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  Definition of State
  1. the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
  2. the federal department in the UnitedStates that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789"
  3. 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"
  4. the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state; "the state has lowered its income tax"
  5. the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
  6. the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south"
  7. a state of depression or agitation; "he was in such a state you just couldn''t reason with him"
  8. (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"
  9. put before; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
  10. express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
  11. indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"
Similar Words: Department of State, State Department, State, DoS, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic, province, state of matter, submit, put forward, posit, say, tell, express


Hyponyms: skillfulness, cognitive state, state of mind, cleavage, medium, ornamentation, condition, status, conditionality, ground state, situation, state of affairs, relationship, tribalism, utopia, dystopia, wild, natural state, state of nature, isomerism, degree, level, stage, point, office, power, position, being, beingness, existence, nonbeing, death, employment, employ, unemployment, order, disorder, hostility, enmity, antagonism, conflict, illumination, freedom, representation, delegacy, agency, dependence, dependance, dependency, motion, motionlessness, stillness, dead letter, non-issue, action, activity, activeness, inaction, inactivity, inactiveness, temporary state, imminence, imminency, imminentness, impendence, impendency, forthcomingness, readiness, preparedness, preparation, flux, state of flux, physiological state, physiological condition, kalemia, union, unification, maturity, matureness, immaturity, immatureness, grace, saving grace, state of grace, damnation, eternal damnation, omniscience, omnipotence, perfection, flawlessness, ne plus ultra, integrity, unity, wholeness, imperfection, imperfectness, receivership, ownership, obligation, end, destruction, revocation, annulment, merchantability, turgor, homozygosity, heterozygosity, plurality, polyvalence, polyvalency, multivalence, multivalency, paternity, utilization, Dominion, Reich, rogue state, renegade state, rogue nation, suzerain, sea power, world power, major power, great power, superpower, city state, ally, Soviets, welfare state, banana republic, fatherland, homeland, motherland, mother country, country of origin, native land, buffer state, buffer country, kingdom, tax haven, European country, European nation, African country, African nation, Asian country, Asian nation, South American country, South American nation, North American country, North American nation, Antigua and Barbuda, Cape Verde, Republic of Cape Verde, Sri Lanka, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Ceylon, Comoros, Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros, Cuba, Republic of Cuba, Haiti, Republic of Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Cyprus, Republic of Cyprus, Dominica, Commonwealth of Dominica, East Timor, Fiji, Republic of Fiji, Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion, Etruria, Australia, Commonwealth of Australia, Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia, TT, Marshall Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Republic of Kiribati, Nauru, Republic of Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Bahamas, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Bahama Islands, sultanate, Burkina Faso, Upper Volta, Indonesia, Republic of Indonesia, Dutch East Indies, Grenada, Maldives, Republic of Maldives, Malta, Republic of Malta, Mauritius, Republic of Mauritius, New Zealand, Palau, Republic of Palau, Philippines, Republic of the Philippines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Christopher-Nevis, St. Christopher-Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Independent State of Samoa, Western Samoa, Samoa i Sisifo, Sao Tome and Principe, Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, Sao Tome e Principe, Sao Thome e Principe, St. Thomas and Principe, Seychelles, Republic of Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Rus, Soviet Union, Russia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Ukrayina, Turkmenistan, Turkomen, Turkmen, Turkmenia, Tonga, Kingdom of Tonga, Friendly Islands, Turkey, Republic of Turkey, Vanuatu, Republic of Vanuatu, New Hebrides, commonwealth, eparchy, American state, Guangdong, Kwangtung, Guangdong province, Gansu, Kansu, Gansu province, Hebei, Hopei, Hopeh, Hebei province, Hunan, Hunan province, Szechwan, Sichuan, Szechuan, Szechwan province, Yunnan, Yunnan province, Xinjiang, Sinkiang, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, Inner Mongolia, Nei Monggol, Chihuahua, Lower Saxony, Bavaria, Italian region, Kosovo, Canadian province, Australian state, Tyrol, Tirol, Assam, Karnataka, Mysore, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Goa, Gujarat, Gujerat, Tamil Nadu, Madras, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, West Bengal, Indonesian Borneo, Kalimantan, Friesland, Free State, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Cape Province, Cape of Good Hope Province, Cape Colony, Cape of Good Hope, Soviet Socialist Republic, Abkhaz, Abkhazia, Adzhar, Adzharia, Buganda, phase, form, liquid, liquidness, liquidity, solid, solidness, gas, plasma, present, represent, lay out, misstate, answer, reply, respond, precede, preface, premise, introduce, announce, declare, articulate, enunciate, vocalize, vocalise, get out, note, observe, mention, remark, add, append, supply, explain, give, summarize, summarise, sum, sum up, vote


Grouped Verbs: say


Attributes: solid, liquid, gaseous


Member Meronyms: country, land


Derivational Morphology: affirmation, assertion, statement, argument, submission, narrator, storyteller, teller, telling, apprisal, notification, say


Anagrams: tease, taste, seats, tasse, asset, testa


Language Translations:
Catalan: estat   Danish: stat and tilstand  
Dutch: staat   Esperanto: lando and stato and ŝtato  
Finnish: osavaltio and tila and valtio   French: état  
German: Staat and Zustand   Greek: κράτος and κατάσταση  
Hungarian: állam and állapot   Ido: stando and stato  
Italian: stato   Japanese: 状態 and and  
Lithuanian: būsena and valstija and valstybė   Polish: stan  
Russian: государство and состояние and штат   Serbian: drzava and krajina and stanje  
Spanish: estado   Swedish: stat and tillstånd  
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