Augusta

Augusta

[aw-guhs-tuh, uh-guhs-]
noun
1.
a city in E Georgia, on the Savannah River.
2.
a city in and the capital of Maine, in the SW part, on the Kennebec River.
3.
a female given name.
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Maine

[meyn]
noun
1.
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.
2.
a historical region and former province in NW France.
3.
(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.
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Augusta (ɔːˈɡʌstə)
 
n
1.  a city in the US, in Georgia. Pop: 193 316 (2003 est) (including Richmond)
2.  a port in S Italy, in E Sicily. Pop: 33 820 (2001)
3.  a town in the US, in Maine: the state capital; founded (1628) as a trading post; timber industry. Pop: 18 618 (2003 est)

Maine (meɪn)
 
n
Me, Abbreviation: ME 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)

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Maine
U.S. state, probably ultimately from Fr. Maine, region in France (named for the river that runs through it, which is of Gaulish origin); the name applied to that part of coastal N.America by French explorers.
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Maine definition


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.

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