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  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the federal department that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; "Can you express this distance in kilometers?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. put before; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state; "the state has lowered its income tax" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (informal) a state of depression or agitation; "he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. (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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. in the service of the community or nation; "state security" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. the federal department in the UnitedStates that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. a state of depression or agitation; "he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. A person of high rank. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The circumstances or condition of a being or thing at any given time. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. Rank; condition; quality; as, the state of honor. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. Condition of prosperity or grandeur; wealthy or prosperous circumstances; social importance. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. Appearance of grandeur or dignity; pomp. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. A chair with a canopy above it, often standing on a dais; a seat of dignity; also, the canopy itself. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. Estate, possession. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. The principal persons in a government. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. The bodies that constitute the legislature of a country; as, the States-general of Holland. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. A form of government which is not monarchial, as a republic. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. Stately. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. Belonging to the state, or body politic; public. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. To set; to settle; to establish. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. A statement; also, a document containing a statement. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. Mode or condition of existence; condition as to riches, social standing, etc.; rank; style of living; especially, ceremonious style or formal dignity; as, to receive in state; a body of people united under one government; the civil powers and government of such a community; the territory occupied by it; one of several such communities forming a federation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  35. Pertaining to the body politic; as, state papers; used upon formal or ceremonious occasions. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. To set forth clearly and formally; tell; as, to state the facts. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. Condition, situation, status. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  38. Condition as determined by whatever circumstances; the condition or circumstances of a being or thing at any given time; situation; position; as, the state of one's health, the state of public affairs, the roads are in a wretched state, to be in a state of uncertainty; "Nor laugh with his companions at thy state."-Snak; "The past and present state of things."-Dryden; "The state of the question."-Boyle: rank; condition; quality; royal or gorgeous pomp; appearance of greatness; dignity; grandeur; "She instructed him how he should keep state, yet with a modest sense of his misfortunes."-Barcon: a person of high rank; "She is a duchess, a great state."-Latimer; any body of men constituting a community of a particular character in virtue of certain political privileges, who partake either directly or by representation in the government of their country; an estate; as, the states of the realm in Great Britain are the Lords, spiritual and temporal, and the Commons: a whole people united into one body politic; a civil and self-governing community; a commonwealth-often with the, and signifying the body politic to which the party speaking belongs; "Municipal law is a rule of conduct prescribed by the supreme power in a state."-Blackstone; the power wielded by the government of a country; the civil power, often as contrasted with ecclesiastical; as, the union of church and state: one of the commonwealths or bodies politic which together make up the Federal Republic, which stand in certain specified relations with the central or national government, and as regards internal affairs are more or less independent: a republic, as opposed to a monarchy. Dryden: a seat of dignity; a throne; "This chair shall be my state."-Shak.: a canopy; a covering of dignity; "His high throne, under state of richest texture spread."-Milton: estate; possession; the highest and stationary condition or point, as that of maturity between growth and decline, or as that of crisis between the increase and the abating of a disease. Wiseman: that which is stated or expressed in writing or in words or figures; a statement; a document containing a statement; "He sat down to examine Mr. Owen's states."-Sir W. Scott. When state is used adjectively, or as the first element in a compound, it denotes public, or what belongs to the community or body politic; as, state affairs: state policy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  39. To set; to settle; to establish; to express the particulars of; to set down in detail or in gross; to represent fully in words; to make known specifically; to explain particularly; to narrate; to recite; as, to state an opinion, to state the particulars of a case; "I pretended not fully to state, much less demonstrate, the truth contained in the text."-Atterbury. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  40. Belonging to the State; ceremonial. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  41. Position; condition; circumstances; a body politic; republic; the civil power; pomp; dignity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  42. To set forth; express in words; narrate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  43. To set forth explicitly, as in speech or writing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. Pertaining to the state; for use on occasions of ceremony. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. Mode of existence; condition. