What does state mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word state.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. state, province(noun)

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

    "his state is in the deep south"

  2. state(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"

  3. state(noun)

    the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state

    "the state has lowered its income tax"

  4. state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic(noun)

    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"

  5. state of matter, state(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"

  6. state(noun)

    a state of depression or agitation

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

  7. country, state, land(noun)

    the territory occupied by a nation

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

  8. Department of State, United States Department of State, State Department, State, DoS(verb)

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

    "the Department of State was created in 1789"

  9. state, say, tell(verb)

    express in words

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

  10. submit, state, put forward, posit(verb)

    put before

    "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"

  11. express, state(verb)

    indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.

    "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"

Wiktionary

  1. state(Noun)

    Any sovereign polity. A government.

  2. state(Noun)

    A political division of a federation retaining a degree of autonomy, for example one of the fifty United States. See also Province.

  3. state(Noun)

    A condition.

  4. state(Noun)

    Pomp, ceremony, or dignity.

    The President's body will lie in state at the Capitol.

  5. state(Noun)

    The stable condition of a processor during a particular clock cycle.

    In the fetch state, the address of the next instruction is placed on the address bus.

  6. state(Noun)

    The set of all parameters relevant to a computation.

    The state here includes a set containing all names seen so far.

  7. state(Noun)

    The values of all parameters at some point in a computation.

    A debugger can show the state of a program at any breakpoint.

  8. state(Noun)

    A society larger than a tribe. A society large enough to form a state in the sense of a government.

  9. state(Noun)

    The physical property of matter as solid, liquid, gas or plasma

  10. state(Verb)

    To declare to be a fact.

    He stated that he was willing to help.

  11. state(Verb)

    To make known.

    State your intentions.

  12. state(Noun)

    an element of the range of the random variables that define a random process.

  13. state(Noun)

    A great person, a dignitary; a lord or prince.

  14. State(ProperNoun)

    State University, as the shortened form of any public university name.

  15. Origin: From status, from stare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. State(noun)

    the circumstances or condition of a being or thing at any given time

  2. State(noun)

    rank; condition; quality; as, the state of honor

  3. State(noun)

    condition of prosperity or grandeur; wealthy or prosperous circumstances; social importance

  4. State(noun)

    appearance of grandeur or dignity; pomp

  5. State(noun)

    a chair with a canopy above it, often standing on a dais; a seat of dignity; also, the canopy itself

  6. State(noun)

    estate, possession

  7. State(noun)

    a person of high rank

  8. State(noun)

    any body of men united by profession, or constituting a community of a particular character; as, the civil and ecclesiastical states, or the lords spiritual and temporal and the commons, in Great Britain. Cf. Estate, n., 6

  9. State(noun)

    the principal persons in a government

  10. State(noun)

    the bodies that constitute the legislature of a country; as, the States-general of Holland

  11. State(noun)

    a form of government which is not monarchial, as a republic

  12. State(noun)

    a political body, or body politic; the whole body of people who are united one government, whatever may be the form of the government; a nation

  13. State(noun)

    in the United States, one of the commonwealth, or bodies politic, the people of which make up the body of the nation, and which, under the national constitution, stands in certain specified relations with the national government, and are invested, as commonwealth, with full power in their several spheres over all matters not expressly inhibited

  14. State(noun)

    highest and stationary condition, as that of maturity between growth and decline, or as that of crisis between the increase and the abating of a disease; height; acme

  15. State(adj)

    stately

  16. State(adj)

    belonging to the state, or body politic; public

  17. State(verb)

    to set; to settle; to establish

  18. State(verb)

    to express the particulars of; to set down in detail or in gross; to represent fully in words; to narrate; to recite; as, to state the facts of a case, one's opinion, etc

  19. State(noun)

    a statement; also, a document containing a statement

Freebase

  1. State

    A state is an organized community living under a unified political system, the government. States may be sovereign. The denomination state is also employed to federated states that are members of a federal union, which is the sovereign state. Some states are subject to external sovereignty or hegemony where ultimate sovereignty lies in another state. The state can also be used to refer to the secular branches of government within a state, often as a manner of contrasting them with churches and civilian institutions.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. State

