Definitions for state

Definitions for (noun) state

Main entry: state

Definition: the way something is with respect to its main attributes

Usage: the current state of knowledge; his state of health; in a weak financial state

Main entry: Department of State, DoS, State, State Department, United States Department of State

Definition: the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies

Usage: the Department of State was created in 1789

Main entry: res publica, state, country, commonwealth, body politic, nation, land

Definition: a politically organized body of people under a single government

Usage: 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

Main entry: state

Definition: the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state

Usage: the state has lowered its income tax

Main entry: country, state, land

Definition: the territory occupied by a nation

Usage: he returned to the land of his birth; he visited several European countries

Main entry: state, province

Definition: the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation

Usage: his state is in the deep south

Main entry: state

Definition: a state of depression or agitation

Usage: he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him

Main entry: state, state of matter

Definition: (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)

Usage: the solid state of water is called ice

Definitions for (verb) state

Main entry: posit, put forward, submit, state

Definition: put before

Usage: I submit to you that the accused is guilty

Main entry: tell, say, state

Definition: express in words

Usage: He said that he wanted to marry her; tell me what is bothering you; state your opinion; state your name

Main entry: state, express

Definition: indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.

Usage: Can you express this distance in kilometers?

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