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Definitions of state

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To set forth; express in words; narrate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To set forth explicitly, as in speech or writing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. the federal department that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state; "the state has lowered its income tax" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. (informal) a state of depression or agitation; "he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. a state of depression or agitation; "he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. A person of high rank. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The circumstances or condition of a being or thing at any given time. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. Rank; condition; quality; as, the state of honor. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. Condition of prosperity or grandeur; wealthy or prosperous circumstances; social importance. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. Appearance of grandeur or dignity; pomp. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. A chair with a canopy above it, often standing on a dais; a seat of dignity; also, the canopy itself. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. Estate, possession. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. 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
  24. The principal persons in a government. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. The bodies that constitute the legislature of a country; as, the States-general of Holland. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. A form of government which is not monarchial, as a republic. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. Stately. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. Belonging to the state, or body politic; public. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. To set; to settle; to establish. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. 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
  34. A statement; also, a document containing a statement. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. Belonging to the State; ceremonial. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. Position; condition; circumstances; a body politic; republic; the civil power; pomp; dignity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. Mode of existence; condition. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. A commonwealth; nation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. 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.
  42. Civil government. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. Ceremonious style; dignity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. in the service of the community or nation; "state security" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  47. 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.
  48. Pertaining to the state; for use on occasions of ceremony. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. Of or belonging to the state; public. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for state

  1. Sleep here to- night, and don't let your young wife see you in that state – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  2. These last words state quite clearly the true principle of what the law ought to be. – The Law and the Poor by Edward Abbott Parry
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