- Homophone Note, Word History
|part of speech:
||a U.S. state in the northeastern corner of the country. (abbr.: ME)
The words Maine
, and mane
sound alike but have different meanings.
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.