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. A commonwealth; nation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. A community forming part of a federal monarchy or republic; especially, one of the United States. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. Civil government. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. Ceremonious style; dignity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. Condition; rank; quality; pomp; dignity; grandeur; a body politic; the whole body of people united under one government; civil community or government; legislative body. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  51. To express the particulars of; to set down in detail or in grosa; to narrate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  52. Circumstances in which a person or thing is placed at any particular time; position; condition; solemn pomp; appearance of greatness; dignity; the whole body of people included under one government; the community; the body politic; the constituents thereof; polity; one of the orders or classes of men existing in a country, as the nobles, the clergy; civil-power, as distinguished from ecclesiastical. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  53. To express the particulars of; to set down fully; to repeat with all the attending circumstances; to set forth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  54. Of or belonging to the state; public. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  55. How something is; itsconfiguration, attributes, condition, or information content.The state of a system is usually temporary (i.e. it changeswith time) and volatile (i.e. it will be lost or reset to someinitial state if the system is switched off).A state may be considered to be a point in some space of allpossible states. A simple example is a light, which is eitheron or off. A complex example is the electrical activation ina human brain while solving a problem.In computing and related fields, states, as in the lightexample, are often modelled as being discrete (rather thancontinuous) and the transition from one state to another isconsidered to be instantaneous. Another (related) property ofa system is the number of possible states it may exhibit.This may be finite or infinite. A common model for a systemwith a finite number of discrete state is a finite statemachine. foldoc_fs
  56. A political body, or body politic; the whole body of people who are united under one government, whatever may be the form of the government; a nation. dictgcide_fs
  57. In the United States, one of the commonwealths, or bodies politic, the people of which make up the body of the nation, and which, under the national constitution, stand in certain specified relations with the national government, and are invested, as commonwealths, with full power in their several spheres over all matters not expressly inhibited. dictgcide_fs
  58. st[=a]t, 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. ST[=A]T'ABLE, capable of being stated.--ns. STATE'-CRAFT, the art of managing state affairs; STATE'-CRIM'INAL, one who commits an offence against the state, as treason.--adj. ST[=A]T'ED, settled: established: fixed: regular.--adv. ST[=A]T'EDLY.--ns. STATE'-HOUSE, the building in which the legislature of a state holds its sittings; ST[=A]TE'LINESS.--adj. ST[=A]TE'LY, showing state or dignity: majestic: grand.--adv. majestically: (Milt.) loftily.--ns. ST[=A]TE'MENT, the act of stating: that which is stated: a narrative or recital; STATE'-P[=A]'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 st[=a]re, st[=a]tum, to stand.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  59. Condition in which a thing is, mode of existence as determined by circumstances, as a precarious s. of health, found him in the same s., in a s. of deep depression, things were in an untidy s., in a bad s. of repair, what a (dirty, untidy) s. you are in!, (colloq.) he was in quite a s. (quite excited or anxious) about it; (often S-) organized political community with government recognized by the people, commonwealth, nation; such community forming part of federal republic, esp. the United Ss. (of America); (pl.) legislative body in Jersey& Guernsey; civil government, as Church &S.; rank, dignity, as in a style befitting his s.; pomp, as arrived in great s., keep s., maintain one\'s dignity, be difficult of access; (archaic) throne (also chair of s.), dais, canopy over throne; (of dead person) lie in s., be placed on view in public place; free, slave, S. (United States), S. in which slavery did not, did, exist; Southern Ss. (in southern part of United States); Ss. of the Church, Papal Ss., former temporal dominions of Pope chiefly in central Italy; Ss. General, legislative bodies of (1) the Netherlands (2) France before 1879; statecraft, art of conducting affairs of S. (Adj.) of, for, concerned with, the S., as s. criminal, political offender, s. documents, service, s.prisoner, person under arrest for felony, also political prisoner, s. trial, prosecution by S. esp. for political offence; S. rights (United States), right& powers not delegated to United States but reserved to individual Ss.; S. socialism, socialist, policy, advocate, of S. control of manufactures, railways, &c. for the benefit of the masses; reserved for, done on, occasions of ceremony, as s. apartments, carriage, s. call (colloq.), formal visit; s. room, room so reserved, also, private sleeping-apartment on steamer. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  60. Express, esp. fully or clearly, in speech or writing, as have stated my opinion, must s. full particulars, this condition was expressly stated, no precise time was stated, did not s. why, states that arrangements are complete; fix, specify, (date &c.), as at stated intervals, whence statedly adv.; (Alg.) express the conditions of (problem, relation, &c.) in symbols. Hence statable a. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  61. n. [Latin] Circumstances or condition of a being or thing at any given time ; modified form or condition; temporary aspect of affairs ;-crisis high or difficult position :-rank ; quality ;-wealthy or prosperous cir­citinstanown-any body of men constituting a community;-the bodies that constitute the legislature of a country ;-a body politic; the whole body g people united under one government ; - appearance of greatness; pomp; dignity ; grandeur:-a chair or seat of honour;-also, used adjectively in the sense of public or governmental. Cabinet Dictionary

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