Meaning of Massachusetts in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmasəˈtʃuːsɪts/

proper noun

  • A state in the north-eastern US, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean; population 6,497,967 (est. 2008); capital, Boston. Settled by the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620, it was a centre of resistance to the British before becoming one of the original thirteen states of the Union, ratifying the US Constitution in 1788.