Definition of Hawaii

1. Noun. A state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands.

2. Noun. The largest and southernmost of the Hawaii islands; has several volcanic peaks.
Exact synonyms: Hawaii Island
Terms within: Hilo, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa
Group relationships: Hawaiian Islands, Sandwich Islands
Generic synonyms: Island
Derivative terms: Hawaiian

Definition of Hawaii

1. Proper noun. A state of the United States of America. The capital is Honolulu, on the island of Oahu. It is the fiftieth state to join the United States. The nickname is the Aloha State. It is located from 19° to 23° N latitude, with the eight main islands from 155° to 162° W longitude and including many smaller islands extending westward. ¹

2. Proper noun. A chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean between North America and Oceania. Also called the (w Hawaiian Islands) and formerly the Sandwich Islands. The larger islands are: ¹

3. Proper noun. The proper name of the largest of the Hawaiian Islands, also called the Big Island. The Big Island lies southeast of the other islands. ¹

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Medical Definition of Hawaii

1. A group of islands in polynesia, in the north central pacific ocean, comprising eight major and 114 minor islands, largely volcanic and coral. Its capital is Honolulu. It was first reached by polynesians about 500 a.d. It was discovered and named the sandwich islands in 1778 by captain cook. The islands were united under the rule of king kamehameha 1795-1819 and requested annexation to the united states in 1893 when a provisional government was set up. Hawaii was established as a territory in 1900 and admitted as a state in 1959. The name is from the polynesian owhyhii, place of the gods, with reference to the two volcanoes mauna kea and mauna loa, regarded as the abode of the gods. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hawaii

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Literary usage of Hawaii

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"FIRST SESSION l An Act to provide a government for the Territory of hawaii Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representati MX of the United States of ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"It follows that the jurisdiction of this court to review judgments of the courts of the territory of hawaii is more restricted than IB the jurisdiction to ..."

3. Report by United States Board on Geographic Names, United States Geographic Board (1916)
"Hilo, South; District, hawaii County; political subdivision in eastern hawaii. Hilo a; Stream, tributary to Hanapepe Stream from the west, ..."

4. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1908)
"hawaii AND HER NEEDS ADDRESS OF HON. GEORGE R. CARTER Our problem in hawaii is to see if man under wonderful environment can develop a citizenship worthy of ..."

5. Report by Indians Rights Association (1908)
"hawaii AND HER NEEDS ADDRESS OF HON. GEORGE R. CARTER Our problem in hawaii is to see if man under wonderful environment can develop a citizenship worthy of ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1903)
"By what law were the personal rights of the people of hawaii to be then ... In 1897 a treaty was made between the United States and the Republic of hawaii, ..."

7. Cyclopedia of American Government by Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, Albert Bushnell Hart (1914)
"These must all be citizens of the territory of hawaii. circuit courts which are courts of ... All who were citizens of the Republic of hawaii at the time of ..."

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