    stāt, n. position: condition: situation: circumstances at any time: the whole body of people under one government: the public: the civil power: estate, one of the orders or classes of men forming the body politic (as nobles, clergy, commonalty): a body of men united by profession: rank, quality: pomp: dignity: style of living: stability, continuance: (pl.) the bodies constituting the legislature of a country: (obs.) a seat of dignity: a stage, condition, as of an etched or engraved plate at one particular stage of its progress.—adj. belonging to the state: public: royal: ceremonial: pompous: magnificent.—v.t. to set forth: to express the details of: to set down fully and formally: to narrate: to set in order: to settle.—adj. Stāt′able, capable of being stated.&mdasmdash;ns. State′-craft, the art of managing state affairs; State′-crim′inal, one who commits an offence against the state, as treason.—adj. Stāt′ed, settled: established: fixed: regular.—adv. Stāt′edly.—ns. State′-house, the building in which the legislature of a state holds its sittings; Stāte′liness.—adj. Stāte′ly, showing state or dignity: majestic: grand.—adv. majestically: (Milt.) loftily.—ns. Stāte′ment, the act of stating: that which is stated: a narrative or recital; State′-pā′per, an official paper or document relating to affairs of state; State′-pris′on; State′-pris′oner, a prisoner confined for offence against the state; State′-relig′ion, the establishment or endowment by the government of a country of some particular form of religion; State′room, a stately room in a palace or mansion: principal room in the cabin of a ship; States′-gen′eral, the name given to the representative body of the three orders (nobility, clergy, burghers) of the French kingdom; States′man, a man acquainted with the affairs of government: one skilled in government: one employed in public affairs: a politician: one who farms his own estate, a small landholder.—adj. States′man-like, like a statesman.—adv. States′manly, in a manner becoming a statesman.—n. States′manship.—State socialism, a scheme of government which would entrust to the state the carrying on of the great enterprises of private industry; States of the Church, the former temporal possessions of the popes. [O. Fr. estat (Fr. état)—L. status, from stāre, stātum, to stand.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. state

    1. Condition, situation. “What's the state of your latest hack?” “It's winning away.” “The system tried to read and write the disk simultaneously and got into a totally wedged state.” The standard question “What's your state?” means “What are you doing?” or “What are you about to do?” Typical answers are “about to gronk out”, or “hungry”. Another standard question is “What's the state of the world?”, meaning “What's new?” or “What's going on?”. The more terse and humorous way of asking these questions would be “State-p?”. Another way of phrasing the first question under sense 1 would be “state-p latest hack?”. 2. Information being maintained in non-permanent memory (electronic or human).

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'state' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #218

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'state' in Written Corpus Frequency: #762

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'state' in Nouns Frequency: #34

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'state' in Verbs Frequency: #224

Anagrams for state »

  1. testa

  2. teats

  3. taste

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of state in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of state in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joseph Goebbels:

    If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and
    or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.

  2. Michael Czin:

    For a decade, the DNC has invested in all of our state parties year in, and year out, including those in the South, whether it's working with state parties to build our voter file, investing in our State Party Partnership which funds staff on the ground, or our voter expansion and protection programs, the DNC is there to support state parties across the South. We have a lot of work to do, but we are proud of our investments in southern states over the last decade.

  3. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    In coming weeks, the powers are liable to reach a framework agreement with Iran, an agreement liable to leave Iran as a nuclear threshold state, something that would chiefly imperil the existence of the State of Israel, as prime minister of Israel, I am obligated to make every effort to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weaponry that will be aimed at the State of Israel. This effort is global and I will go anywhere I am invited to make the State of Israel's case and defend its future and existence.

  4. Robert Menendez:

    Whenever I pursued [ the subject ], either in individual conversation or in questions before the full committee, no one alluded that there were any conversations going on with the Castro regime, one would begin to wonder to what degree State Department was engaged in all this. Certainly, as someone who is going to continue to have a leadership role on the committee on Senate Foreign Relations, it's going to create a doubt in my mind when State Department witnesses come before the committee. Are State Department witnesses either telling us the entire truth, or are State Department witnesses just shunned out of the process by White House ? Either way, it's going to create some real concerns( over) the veracity of what we're hearing in testimony, as we move forward.

  5. Alexander Hamilton:

    Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has been and ever will be pursued until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit. In a society under the forms of which the stronger faction can readily unite and oppress the weaker, anarchy may as truly be said to reign as in a state of nature, where the weaker individual is not secured against the violence of the stronger and as, in the latter state, even the individuals are prompted, by the uncertainty of their condition, to submit to a government which may protect the weak as well as themselves so, in the former state, will the more powerful factions or parties be gradually induced, by a like motive to wish for a government which will protect all parties, the weaker as well as the more powerful.

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