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Rhode Island

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noun
a state of the northeastern United States, on the Atlantic coast: a part of New England. 1,214 sq. mi. (3,145 sq. km). Capital: Providence. Abbreviations: RI (for use with zip code), R.I.
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Rhode Islander, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Rhode Island

Rhode Island
/ (rəʊd) /

noun
a state of the northeastern US, bordering on the Atlantic: the smallest state in the US; mainly low-lying and undulating, with an indented coastline in the east and uplands in the northwest Capital: Providence. Pop: 1 076 164 (2003 est). Area: 2717 sq km (1049 sq miles)Abbreviations: R.I, (with zip code) RI
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Cultural definitions for Rhode Island

Rhode Island

State in the northeastern United States; one of the New England states. Bordered by Massachusetts to the north and east, the Atlantic Ocean to the south, and Connecticut to the west. Its capital and largest city is Providence.

notes for Rhode Island

One of the thirteen colonies.

notes for Rhode Island

After he was banished from Massachusetts for speaking out in favor of religious toleration, Roger Williams established the first settlement in the area at Providence in the early seventeenth century.

notes for Rhode Island

Rhode Island is the smallest state of the United States.
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