Connecticut


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Con·nect·i·cut

 (kə-nĕt′ĭ-kət)
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.

Connecticut

(kəˈnɛtɪkət)
n
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)

n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Connecticut - a New England stateConnecticut - 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 StatesConnecticut - 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
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
3.Connecticut - one of the British colonies that formed the United States
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When it was quite sure that he would never come back, she took the two children and went to a village in Connecticut where she had lived as a girl.
I teach singing to the youths of the Connecticut levy.
He had subsequently travelled New England and the Middle States, as a peddler, in the employment of a Connecticut manufactory of cologne-water and other essences.
He was a native of Connecticut, a State which supplies the Union with pioneers for the mind as well as for the forest, and sends forth yearly its legions of frontier woodmen and country schoolmasters.
But Pip loved life, and all life's peaceable securities; so that the panic-striking business in which he had somehow unaccountably become entrapped, had most sadly blurred his brightness; though, as ere long will be seen, what was thus temporarily subdued in him, in the end was destined to be luridly illumined by strange wild fires, that fictitiously showed him off to ten times the natural lustre with which in his native Tolland County in Connecticut, he had once enlivened many a fiddler's frolic on the green; and at melodious even-tide, with his gay ha-ha
Farmers of Massachusetts, of New Hampshire, of Vermont, of Connecticut, who read this book by the blaze of your winter-evening fire,--strong-hearted, generous sailors and ship-owners of Maine,--is this a thing for you to countenance and encourage?
I was born and reared in Hart- ford, in the State of Connecticut -- anyway, just over the river, in the country.
Second in line comes Illinois, with Kansas, Nebraska, and Indiana following closely behind; and at the foot of the list, in the matter of farm telephones, are Connecticut and Louisiana.
The circumstances of the dispute between Connecticut and Pennsylvania, respecting the land at Wyoming, admonish us not to be sanguine in expecting an easy accommodation of such differences.
Especially was he beloved by the pretty girls along the Connecticut, whose favor he used to court by presents of the best smoking tobacco in his stock; knowing well that the country lasses of New England are generally great performers on pipes.
Stone, two ministers, went on foot from Massachusetts to Connecticut, through the pathless woods, taking their whole congregation along with them.
The Green Mountain squire chose me for his companion, and described the difficulties he had met with half a century ago in travelling from the Connecticut River through the Notch to Conway, now a single day's journey, though it had cost him eighteen.

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