Definition of "nations" []

  • An aggregation of people or peoples of one or more cultures, races, etc, organized into a single state (noun)
  • A community of persons not constituting a state but bound by common descent, language, history, etc (noun)
  • A federation of tribes, esp American Indians (noun)
  • The territory occupied by such a federation (noun)
  • Plural form of nation. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "nations" in a sentence
  • "“The nations” is the common expression in the Old Testament for non-Jews as a group, and a Gentile is a person belonging to “the nations."
  • "It is also called the _necessary law of nations_, because nations are morally bound to observe it; and sometimes the _internal law of nations_, from its being binding on the conscience."
  • "The _customary law of nations_ consists of certain maxims, or is founded on customs and usages which have been long observed and tacitly consented to by nations, and have thereby become binding upon all who have adopted them, so far as their observance does not require a violation of the law of nature."