1. [ noun ] (government) the federal department in the UnitedStates that sets and maintains foreign policies
Synonyms: State Department_of_State dos

"the Department of State was created in 1789"

Related terms: executive_department bureau_of_intelligence_and_research bureau_of_diplomatic_security foreign_service
2. [ noun ] (government) in the US: a department of government in one of the 50 states
Related terms: government_department US