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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?"


  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)


  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


  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.

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

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