Definitions of U.S.
  1. noun
    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
    synonyms: America, U.S.A., US, USA, United States, United States of America, the States
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    the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
    example of:
    North American country, North American nation
    any country on the North American continent
  2. noun
    the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States
    synonyms: U.S. government, US Government, United States, United States government
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    type of:
    federal government
    a government with strong central powers
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