Meaning of “nation” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /ˈneɪʃən/
Extra Examples
The entire nation mourned her death.Jefferson's document formed the foundation of a new nation.Belgians eat more chocolate per capita than any other nation in Europe.She was granted the Order of Merit - one of the nation's highest honours.Sixty-five nations need to ratify the treaty.

B2 a country or the people living in a country:

Asian nations
industrial nations
The entire nation mourned her death.
a nation of dog lovers.
→ See also the United Nations

(Definition of “nation” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)