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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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'We know Rhode Islanders value a clean and healthy bay,' said Vincent Mesolella, Chairman, NBC.
In a statement to The Providence Journal, president of Rhode Island Pride, Joe Lazzerini said: "Our organisation respectfully calls on Bishop Tobin to do some self-reflection, as the majority of Catholic Rhode Islanders in this state reject the idea that to be Catholic is to be complicit to intolerance, bigotry and fear."
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Doyle, please step down, and make way for a sincere individual willing to fight for everyday Rhode Islanders."
With about 20 percent of Rhode Islanders living in communities facing extreme economic hardship, access to food and nutrition programs that benefit low-income community members is all the more pressing.
''I am honored to be joining the Raimondo administration and look forward to rolling up my sleeves to make sure Rhode Islanders of all ages have access to the quality services they deserve,'' she said.
"We would not be where we are today without the Rhode Islanders who for decades have fought for tolerance and freedom over discrimination and division."
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