- a state in the NE United States, on the Atlantic coast. 33,215 sq. mi. (86,027 sq. km). Capital: Augusta. Abbreviation: ME (for use with zip code), Me.
- a historical region and former province in NW France.
- (italics) a U.S. battleship blown up in the harbor of Havana, Cuba, on February 15, 1898: this incident stimulated popular support in the U.S. for the Spanish-American War.
Examples from the Web for maine
In 1972, Maine Sen. Edmund Muskie was the odds-on favorite to win the Democratic Presidential nomination.The World’s Toughest Political Quiz
December 31, 2014
Today, in contrast, if Grandma Maude starts one in Maine, Aunty Carol can directly help out from California.Why Every Home Needs a Drone This Holiday
December 8, 2014
Polls show that in Maine, Tea Party Gov. Paul LePage is poised to win reelection in a three-way contest.Return of the Northeastern Republican
November 4, 2014
Requests for additional comment from the Maine Centers for Disease Control were not returned.Quarantine Turns Ebola Heroes Into Pariahs
October 28, 2014
“It is totally irrelevant to the race,” said Sandy Maisel, a professor of government at Colby College, in Waterville, Maine.America’s First Post-Gay Governor
October 24, 2014
From Maine to Florida, gentlemen, the answer must be the same, slavery.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
"It's harder for her than for any one else, Massachusetts," said Maine.The Green Satin Gown
Laura E. Richards
He was the son of a barber at Laval, in Maine, where he was born in 1509.Self-Help
He was educated at Bowdoin College in Maine, where he graduated in 1825.
The Duc du Maine had remained where he had spoken to his brother.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete
Duc de Saint-Simon
- a state of the northeastern US, on the Atlantic: chiefly hilly, with many lakes, rivers, and forests. Capital: Augusta. Pop: 1 305 728 (2003 est). Area: 86 156 sq km (33 265 sq miles)Abbreviation: Me, (with zip code) ME
Word Origin and History for maine
U.S. state, probably ultimately from French Maine, region in France (named for the river that runs through it, which has a name of Gaulish origin). The name was applied to that part of coastal North America by French explorers.
State in the northeastern United States; northernmost of the New England states. Bordered by Quebec, Canada, to the northwest; New Brunswick, Canada, to the northeast; the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast; and New Hampshire to the west. Its capital is Augusta, and Portland is its largest city.