[ uh-key-dee-uh ]

  1. a former French colony in SE Canada: ceded to Great Britain 1713.

  • French A·ca·die [a-ka-dee]. /a kaˈdi/.

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How to use Acadia in a sentence

  • We'll travel in the opposite direction from Acadia, for Nova Scotia is large enough to contain us all without a collision.

    Amy in Acadia | Helen Leah Reed
  • The King had certainly given Poutrincourt rights in Acadia, and he had passed them on to his son.

    Amy in Acadia | Helen Leah Reed
  • He had been graduated from Acadia College a few years before, the youngest of his class by more than a year.

    Amy in Acadia | Helen Leah Reed
  • Every king's ship from Acadia brought to Ponchartrain letters full of matters like these.

  • First, the question of Acadia: whether the treaty gave England a vast country, or only a strip of seacoast.

British Dictionary definitions for Acadia


/ (əˈkeɪdɪə) /

    • the Atlantic Provinces of Canada

    • the French-speaking areas of these provinces

  1. (formerly) a French colony in the present-day Atlantic Provinces: ceded to Britain in 1713

  • French name: Acadie (akadi)

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