What does state mean?

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. state, provincenoun

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

    "his state is in the deep south"

  2. statenoun

    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. statenoun

    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 politicnoun

    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, statenoun

    (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. statenoun

    a state of depression or agitation

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

  7. country, state, landnoun

    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, DoSverb

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

    "the Department of State was created in 1789"

  9. state, say, tellverb

    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, positverb

    put before

    "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"

  11. express, stateverb

    indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.

    "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"

Wiktionary

  1. statenoun

    Any sovereign polity. A government.

    Etymology: From status, from stare.

  2. statenoun

    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. statenoun

    A condition.

    Etymology: From status, from stare.

  4. statenoun

    Pomp, ceremony, or dignity.

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

    Etymology: From status, from stare.

  5. statenoun

    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. statenoun

    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. statenoun

    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. statenoun

    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. statenoun

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

    Etymology: From status, from stare.

  10. stateverb

    To declare to be a fact.

    He stated that he was willing to help.

    Etymology: From status, from stare.

  11. stateverb

    To make known.

    State your intentions.

    Etymology: From status, from stare.

  12. statenoun

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

    Etymology: From status, from stare.

  13. statenoun

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

    Etymology: From status, from stare.

  14. Statenoun

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

    Etymology: From status, from stare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Statenoun

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

  2. Statenoun

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

  3. Statenoun

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

  4. Statenoun

    appearance of grandeur or dignity; pomp

  5. Statenoun

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

  6. Statenoun

    estate, possession

  7. Statenoun

    a person of high rank

  8. Statenoun

    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. Statenoun

    the principal persons in a government

  10. Statenoun

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

  11. Statenoun

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

  12. Statenoun

    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. Statenoun

    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. Statenoun

    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. Stateadjective

    stately

  16. Stateadjective

    belonging to the state, or body politic; public

  17. Stateverb

    to set; to settle; to establish

  18. Stateverb

    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. Statenoun

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. state

    A country

    The state is responsible to ensure income is shared equally

    Submitted by MaryC on May 22, 2021  

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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. Theresa May:

    All who have been identified as declared intelligence officers: they have just one week to leave, this will be the single biggest expulsion for over 30 years and it will reflect the fact that this is not the first time the Russian state has acted against our country.

  2. Rudy Giuliani:

    I never talked to a Ukrainian official until State Department called me and asked me to do State Department.

  3. Greg Abbott:

    We have obtained enough fentanyl coming across the border to kill every single person in the state of New York.

  4. Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore:

    We're sending a message to the other people in the Middle East who have been traditionally our allies and are telling them that in 15 years, at the very least, that Iraq's (sic) going to be a legitimate nuclear state.

  5. Patrick Leahy:

    If their (ABC's) information is accurate, the burden is on the Iraqi Government to punish those involved and on the Departments of State and Defense to insist that they do so and to offer support in investigating and punishing those involved as the law calls for, otherwise the Iraqi units involved should be deemed ineligible for U.S. aid.

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