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.

    Etymology: From status, from stare.

  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.

    Etymology: From status, from stare.

  3. state(Noun)

    A condition.

    Etymology: From status, from stare.

  4. state(Noun)

    Pomp, ceremony, or dignity.

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

    Etymology: From status, from stare.

  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.

    Etymology: From status, from stare.

  6. state(Noun)

    The set of all parameters relevant to a computation.

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

    Etymology: From status, from stare.

  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.

    Etymology: From status, from stare.

  8. state(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From status, from stare.

  9. state(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From status, from stare.

  10. state(Verb)

    To declare to be a fact.

    He stated that he was willing to help.

    Etymology: From status, from stare.

  11. state(Verb)

    To make known.

    State your intentions.

    Etymology: From status, from stare.

  12. state(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From status, from stare.

  13. state(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From status, from stare.

  14. State(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: 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).

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. state

    In the British service, is a statement of the number of officers and men of any body of troops, distinguishing those present, those employed, absent, or sick, and the different ranks under separate headings.

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

How to pronounce State?

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How to say State in sign language?

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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

Examples of State in a Sentence

  1. Mike DuHaime:

    An essential part of Gov. Christie's appeal is his ability to bring new people into the political process, whether they be donors or activists. He has proven this ability time and again in the past, winning handily in a blue state. If he decides to run, it is clear he will have the resources to run an aggressive, winning race.

  2. Oliver Weisberg:

    We're very excited to once again host this legendary night of music, and are especially proud of the impact it will have on our Brooklyn community through the creation of local jobs, we deeply appreciate the support and advice of state and local government officials, as well as our internal management and team of medical experts, all of whom have been working hard to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved, and we will continue to closely follow their guidance throughout every step of the planning process with our partners at ViacomCBS.

  3. United States:

    We are doing the same across the state and in other counties as well to ultimately help guide a deeper understanding of when this pandemic really started to impact Californians directly.

  4. Renee Ellmers:

    Donald Bryson, North Carolina state director for Americans for Prosperity, told FoxNews.com. Renee Ellmers support for a number of spending bills and subsidies have provoked conservative ire. Renee Ellmers also faces opposition from pro-life groups unhappy at Renee Ellmers after Renee Ellmers temporarily halted and forced changes last year to a House bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks Renee Ellmers said last week Renee Ellmers was not going to be controlled by special interest groups. I absolutely refuse to feel the pressure they put on other members to vote the way they want them to vote. I don't care about the scorecards that they keep.

  5. Alex Parsons:

    From the Dollywood foundation that has provided books and scholarships to millions of American children, to the millions of dollars she has donated to dozens of organizations such as the Red Cross and COVID-19 research centers, Dolly Parton has given more to this country and this state than those confederate officers could ever have hoped to take away.

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