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Car·o·li·na

 (kăr′ə-lī′nə)
1. An English colony of southeast North America, first settled in 1653 and divided into North Carolina and South Carolina in 1729.
2. (kä′rō-lē′nä) A city of northeast Puerto Rico east-southeast of San Juan. It is a processing center with a textile industry.

Carolina

(ˌkærəˈlaɪnə)
n
(Placename) a former English colony on the E coast of North America, first established in 1663: divided in 1729 into North and South Carolina, which are often referred to as the Carolinas

Car•o•li•na

(ˌkær əˈlaɪ nə; for 3 also Sp. ˌkɑ rɔˈli nɑ)

n.
1. a former English colony on the Atlantic coast of North America, divided into North Carolina and South Carolina in 1729.
2. a city in NE Puerto Rico, SE of San Juan. 162,888.
3. the Carolinas, North Carolina and South Carolina.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Carolina - the area of the states of North Carolina and South Carolina
South - the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line
NC, North Carolina, Old North State, Tar Heel State - a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies
Palmetto State, SC, South Carolina - a state in the Deep South; one of the original 13 colonies
References in classic literature ?
In 1759 he was sent to be governor of South Carolina.
The number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.
In Massachusetts the percentage of white illiteracy is eight-tenths of one per cent, while in South Carolina it is thirteen and six-tenths per cent; also in South Carolina there is a property qualification for voters--and for these and other reasons child labor is the rule, and so the cotton mills were driving those of Massachusetts out of the business.
I thought it singular that a traveling English girl should be so attended, but she afterward explained to me that the woman had been left with her family by a man and his wife from South Carolina, both of whom had died on the same day at the house of the young lady's father in Devonshire--a circumstance in itself sufficiently uncommon to remain rather distinctly in my memory, even had it not afterward transpired in conversation with the young lady that the name of the man was William Jarrett, the same as my own.
I have a great respect for the chair,' quoth North Carolina, 'I have a great respect for the chair as an officer of the house, and a great respect for him personally; nothing but that respect prevents me from rushing to the table and tearing that petition which has just been presented for the abolition of slavery in the district of Columbia, to pieces.
The President is to continue in office for the period of four years; as in New York and Delaware, the chief magistrate is elected for three years, and in South Carolina for two years.
It was some comfort (to those whose securities were not in jeopardy) to be able to remind themselves that Beaufort WAS; but, after all, if a Dallas of South Carolina took his view of the case, and glibly talked of his soon being "on his feet again," the argument lost its edge, and there was nothing to do but to accept this awful evidence of the indissolubility of marriage.
In order to this we began to make inquiry for vessels going to Carolina, and in a very little while got information, that on the other side the bay, as they call it, namely, in Maryland, there was a ship which came from Carolina, laden with rice and other goods, and was going back again thither, and from thence to Jamaica, with provisions.
I had only an odd thought that she could not have had such a figure, nothing like it, when she was seventeen and wore snowy muslin dresses on the family plantation in South Carolina, in pre-abolition days.
The war with Spain, many years' generous mint and watermelon crops, a few long-shot winners at the New Orleans race-track, and the brilliant banquets given by the Indiana and Kansas citizens who compose the North Carolina Society have made the South rather a "fad" in Manhattan.
I could not bear to be ignorant before a cultivated negro, the offspring of a South Carolina slave.
Let the point of extreme depression to which our national dignity and credit have sunk, let the inconveniences felt everywhere from a lax and ill administration of government, let the revolt of a part of the State of North Carolina, the late menacing disturbances in Pennsylvania, and the actual insurrections and rebellions in Massachusetts, declare -- !