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Hawaii definition

Overview

This page has 17 definitions of Hawaii with English translations in 7 languages. Hawaii is a proper noun. Also define these 20 related words and terms: Oceanian, United States, Honolulu, Oahu, Aloha State, archipelago, Pacific Ocean, North America, Oceania, Hawaiian Islands, Sandwich Islands, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau, Kahoolawe, Big Island, Hawaii, and Hawaii-szigetek.

See also: Hawaií, Hawaiʻi, Hawai'i, and Hawai`i

English Hawaii definition

Hawaii in respect to the rest of the United States

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Hawaiian Hawaiʻi, from Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *Sawaiki (traditional homeland).[1]

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: həwīʹē, IPA(key): /həˈwaɪ.i/
  • (US) enPR: həwīʹ(j)ē, həwäʹ(j)ē, həwŏʹ(j)ē, IPA(key): /həˈwaɪ(j)i/, /həˈwɑ(j)i/, /həˈwɔ(j)i/, [hʊ̈ˈwaɪ̯(j)i], [hʊ̈ˈwɑ(j)i], [hʊ̈ˈwɔ(j)i]
    • (Hawaii, also) IPA(key): /həˈvaɪʔi/, /həˈvɑːʔi/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪi, -aɪji, -ɑi, -ɑji, -ɔːi, -ɔːji
  • Hyphenation: Ha‧waii

Proper noun

Hawaii

  1. An Oceanian state of the United States. The capital is Honolulu, on the island of Oahu.
    Synonym: Aloha State
  2. An archipelago in the Pacific Ocean between North America and Oceania.
    Synonyms: Hawaiian Islands, Sandwich Islands (obsolete)
    Hyponyms: Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau, Kahoolawe
    • Pacific Ocean definition
      The world's largest body of water, to the east of Asia and Australasia and to the west of the Americas.
    • Sandwich Islands definition
      Hawaiian Islands (an early name for the archipelago of nineteen Hawaiian Islands)
    • Lanai definition
      The sixth largest island of Hawaii, mostly privately owned.
    • Niihau definition
      The westernmost and smallest of the inhabited islands of Hawaii.
  3. (specifically) The largest of the Hawaiian Islands.
    Synonym: Big Island (informal)
    • Big Island definition
      The largest of the Hawaiian Islands, for which the island chain and the state are named.

Usage notes

The standard spelling in the islands is Hawaiʻi, where the ʻ indicates a glottal stop or phonemic glide. However, Hawaii is the official spelling used in the Constitution of the State of Hawaii.

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Translations

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Catalan Hawaii definition

Alternative forms

Proper noun

Hawaii m

  1. Hawaii (an island)
  2. Hawaii (a state of the United States)

Derived terms

  • illes Hawaii (Hawaiian Islands)

Danish Hawaii definition

Etymology

Borrowed from English Hawaii.

Proper noun

Hawaii (genitive Hawaiis)

  1. Hawaii (an island)
  2. Hawaii (a state of the United States)

German Hawaii definition

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /haˈvaɪ̯/ (normal)
  • IPA(key): /haˈvaːʔi/ (learned; very rare)
  • (file)

Proper noun

Hawaii n (genitive Hawaiis)

  1. Hawaii (an island)
  2. Hawaii (a state of the United States)

Derived terms


Hungarian Hawaii definition

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈhɒvɒji]
  • Hyphenation: Ha‧waii
  • Rhymes: -ji

Proper noun

Hawaii

  1. Hawaii (an island)
    Synonym: Hawaii-szigetek
    • Hawaii-Szigetek definition
      hawaiian Islands (an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, almost all of which is part of the US state of Hawaii)
  2. Hawaii (a state of the United States)

Declension

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Hawaii
accusative Hawaiit
dative Hawaiinak
instrumental Hawaiival
causal-final Hawaiiért
translative Hawaiivá
terminative Hawaiiig
essive-formal Hawaiiként
essive-modal
inessive Hawaiiban
superessive Hawaiin
adessive Hawaiinál
illative Hawaiiba
sublative Hawaiira
allative Hawaiihoz
elative Hawaiiból
delative Hawaiiról
ablative Hawaiitól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Hawaiié
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Hawaiiéi
Possessive forms of Hawaii
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Hawaiim
2nd person sing. Hawaiid
3rd person sing. Hawaiija
1st person plural Hawaiink
2nd person plural Hawaiitok
3rd person plural Hawaiijuk

Italian Hawaii definition

Etymology

From English Hawaii, from Hawaiian Hawaiʻi.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /a.ˈwai/, /a.ˈvai/
  • Rhymes: -ai
  • Hyphenation: Ha‧waii

Proper noun

Hawaii f pl (plural only)

  1. Hawaii (an island)
  2. Hawaii (a state of the United States)

Derived terms


Norwegian Bokmål Hawaii definition

Proper noun

Hawaii

  1. Hawaii (an island)
  2. Hawaii (a state of the United States)

Derived terms


Norwegian Nynorsk Hawaii definition

Proper noun

Hawaii

  1. Hawaii (an island)
  2. Hawaii (a state of the United States)

Derived terms