• synonyms


See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
  1. a state of the NE United States: a part of New England. 9609 sq. mi. (24,885 sq. km). Capital: Montpelier. Abbreviation: VT (for use with zip code), Vt.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for vermont

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • Don't these mountains make you think of your native Vermont, George?

    The Rock of Chickamauga

    Joseph A. Altsheler

  • "I'll admit that Vermont is a good state for two months in the year," said Dick.

    The Rock of Chickamauga

    Joseph A. Altsheler

  • Vermont, having been explored by Champlain in 1609, was settled some years after.

    The Nation in a Nutshell

    George Makepeace Towle

  • And all the better, I dare say, for the thrashing he got when a youngster, from the Vermont tailor.

    Homeward Bound

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • As on the previous day Michigan and Vermont were relegated to the rear.

British Dictionary definitions for vermont


  1. a state in the northeastern US: crossed from north to south by the Green Mountains; bounded on the east by the Connecticut River and by Lake Champlain in the northwest Capital: Montpelier. Pop: 619 107 (2003 est). Area: 24 887 sq km (9609 sq miles)Abbreviation: Vt, (with zip code) VT
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for vermont


U.S. state, 1777, based on French words for "Green Mountain," but perhaps was formed by one with limited knowledge of French, where the correct form would be Mont Vert (as in the village of Pont-de-Montvert).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

vermont in Culture


State in the northeastern United States; one of the New England states. Bordered by Quebec, Canada, to the north; New Hampshire to the east; Massachusetts to the south; and New York to the west. Its capital is Montpelier, and its largest city is Burlington.


It is home to the Green Mountains, from which it derives its name.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
  • About
  • Cookies, Terms, & Privacy
© 2018 Dictionary.com, LLC.