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Maine

 (mān)
1. (also mĕn) A historical region and former province of northwest France south of Normandy. United with Anjou in 1126, it passed to England when Henry Plantagenet became king in 1154. Maine reverted to the French crown in 1481.
2. Abbr. ME or Me. A state of the northeast United States. It was admitted as the 23rd state in 1820. Explored by Europeans in 1602, the region was annexed by Massachusetts in 1652. Maine's northern boundary with New Brunswick was settled by a treaty with Great Britain in 1842. Augusta is the capital and Portland the largest city.

Maine

(meɪn)
n
(Placename) a state of the northeastern US, on the Atlantic: chiefly hilly, with many lakes, rivers, and forests. Capital: Augusta. Pop: 1 305 728 (2003 est). Area: 86 156 sq km (33 265 sq miles). Abbreviation: Me or ME (with zip code)

Maine

(meɪn)

n.
1. a state in the NE United States, on the Atlantic coast. 1,274,923; 33,215 sq. mi. (86,027 sq. km). Cap.: Augusta. Abbr.: ME, Me.
2. a former province in NW France.
Main′er, n.
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Noun1.Maine - a state in New EnglandMaine - a state in New England    
Acadia National Park - a national park in Maine showing marine erosion and glaciation; includes seashore and also the highest point on the Atlantic coast
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
Augusta, capital of Maine - the capital of the state of Maine
Bangor - a town in east central Maine on the Penobscot River
Brunswick - a university town in southwestern Maine
Lewiston - a town in southwestern Maine to the north of Portland
Orono - a university town in east central Maine on the Penobscot River to the north of Bangor
Portland - largest city in Maine in the southwestern corner of the state
Penobscot River, Penobscot - a river in central Maine flowing into Penobscot Bay
Saint John River, St. John River, Saint John, St. John - a river that rises in Maine and flows northeastward through New Brunswick to empty into the Bay of Fundy
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In addition to providing food to Mainers in need, Good Shepherd Food Bank is leading a statewide effort to combat the root causes of hunger by engaging in advocacy, nutrition education, and strategic partnerships.
Mainers voted to expand Medicaid, but Ohioans said no to matching prescription drug prices in state-funded health programs to the lowest price paid by the VA.
A few of my friends had been there, but only to the coast, and all anyone could say about Mainers was that we talked funny and ate lobsters.
Counter to recommendations by CLF, its partners, and Efficiency Maine Trust itself, the Commission's final budget succeeded in cutting the Trust's funding by 30%--robbing Mainers of $250 million in overall projected savings over the three-year budget period.
However, a majority of Mainers as a whole do support a new national park in the Maine Woods, though there's some debate about how large the park area should be.
At the same time though, it would not be fair to peddle the line that the two Pinoy Pride 35 mainers were completely faultless.
But Mainers typically do not like to steal from friends.
They say that "true Mainers venture out, but never leave.
It is not easy to form a new credit union but a group of Mainers believe they have the recipe to potentially charter the first new one in the state in a quarter century.
As governor, I have done everything I can to protect the health and safety of Mainers.
As Chmielewski points out, even if Mainers were sometimes forced to confront certain misconceptions regarding Catholicism, their colony was no multicultural utopia.
On Tuesday, a coalition of Maine scientists, businesses and environmentalists called on Mainers and state officials to support President Obama's recently announced carbon emissions reduction plan.