Definition of Massachusetts in English:


proper noun

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



/ˌmasəˈCHo͞osəts/ /ˌmæsəˈtʃusəts/