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Meaning & Definition of State in English

English

State

/stet/

noun

1. The territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation

  • "His state is in the deep south"
    synonym:
  • state
  • ,
  • province

2. The way something is with respect to its main attributes

  • "The current state of knowledge"
  • "His state of health"
  • "In a weak financial state"
    synonym:
  • state

3. The group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state

  • "The state has lowered its income tax"
    synonym:
  • state

4. A politically organized body of people under a single government

  • "The state has elected a new president"
  • "African nations"
  • "Students who had come to the nation's capitol"
  • "The country's largest manufacturer"
  • "An industrialized land"
    synonym:
  • state
  • ,
  • nation
  • ,
  • country
  • ,
  • land
  • ,
  • commonwealth
  • ,
  • res publica
  • ,
  • body politic

5. (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container)

  • "The solid state of water is called ice"
    synonym:
  • state of matter
  • ,
  • state

6. A state of depression or agitation

  • "He was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him"
    synonym:
  • state

7. The territory occupied by a nation

  • "He returned to the land of his birth"
  • "He visited several european countries"
    synonym:
  • country
  • ,
  • state
  • ,
  • land

8. The federal department in the united states that sets and maintains foreign policies

  • "The department of state was created in 1789"
    synonym:
  • Department of State
  • ,
  • United States Department of State
  • ,
  • State Department
  • ,
  • State
  • ,
  • DoS

verb

1. Express in words

  • "He said that he wanted to marry her"
  • "Tell me what is bothering you"
  • "State your opinion"
  • "State your name"
    synonym:
  • state
  • ,
  • say
  • ,
  • tell

2. Put before

  • "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
    synonym:
  • submit
  • ,
  • state
  • ,
  • put forward
  • ,
  • posit

3. Indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.

  • "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"
    synonym:
  • express
  • ,
  • state

Examples of using

Porto Alegre is the southernmost capital city of a Brazilian state.
I am the state.
His state of health has been bad now for several years.