1. [ noun ] (government,geography) a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
Synonyms: Maryland md Old_Line_State
Related terms: American_state Mid-Atlantic_states Baltimore aberdeen hagerstown Chesapeake_Bay Susquehanna frederick Potomac fort_george_g._meade Annapolis
2. [ noun ] (government) a province in central South Africa that was colonized by the Boers; named Free State in 1997
Synonyms: orange_free_state
Related terms: state South_Africa
3. [ noun ] (government,geography) any state prohibiting slavery prior to the Civil War
Related terms: slave_state American_state Union
Similar spelling:   freshwater