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Maine

Maine

 
pronunciation:
meIn
features:
Homophone Note, Word History
part of speech: noun
definition: a U.S. state in the northeastern corner of the country. (abbr.: ME)
derivation: Mainer (n.)
Homophone Note
The words Maine, main, and mane sound alike but have different meanings.
Word History
Maine may have its name because English settlers living on the Atlantic coast and on islands in the Atlantic Ocean referred to the mainland as "The Maine." Or, they may have named it after "Maine," a province in France owned by the Queen of England.