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New HampshireAbbr. NH or N.H.
A state of the northeast United States between Vermont and Maine. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, it was settled by colonists from Massachusetts during the 1620s and 1630s and became a separate colony in 1741. New Hampshire was the first colony to declare its independence from Great Britain and the first to establish its own government (January 1776). It ratified the United States Constitution in 1788. Concord is the capital and Manchester the largest city.
New Hamp′shir·ite′ n.
(Placename) a state of the northeastern US: generally hilly. Capital: Concord. Pop: 1 287 687 (2003 est). Area: 23 379 sq km (9027 sq miles). Abbreviation: N.H. or NH (with zip code)
New` Hamp′shire(ˈhæmp ʃər, -ʃɪər)
1. a state in the NE United States. 1,235,786; 9304 sq. mi. (24,100 sq. km). Cap.: Concord. Abbr.: NH, N.H.
2. one of an American breed of chestnut-red chickens.
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|Noun||1.||New Hampshire - a state in New England; 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
capital of New Hampshire, Concord - capital of the state of New Hampshire; located in south central New Hampshire on the Merrimack river
Manchester - largest city in New Hampshire; located in southeastern New Hampshire on the Merrimack river
Portsmouth - a port town in southeastern New Hampshire on the Atlantic Ocean
|2.||New Hampshire - one of the British colonies that formed the United States|