- a state of the United States comprising the N Pacific islands of Hawaii, Kahoolawe, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Niihau, and Oahu: a U.S. territory 1900–59; admitted to the Union 1959. 6424 sq. mi. (16,715 sq. km). Capital: Honolulu. Abbreviation: HI (for use with zip code), Haw.
- the largest island of Hawaii, in the SE part. 4021 sq. mi. (10,415 sq. km).
Examples from the Web for hawaii
President Rhee resigned soon thereafter and was secreted out of the country to Hawaii by the American CIA.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea
December 30, 2014
He said he uses the quiet time at night to ponder a move to Puerto Rico or maybe Hawaii.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.
David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News
December 9, 2014
In pre-contact Hawaii, he reminds us, all land belonged to the king.How Haoles Destroyed Hawaii
December 7, 2014
California died in 1997 while rescuing his son from drowning in Hawaii.‘No Stairway, Denied!’ Led Zeppelin Lawsuit Winds on Down the Road
October 22, 2014
And Hawaii politics has a tendency to mostly ignore mainland trends and issues.Even Hawaii Hates Obama Now
August 8, 2014
For the first time on Hawaii trails became safe for travelers.Legends of Wailuku
In the uplands of Hawaii and Maui potatoes can be and are raised.
Cotton was raised and manufactured on a small scale at Kailua, Hawaii.
The navigator and one sailor are also Japanese, born in Hawaii but American citizens.Secret Armies
John L. Spivak
Such completeness of view, however, is alien to the poesy of Hawaii.Unwritten Literature of Hawaii
Nathaniel Bright Emerson
- a state of the US in the central Pacific, consisting of over 20 volcanic islands and atolls, including Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, and Molokai: discovered by Captain Cook in 1778; annexed by the US in 1898; naval base at Pearl Harbor attacked by the Japanese in 1941, a major cause of US entry into World War II; became a state in 1959. Capital: Honolulu. Pop: 1 257 608 (2003 est). Area: 16 640 sq km (6425 sq miles)Former name: Sandwich Islands Abbreviation: Ha, (with zip code) HI
Word Origin and History for hawaii
from Hawaiian Hawai'i, from Proto-Polynesian *hawaiki. Said to mean "Place of the Gods" and be a reference to Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. See also sandwich. Related: Hawaiian (1825). First record of Hawaiian shirt is from 1955.