1: the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state; "the state has lowered its income tax"
2: the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south" [syn: province]
3: 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" [syn: nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic]
4: the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
5: the federal department in the UnitedStates that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789" [syn: Department of State, State Department, DoS]
6: the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries" [syn: country, land]
7: a state of depression or agitation; "he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him"
8: (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" [syn: state of matter]
1: express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name" [syn: say, tell]
2: put before; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty" [syn: submit, put forward, posit]
3: indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; "Can you express this distance in kilometers?" [syn: express]
Adjacent words: stash | stash away | stash house | stasis | Stassano furnace | stat mi | statant | state | state attorney | state bank | state boundary | state capital | state capitalism | state change | State Department | state government