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Abbr. CT or Conn. or Ct.
A state of the northeast United States. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, it was visited by Dutch navigators after 1614, and in 1635 colonists from Massachusetts Bay began to settle in the Connecticut River valley. In 1639 the colony adopted the Fundamental Orders, a constitution based on the consent of the governed. Connecticut ratified the United States Constitution in 1788. Hartford is the capital and Bridgeport the largest city.
1. (Placename) a state of the northeastern US, in New England. Capital: Hartford. Pop: 3 483 372 (2003 est). Area: 12 973 sq km (5009 sq miles). Abbreviation: Conn. or CT (with zip code)
2. (Placename) a river in the northeastern US, rising in N New Hampshire and flowing south to Long Island Sound. Length: 651 km (407 miles)
Con•nect•i•cut(kəˈnɛt ɪ kət)
1. a state in the NE United States. 3,405,565; 5009 sq. mi. (12,975 sq. km). Cap.: Hartford. Abbr.: Conn., Ct., CT
2. a river flowing S from N New Hampshire through Massachusetts and Connecticut into Long Island Sound. 407 mi. (655 km) long.
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|Noun||1.||Connecticut - a New England state; one of the original 13 colonies|
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - 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
New England - a region of northeastern United States comprising Maine and New Hampshire and Vermont and Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Connecticut
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; a center of the insurance business
New Haven - a city in southwestern Connecticut; site of Yale University
New London - a town in southeastern Connecticut near Long Island Sound; an important whaling center in the 19th century
Waterbury - a city in west central Connecticut
Housatonic, Housatonic River - 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.||Connecticut - a river in the northeastern United States; flows south from northern New Hampshire along the border between New Hampshire and Vermont and through Massachusetts and Connecticut where it empties into Long Island Sound|
|3.||Connecticut - one of the British colonies that formed the United States|