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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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n.
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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