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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.
(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)
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.
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|Noun||1.||Maine - 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
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