KJV Dictionary Definition: nation


NATION, n. to be born

1. A body of people inhabiting the same country, or united under the same sovereign or government; as the English nation; the French nation. It often happens that many nations are subject to one government; in which case, the word nation usually denotes a body of people speaking the same language, or a body that has formerly been under a distinct government, but has been conquered, or incorporated with a larger nation. Thus the empire of Russia comprehends many nations, as did formerly the Roman and Persian empires. Nation, as its etymology imports, originally denoted a family or race of men descended from a common progenitor, like tribe, but by emigration, conquest and intermixture of men of different families, this distinction is in most countries lost.

2. A great number, by way of emphasis.



1. Pertaining to a nation; as national customs, dress or language.

2. Public; general; common to a nation; as a national calamity.

3. Attached or unduly attached to ones own country. The writer manifested much national prejudice. He was too national to be impartial.


NATIONALITY, n. National character; also, the quality of being national, or strongly attached to ones own nation.


NATIONALIZE, v.t. To make national; to give to one the character and habits of a nation, or the peculiar attachments which belong to citizens of the same nation.


NATIONALLY, adv. In regard to the nation; as a whole nation.

The jews-bing nationally espoused to God by covenant.