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Noun united states has 2 senses
- United States, United States of America, America, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
--1 is a kind of North American country, North American nation
--1 is a part of North America
--1 is a member of
--1 has parts:
--1 has members: American
| ||East, eastern United States; Midwest, Middle West; Pacific Northwest; American state; West, western United States; Louisiana Purchase; East Coast; West Coast; Colony; New England; Mid-Atlantic states; South; Sunbelt; North; Dakota; Alaska, Last Frontier, AK; Arizona, Grand Canyon State, AZ; Arkansas, Land of Opportunity, AR; California, Golden State, CA, Calif.; Colorado, Centennial State, CO; District of Columbia, D.C., DC; Georgia, Empire State of the South, Peach State, GA; Hawaii, Aloha State, HI; Idaho, Gem State, ID; Kentucky, Bluegrass State, KY; Montana, Treasure State, MT; Nevada, Silver State, Battle Born State, Sagebrush State, NV; New Mexico, Land of Enchantment, NM; North Carolina, Old North State, Tar Heel State, NC; North Dakota, Peace Garden State, ND; Oklahoma, Sooner State, OK; Oregon, Beaver State, OR; South Carolina, Palmetto State, SC; South Dakota, Coyote State, Mount Rushmore State, SD; Tennessee, Volunteer State, TN; Utah, Beehive State, Mormon State, UT; Virginia, Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA; Washington, Evergreen State, WA; West Virginia, Mountain State, WV; Wyoming, Equality State, WY; Great Lakes; Mississippi, Mississippi River; Missouri, Missouri River; New River; Niagara, Niagara River; Niobrara, Niobrara River; Ohio, Ohio River; Rio Grande, Rio Bravo; Saint Lawrence, Saint Lawrence River, St. Lawrence, St. Lawrence River; Twin, Twin Falls; Yosemite, Yosemite Falls; Yukon, Yukon River|
--1 has particulars: Union, North; Connecticut, Connecticut River
- United States government, United States, U.S. government, US Government, U.S. - the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States
--2 is a kind of federal government
--2 has members: