Pronunciation: (nā'shun),[key] —n. 1. a large body of people, associated with a particular territory, that is sufficiently conscious of its unity to seek or to possess a government peculiarly its own: The president spoke to the nation about the new tax. 2. the territory or country itself: the nations of Central America. 3. a member tribe of an American Indian confederation.
4. an aggregation of persons of the same ethnic family, often speaking the same language or cognate languages.
Pronunciation: (nā'shun),[key] —n. Carry or Carrie (Amelia Moore), 1846–1911, U.S. temperance leader.