abbrev. ME or Me
New England state of the U.S.: admitted
, 1820; 30,862 sq mi
(79,931 sq km); pop. 1,275,000; cap
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
Word origin of 'Maine'(sense 1) orig. after Maine, region in NW France, but later interpreted as signifying its status as the main part of the New England region