• WordNet 3.6
    • adj republican 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 "the United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government"- United States Constitution","a very republican notion","so little republican and so much aristocratic sentiment"- Philip Marsh","our republican and artistic simplicity"-Nathaniel Hawthorne"
    • adj republican relating to or belonging to the Republican Party "a Republican senator","Republican party politics"
    • n Republican a tributary of the Kansas River that flows from eastern Colorado eastward through Nebraska and Kansas
    • n republican an advocate of a republic (usually in opposition to a monarchy)
    • n Republican a member of the Republican Party
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Chicago has hosted the most presidential conventions with 25. Fourteen have been Republican and 11 Democratic.
    • Republican (U.S.Politics) A member of the Republican party.
    • Republican (Zoöl) A South African weaver bird (Philetærus socius). These weaver birds build many nests together, under a large rooflike shelter, which they make of straw.
    • Republican Consonant with the principles of a republic; as, republican sentiments or opinions; republican manners.
    • Republican Of or pertaining to a republic. "The Roman emperors were republican magistrates named by the senate."
    • Republican One who favors or prefers a republican form of government.
    • Republican (Zoöl) The American cliff swallow. The cliff swallows build their nests side by side, many together.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The elephant, as a symbol of the US Republican Party, was originated by cartoonist Thomas Nast and first presented in 1874.
    • republican Of the nature of or pertaining to a republic or common wealth: as, a republican constitution or government.
    • republican Consonant to the principles of a republic: as, republican sentiments or opinions; republican manners.
    • republican Of or pertaining to or favoring the Republican party: as, a Republican senator. See below.
    • republican In ornithology, living in community; nesting or breeding in common: as, the republican or sociable grosbeak, Philetærus socius; the republican swallow, formerly called Hirundo respublicana. See cuts under hive-nest.
    • republican In United States history: The usual name of the Democratic party (in full Democratic-Republican party) during the years following 1792–3: it replaced the name Anti-Federal, and was replaced by the name Democratic. See Democratic party, under democratic.
    • n republican One who favors or prefers a republican form of government.
    • n republican A member of a republican party; specifically , in United States history, a member of the Republican party.
    • n republican In ornithology, the republican swallow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every U.S. president with a beard has been a Republican.
    • adj Republican belonging to a republic: agreeable to the principles of a republic
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  • Will Rogers
    “The Republicans have their splits right after election and Democrats have theirs just before an election.”
  • Will Rogers
    “There isn't any finer folks living than a Republican that votes the Democratic ticket.”
  • Lydia Sigourney
    Lydia Sigourney
    “The strength of a nation, especially of a republican nation, is in the intelligent and well ordered homes of the people.”
  • Adlai E. Stevenson
    “The Republicans stroke platitudes until they purr like epigrams.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “What is a democrat? One who believes that the republicans have ruined the country. What is a republican? One who believes that the democrats would ruin the country.”
  • Kin Hubbard
    “I do not look for much to come out of government ownership as long as we have Democrats and Republicans.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. républicain,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. république—L. respublica, commonwealth.


In literature:

His party friends in Congress left all public rebuke of the deed to Republicans.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
In this perception the young Republican party found its genesis and its inspiration.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Men's dress, however, did not decline until about 1793 when the whigs imitated the severity affected by the French republicans.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
That ancient and various device, "a republican form of government," appears to be too good for all the peoples of the earth excepting one.
"The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays" by Ambrose Bierce
The only hope for the Republicans lay in their escaping to the mountains.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
Tenthly, To guaranty a republican form of government to each state and territory.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
The young Republican party in Illinois had been gathering strength with each new phase of the slavery question.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
He has the advantage of most of us; he's in dead earnest when he's advocating Republicanism.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
It mattered not that the professions of the Republican party had to be violated.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8" by Various
Now, honor bright, you Republicans cannot complain of that for the reason I will presently explain.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus

In poetry:

White man said to Ajax,
"Well, how do you stand?"
Ajax said to white man,
"Straight republican."
"Ajax Votes for McKinley" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Thy thought, thy word, O soul republican,
O spirit of life, O God whose name is man:
What sea of sorrows but thy sight shall span?
Cry wellaway, but well befall the right.
"A Year's Burden -- 1870" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
With thee I do forget the toil and stress,
The loveless road that knows no resting place,
Time's straitened pulse, the soul's dread weariness,
My freedom and my life republican!
"Queen Henrietta Maria" by Oscar Wilde
O son of man, beneath man's feet
Cast down, O common face of man
Whereon all blows and buffets meet,
O royal, O republican
Face of the people bruised and dumb
And longing till thy kingdom come!
"Before A Crucifix" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
In a shared dream our loves began,
Together fought one fight and won,
The Dream Republican of Man,
And now as then our dream is one;
Still as of old our hearts unite
To dream and battle for the Right.
"We Are With France" by Richard Le Gallienne
Be it witness, till one more strong,
Till a loftier lyre, till a rarer
Lute praise her better than I,
Be it witness before you, my song,
That I knew her, the world's banner-bearer,
Who shall cry the republican cry.
"Dedication To Joseph Mazzini" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
Vice President Joe Biden has telephoned Republican Rep Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, congratulating him for being Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney's running mate.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has telephoned Republican Rep Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, congratulating him for being Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney's running mate.
FILE** House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, participates in a ceremonial swearing in with Rep Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan 5, 2011.
Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep Paul Ryan, center, R-Wis. Works on the speech he will deliver at the Republican National Convention, with senior adviser Dan Senor, left, and senior aid Conor Sweeney.
Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer, left, and Delmar Johnson, Executive Director, pose at the Republican National Convention 2008.
Just as Republicans are now pressing Obama for details on spending cuts, Obama has criticized Republicans for withholding details about which deductions they'd be willing to trim.
Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman suggested a total defeat of the Taliban during CNN's Republican debate on national security issues Tuesday night.
With the rise of the Tea Party, Republican candidates on a national level have long since abandoned Ronald Reagan's commandment that Republicans should not attack one another.
Republican Emerson leaving Congress in Feb. Republican US Rep Jo Ann Emerson of Missouri says she is leaving Congress in February to become president and CEO for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Nevada Republican Governor Brian Sandoval said Wednesday that he plans to appoint Rep Dean Heller (R-Nev.) to the Senate seat currently held by Republican John Ensign .
Republicans at a watch party organized by the Albemarle County Republican Committee in Albermarle, Va.
Five Republicans and one Democrat cleared Republican Gov Nikki Haley of wrongdoing June 29 after investigating whether she had illegally lobbied as a lawmaker.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney cruised to victory in Indiana, while Democratic Rep Joe Donnelly won a closely watched US Senate race and Republican Rep Mike Pence won the governor's contest.
Ann Romney reaches out to hug her husband Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney after she addressed the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. On Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012.

In science:

T h({Republican, Quaker} ∪ {¬Pacifist}); T h({Republican, Quaker} ∪ {Pacifist}).
QUIP - A Tool for Computing Nonmonotonic Reasoning Tasks
Now, consider the class of all republicans and the class of all quakers.
Preferential and Preferential-discriminative Consequence relations
Suppose Nixon were a subclass of Republican and Quaker.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
In his model, voter desires for moderation can be realized by splitting the ticket – voting Republican in one institutional choice setting and Democratic in the other.
Some Quantum-Like Features of Mass Politics in Two-Party Systems
For Figure 1, define S as an initial state belief vector that can be used to describe considerations over preferences regarding partisan control (Republican versus Democratic) of both the executive and the legislative branches in an election.
Some Quantum-Like Features of Mass Politics in Two-Party Systems