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[ver-mont] /vərˈmɒnt/
a state of the NE United States: a part of New England. 9609 sq. mi. (24,885 sq. km).
Capital: Montpelier.
Abbreviation: VT (for use with zip code), Vt. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • All Jennie's sisters, even the one from Vermont, were to be there and Jennie did want to go to visit with the girls.

    Green Valley Katharine Reynolds
  • The member from Vermont pursued Jim with the bitterness of a fanatic.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • Asa Make tracks, pack up, and emigrate to the roaring old state of Vermont, and live 'long with mother.

    Our American Cousin Tom Taylor
  • There was a firm in Vermont, however, who believed in the sand blast.

    Diggers in the Earth Eva March Tappan
  • Vermont and Kentucky were admitted as states by the first Congress.

British Dictionary definitions for Vermont


a state in the northeastern US: crossed from north to south by the Green Mountains; bounded on the east by the Connecticut River and by Lake Champlain in the northwest Capital: Montpelier. Pop: 619 107 (2003 est). Area: 24 887 sq km (9609 sq miles) Abbreviation Vt, (with zip code) VT
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Word Origin and History for Vermont

U.S. state, 1777, based on French words for "Green Mountain," but perhaps was formed by one with limited knowledge of French, where the correct form would be Mont Vert (as in the village of Pont-de-Montvert).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Vermont in Culture

Vermont definition

State in the northeastern United States; one of the New England states. Bordered by Quebec, Canada, to the north; New Hampshire to the east; Massachusetts to the south; and New York to the west. Its capital is Montpelier, and its largest city is Burlington.

Note: It is home to the Green Mountains, from which it derives its name.
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