Rhode Island


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Rhode Island

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1. Abbr. RI or R.I. A state of the northeast United States on the Atlantic Ocean. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, Rhode Island was settled by religious exiles from Massachusetts, including Roger Williams, who founded Providence in 1636. It was granted a royal charter in 1663 and after the American Revolution began the industrialization that is still a major part of the state's economy. Rhode Island ratified the United States Constitution in 1790. Providence is the capital and the largest city.
2. An island of Rhode Island at the entrance to Narragansett Bay. Originally known as Aquidneck Island, it was renamed Rhode Island in 1644, probably after the isle of Rhodes.

Rhode Is′land·er n.

Rhode Island

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(Placename) a state of the northeastern US, bordering on the Atlantic: the smallest state in the US; mainly low-lying and undulating, with an indented coastline in the east and uplands in the northwest Capital: Providence. Pop: 1 076 164 (2003 est). Area: 2717 sq km (1049 sq miles). Abbreviations: R.I or RI (with zip code)

Rhode` Is′land

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a state of the NE United States, on the Atlantic coast: a part of New England. 1,048,319; 1214 sq. mi. (3145 sq. km). Cap.: Providence. Abbr.: RI, R.I.
Rhode` Is′lander, n.
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Noun1.Rhode Island - a state in New EnglandRhode Island - a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies; the smallest state
Brown University, Brown - a university in Rhode Island
Shawnee cake - form of johnnycake
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 Rhode Island, Providence - the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University
Newport - a resort city in southeastern Rhode Island; known for the summer homes of millionaires; important yachting center
Narragansett Bay - a deep inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in Rhode Island
2.Rhode Island - one of the British colonies that formed the United States
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New Jersey and Rhode Island, upon all occasions, discovered a warm zeal for the independence of Vermont; and Maryland, till alarmed by the appearance of a connection between Canada and that State, entered deeply into the same views.
In the same year, some persons who had been persecuted in Massachusetts went to the Isle of Rhodes, since called Rhode Island, and settled there.
In the state of Rhode Island there is a bay called Narragansett, so named after a powerful tribe of Indians, which formerly dwelt on its banks.
The number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.
One morning I found myself in Providence, Rhode Island, without a cent of money with which to buy breakfast.
They tell me that some of our community are to be here from Falmouth and beyond, and others from Connecticut and Rhode Island, besides several of the Indian powwows, who, after their fashion, know almost as much deviltry as the best of us.
The total number of poles now in the United States, used by telephone and telegraph companies, once covered an area, before they were cut down, as large as the State of Rhode Island.
Bancorp Rhode Island's bank subsidiary, Bank Rhode Island, will continue to operate as a subsidiary of Brookline Bancorp, and has 17 branch locations throughout Rhode Island.
In a subsequent letter to PL Capital dated May 19, 2008, Bancorp Rhode Island's outside corporate counsel stated among other things that "Bancorp Rhode Island, Inc.
As a result drug users often did not carry syringes but re-used those available where they bought their drugs, and Rhode Island is one of only four states where more than 50% of AIDS cases are due to injecting drugs.
One NBA scout who attended an impromptu audition Monday night in Rhode Island joked he was there to see if Odom really existed.
Since the mid-1990s, Rhode Island has moved to revamp its long-term care delivery system.

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