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Mas·sa·chu·setts

 (măs′ə-cho͞o′sĭts) Abbr. MA or Mass.
A state of the northeast United States. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, it was the site of the first successful English settlement in New England when the Pilgrims of the Mayflower founded Plymouth in 1620. Governed by the Massachusetts Bay Company from 1629 until 1684, the colony was a leader in the move for independence from Great Britain and the site of the first battles of the Revolutionary War in 1775. Massachusetts ratified the United States Constitution in 1788. Boston is the capital and the largest city.

Massachusetts

(ˌmæsəˈtʃuːsɪts)
n
(Placename) a state of the northeastern US, on the Atlantic: a centre of resistance to English colonial policy during the War of American Independence; consists of a coastal plain rising to mountains in the west. Capital: Boston. Pop: 6 433 422 (2003 est). Area: 20 269 sq km (7826 sq miles). Abbreviation: Mass or MA (with zip code)

Mas•sa•chu•setts

(ˌmæs əˈtʃu sɪts)

n.
a state in the NE United States, on the Atlantic coast. 6,349,097; 8257 sq. mi. (21,385 sq. km). Cap.: Boston. Abbr.: MA, Mass.
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Noun1.Massachusetts - a state in New EnglandMassachusetts - a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
Lexington and Concord, Lexington, Concord - the first battle of the American Revolution (April 19, 1775)
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
Bean Town, Beantown, Boston, capital of Massachusetts, Hub of the Universe - state capital and largest city of Massachusetts; a major center for banking and financial services
Cambridge - a city in Massachusetts just to the north of Boston; site of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Concord - town in eastern Massachusetts near Boston where the first battle of the American Revolution was fought
Gloucester - a town in northeastern Massachusetts on Cape Ann to the northeast of Boston; the harbor has been a fishing center for centuries
Lexington - town in eastern Massachusetts near Boston where the first battle of the American Revolution was fought
Medford - town in northeastern Massachusetts; residential suburb of Boston
Pittsfield - a town in western Massachusetts
Springfield - a city and manufacturing center in southwestern Massachusetts on the Connecticut River
Worcester - an industrial and university city in central Massachusetts to the west of Boston
Cape Ann - a Massachusetts peninsula to the north of Boston extending into the Atlantic Ocean
Cape Cod - a Massachusetts peninsula to the south of Boston extending into the Atlantic; a popular resort area
Cape Cod Canal - a canal connecting Cape Cod Bay with Buzzards Bay
Plymouth - a town in Massachusetts founded by Pilgrims in 1620
Salem - a city in northeastern Massachusetts; site of the witchcraft trials in 1692
Williamstown - a town in northwestern Massachusetts
Berkshire Hills, Berkshires - a low mountain range in western Massachusetts; a resort area
Charles River, Charles - a river in eastern Massachusetts that empties into Boston Harbor and that separates Cambridge from Boston
Housatonic, Housatonic River - a river that rises in western Massachusetts and flows south through Connecticut to empty into Long Island Sound
Merrimack, Merrimack River - a river that rises in south central New Hampshire and flows through Concord and Manchester into Massachusetts and empties into the Atlantic Ocean
Taconic Mountains - a range of the Appalachian Mountains along the eastern border of New York with Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont
2.Massachusetts - a member of the Algonquian people who formerly lived around Massachusetts Bay
Algonquian, Algonquin - a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
3.Massachusetts - one of the British colonies that formed the United StatesMassachusetts - one of the British colonies that formed the United States
4.Massachusetts - the Algonquian language of the MassachusetMassachusetts - the Algonquian language of the Massachuset
Algonquian language, Algonquin, Algonquian - family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
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Tell us whether, after all, the half- free colored man of Massachusetts is worse off than the pampered slave of the rice swamps!
I hardly knew, at the time, whether to thank you or not for the sight of them, when I reflected that it was still dangerous, in Massachusetts, for honest men to tell their names
In their practice, nations agree with Paley; but does any one think that Massachusetts does exactly what is right at the present crisis?
Practically speaking, the opponents to a reform in Massachusetts are not a hundred thousand politicians at the South, but a hundred thousand merchants and farmers here, who are more interested in commerce and agriculture than they are in humanity, and are not prepared to do justice to the slave and to Mexico, cost what it may.
Those of Massachusetts are larger than will be necessary for that purpose; and those of New York still more so.
Has it appeared on trial that the senators of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York, or the executive council of Pennsylvania, or the members of the Assembly in the two last States, have betrayed any peculiar disposition to sacrifice the many to the few, or are in any respect less worthy of their places than the representatives and magistrates appointed in other States by very small divisions of the people?
There they made a settlement, and called it Plymouth, which, though now a part of Massachusetts, was for a long time a colony by itself.
Several gentlemen among them purchased a tract of country on the coast of Massachusetts Bay, and obtained a charter from King Charles, which authorized them to make laws for the settlers.
These," said Colonel Joliffe, breaking silence almost for the first time that evening,--"these, if I interpret them aright, are the Puritan governors--the rulers of the old original Democracy of Massachusetts.
The tempestuous situation from which Massachusetts has scarcely emerged, evinces that dangers of this kind are not merely speculative.
In their practice, nations agree with Paley; but does anyone think that Massachusetts does exactly what is right at the present crisis?
In Massachusetts the percentage of white illiteracy is eight-tenths of one per cent, while in South Carolina it is thirteen and six-tenths per cent; also in South Carolina there is a property qualification for voters--and for these and other reasons child labor is the rule, and so the cotton mills were driving those of Massachusetts out of the business.

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