Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A state of the northeast United States between Vermont and Maine. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, it was settled by colonists from Massachusetts during the 1620s and 1630s and became a separate colony in 1741. New Hampshire was the first colony to declare its independence from Great Britain and the first to establish its own government (January 1776). It ratified the United States Constitution in 1788. Concord is the capital and Manchester the largest city.

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  • proper noun A state of the United States of America. Capital: Concord.

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  • noun a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
  • noun one of the British colonies that formed the United States

Etymologies

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From Hampshire, a county of southern England.

Examples

  • She is leading in the polls here in this state but she told the crowd here today she intends to get their support from what she called the New Hampshire way, by meeting with people, going to diners, going into their homes and tomorrow she will be going into some political parties in homes meeting one on one with residents of New Hampshire and she will also have another town hall meeting.

    CNN Transcript Feb 10, 2007

  • John Lynch said earlier this year that he would veto that would loosen restrictions on what he called New Hampshire's already gun-friendly laws.

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  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'New Hampshire: Primary vote recount and impeachment'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Betty Hall is a 14-term New Hampshire state representative for Hillsborough District 05.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: New Hampshire: Primary vote recount and impeachment

  • The Red Sox comment came right after she called New Hampshire the Northwest.

    Palin Splits Her Baseball Loyalties - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Betty Hall is a 14-term New Hampshire state representative for Hillsborough District 05.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: New Hampshire: Primary vote recount and impeachment

  • Winant, a liberal Republican and former three-term New Hampshire governor, served as ambassador to the Court of St. James from 1942 until 1946.

    Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry Truman

  • A final Weeks Celebration evening, Aug. 26 at 5:30 p.m. is titled "New Hampshire and the Creation of the White Mountains."

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  • Fran Wendelboe, a former seven-term New Hampshire state representative who has been active in political campaigns and now runs her own political consulting firm, has been informally emailing advice to Cohen.

    ABC News: Top Stories

  • He was referring to New Hampshire's customary status as the state conducting the nation's first primary.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • "I would never have predicted that we would be standing here as partners in service to this great place we call New Hampshire," Newman said after she had hugged Lynch, a 40-year friend.

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