AskDefine | Define Canada

Dictionary Definition

Canada n : a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"

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English

Etymology

From the Saint-Lawrence Iroquoian canada (kanata), meaning village or settlement. Reference: Jacques Cartier. (1545). Relation originale de Jacques Cartier. Paris, Tross, 1863 edition, page 48. (See Wikipedia’s discussion of the etymology of "Canada".)

Pronunciation

  • /ˈkænədə/, /ˈkænədʌ/

Proper noun

  1. A country in North America; official name: Canada.
  2. Lower Canada or Upper Canada, often "the Canadas". Also Canada East or Canada West.

Translations

Country in North America

References

  • Canadian Oxford 2004}}

See also

    1. [[#English">Canada.

French

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Canada

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Canada

Romanian

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  1. Canada

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