Definitions for upstateˈʌpˈsteɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the part of a state that is farther north or farther from the chief city, esp. the northerly part of New York State.
(adj.)of or coming from such an area.
(adv.)in, to, or toward an upstate area.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of upstate:
in or toward the northern parts of a state
"he lives upstate New York"
to, or from the northern section of a state
He drove upstate to visit his mother.
of the northern section of a state
They went hunting in upstate New York.