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New Hampshire

[hamp-sher, -sheer] /ˈhæmp ʃər, -ʃɪər/
noun
1.
a state in the NE United States. 9304 sq. mi. (24,100 sq. km).
Capital: Concord.
Abbreviation: NH (for use with zip code), N.H.
2.
one of an American breed of chestnut-red chickens raised for meat and eggs.
Related forms
New Hampshirite
[hamp-shuh-rahyt] /ˈhæmp ʃəˌraɪt/ (Show IPA),
New Hampshireman, noun
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  • The maid from New Hampshire said no word for a very long time.

    American Notes Rudyard Kipling
  • The maiden from New Hampshire disappeared, papa and mamma with her.

    American Notes Rudyard Kipling
  • His parents were both natives of Londonderry, New Hampshire.

  • Also obtained some publicity by expensive exploring in Canada and New Hampshire.

  • Then three more days and still no word from the New Hampshire widow.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for New Hampshire

New Hampshire

noun
1.
a state of the northeastern US: generally hilly. Capital: Concord. Pop: 1 287 687 (2003 est). Area: 23 379 sq km (9027 sq miles) Abbreviation N.H., (with zip code) NH
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New Hampshire in Culture

New Hampshire definition


State in the northeastern United States; one of the New England states. Bordered by Quebec, Canada, to the north; Maine to the east; Massachusetts to the south; and Vermont to the west. Its capital is Concord, and its largest city is Manchester.

Note: One of the thirteen colonies.
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