- a state in the NE United States, on the Atlantic coast. 8257 sq. mi. (21,385 sq. km). Capital: Boston. Abbreviation: MA (for use with zip code), Mass.
- a member of an extinct tribe of North American Indians of eastern Massachusetts.
- the extinct Algonquian language of the Massachusett and Wampanoag Indians.
Origin of Massachusett
Examples from the Web for massachusetts
Wahlberg filed his petition for a pardon to the governor of Massachusetts on November 26.LAPD Foundation: Mark Wahlberg Would Make a Good Reserve Cop
December 9, 2014
Then I worked my way through college at a mental hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts.James Patterson Goes Full ‘Fahrenheit 451’ With Burning Book Video
November 25, 2014
The city, Lawrence, Massachusetts, is located about 30 miles north of Boston and is home to 76,000 people.Freedom From Fear for Dreamer Kids
November 24, 2014
Democrats, as Romney should have remembered from his campaigns in Massachusetts, have no such compunctions.Want President Hillary? Then Primary Her
November 24, 2014
Historically, the Puritans banned Christmas from the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1659.Kirk Cameron Saves Christmas from Abominable Killjoys (Other Christians)
November 14, 2014
There was no money in it—nothing but a little Massachusetts glory.
He was one of Massachusetts' earliest militia-men, and had a leg shot off at Lexington.Hetty's Strange History
I was "raised" in the State of Massachusetts, and reside there still.
From Mr Bevan, of Massachusetts,' he added, giving it to him.
"It's harder for her than for any one else, Massachusetts," said Maine.The Green Satin Gown
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- a state of the northeastern US, on the Atlantic: a centre of resistance to English colonial policy during the War of American Independence; consists of a coastal plain rising to mountains in the west. Capital: Boston. Pop: 6 433 422 (2003 est). Area: 20 269 sq km (7826 sq miles)Abbreviation: Mass, (with zip code) MA
Word Origin and History for massachusetts
plural, originally (1614) a name for the Algonquian native people who lived around the bay, from Algonquian Massachusett "at the large hill," in reference to Great Blue Hill, southwest of Boston.