|1.||[ noun ] (government) the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state|
"the state has lowered its income tax"
|Related terms:||government Soviets welfare_state|
|2.||[ noun ] (government,geography) the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation|
"his state is in the deep south"
|Related terms:||administrative_district Bavaria commonwealth Chihuahua Gansu American_state Assam Lower_Saxony Indonesian_Borneo Eritrea hebei Canadian_province Italian_region goa karnataka Bihar Gujarat Orissa friesland Transvaal Soviet_Socialist_Republic Buganda madras kosovo manipur andhra_pradesh Australian_state abkhaz adzhar Tyrol Yunnan eparchy guangdong hunan sinkiang inner_mongolia uttar_pradesh west_bengal Szechwan free_state cape_colony cape_of_good_hope Chechnya country|
|3.||[ noun ] (politics,geography) a politically organized body of people under a single government|
|Synonyms:||country nation commonwealth land body_politic res_publica|
"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"
|Related terms:||political_unit world_power ally Reich dominion renegade_state sea_power city_state suzerain estate|
|4.||[ noun ] the way something is with respect to its main attributes|
"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"
|Related terms:||condition degree condition action situation being sale office death freedom status integrity maturity nature relationship employment relationship order perfection end dependence grace readiness unemployment conflict motion inaction dead_letter imminence illumination merchantability plurality annulment utilization temporary_state union physiological_state nonbeing damnation immaturity omnipotence omniscience disorder dystopia utopia cognitive_state receivership imperfection ownership hostility turgor tribalism cleavage isomerism conditionality mulltivalency heterozygosity homozygosity kalemia ground_state ornamentation obligation flux motionlessness representation paternity medium skillfulness|
|5.||[ verb ] express an idea, etc. in words|
"He said that he wanted to marry her" "tell me what is bothering you" "state your opinion"
|Related terms:||express add give answer note declare declare present announce explain get_out play_down preface articulate sum misstate declare say statement narrator affirmation|
|6.||[ noun ] (government) the federal department in the UnitedStates that sets and maintains foreign policies|
|Synonyms:||Department_of_State State_Department dos|
"the Department of State was created in 1789"
|Related terms:||executive_department bureau_of_intelligence_and_research bureau_of_diplomatic_security foreign_service|
|7.||[ noun ] (government,geography) the territory occupied by a nation|
|Synonyms:||country land nation|
"he returned to the land of his birth" "he visited several European countries"
|Related terms:||administrative_district Cuba Soviet_Union Australia fatherland Iceland Philippines European_country Indonesia Turkey kingdom Dominican_Republic Papua_New_Guinea sultanate Comoros Grenada Maldives Haiti African_country Jamaica Barbados Asian_country Trinidad_and_Tobago Samoa Cyprus South_American_country buffer_state Sao_Tome_e_Principe Fiji Dominica east_timor Bahamas Israel Burkina_Faso Turkmenistan Antigua_and_Barbuda North_American_country Vanuatu Malta Mauritius New_Zealand Tuvalu Saint_Christopher-Nevis Saint_Lucia Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines Marshall_Islands Kiribati Seychelles Solomon_Islands Nauru Russia Ukraine Sri_Lanka Tonga Cape_Verde rus banana_republic etruria federated_states_of_micronesia tax_haven palau democratic_republic_of_sao_tome_and_principe department domain midland|
|8.||[ adjective ] (government) supported and operated by the government of a state|
"a state university"
|9.||[ verb ] put before|
|Synonyms:||submit put_forward posit|
"I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
|Related terms:||propose affirmation|
|10.||[ noun ] (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"
|Related terms:||chemical_phenomenon phase gas liquid plasma solid plasma chemistry liquid solid gaseous|
|11.||[ verb ] indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.|
"Can you express this distance in kilometers?"
|Related terms:||denote vote vote|
|12.||[ noun ] (informal) a state of depression or agitation|
"he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him"
|Related terms:||emotional_state colloquialism|
|13.||[ adjective ] in the service of the community or nation|