virginia Louisiana,Minnesota, New Jersey,New California, Washington Mexico, Tennessee, Wisconsin Connecticut,Mississippi, North Dakota,Rhode Hampshire,Pennsylvania, WestVirginia Island, South Dakota Massachusetts, ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative The mission of the Collaborative, formed in 2004, is to improve the safety, cost effectiveness ...

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Scrabble value of M3A1S1S1A1C3H4U1S1E1T1T1S1

The value of this 13-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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