the group of 11 Southern states that seceded from the United States in 1860–61.
(US, history) the 11 Southern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Mississippi) that seceded from the Union in 1861, precipitating a civil war with the North. The Confederacy was defeated in 1865 and the South reincorporated into the US
noun, Chiefly South Atlantic States. 1. the American Civil War.
[kuh n-fur] /kənˈfɜr/ verb (used without object), conferred, conferring. 1. to consult together; compare opinions; carry on a discussion or deliberation. verb (used with object), conferred, conferring. 2. to bestow upon as a gift, favor, honor, etc.: to confer a degree on a graduate. 3. Obsolete. to compare. /kənˈfɜː/ verb -fers, -ferring, -ferred 1. (transitive; […]
[kon-fuh-ree] /ˌkɒn fəˈri/ noun 1. a person on whom something is , especially the recipient of an academic degree. 2. a person, group, etc., that or takes part in a . /ˌkɒnfɜːˈriː/ noun 1. a person who takes part in a conference 2. a person on whom an honour or gift is conferred
[kon-fer-uh ns, -fruh ns] /ˈkɒn fər əns, -frəns/ noun 1. a meeting for consultation or discussion: a conference between a student and his adviser. 2. the act of conferring or consulting together; consultation, especially on an important or serious matter. 3. Government. a meeting, as of various committees, to settle disagreements between the two branches […]