Republican - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈpʌblɪkən|  American pronunciation of the word republican
Brit.  |rɪˈpʌblɪk(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word republican

noun

- a member of the Republican Party
- an advocate of a republic (usually in opposition to a monarchy)
- a tributary of the Kansas River that flows from eastern Colorado eastward through Nebraska and Kansas

adjective

- having the supreme power lying in the body of citizens entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them or characteristic of such government

Examples

Our state representative is a Republican.

The state's voters are mostly Republicans.

the leader of the Republican Party

...a small but well-organized republican movement working quietly to overthrow the military dictatorship...

the United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government

so little republican and so much aristocratic sentiment

I cast my vote for the Republican candidate.

She is a liberal Democrat who married a conservative Republican.

...the Watergate scandal began when Republican operatives burglarized the Democratic Party's headquarters in Washington, D.C....

A team of volunteers is canvassing the city for the Republican Party.

The area is a Republican stronghold.

This newspaper is just a Republican mouthpiece.

She registered as a Republican.

The Republican party was formed out of the wrecks of the Whig party.

The promise of tax cuts proved, as always, to be the Republican Party's trump card.

Word forms

noun
singular: republican
plural: republicans
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