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1. state [ n ] the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state
Examples: "the state has lowered its income tax"

Used in print:

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

Robert_Snodgrass , state GOP chairman , said a meeting held Tuesday night in Blue_Ridge brought enthusiastic responses from the audience .

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

It permits the state to take_over bank_accounts , stocks and other personal_property of persons missing for seven years or more .

The bill would increase from $ 5000000 to $ 15000000 the maximum loan the state could make to a local water_project .

State and federal legislation against racial discrimination in employment was called_for yesterday in a report of a `` blue_ribbon '' citizens_committee on the aid to dependent children program .

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

Geneva must remain a sovereign state .

Synonyms state Related Terms government Soviets welfare_state

2. state [ n ] the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
Examples: "his state is in the deep south"

Used in print:

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

`` This is one of the major items in the Fulton_County general assistance program '' , the jury said , but the State_Welfare_Department `` has seen_fit to distribute these funds through the welfare departments of all the counties in the state with the exception of Fulton_County , which receives none of_this money .

State_Party_Chairman_James_W._Dorsey added that enthusiasm was picking_up for a state rally to be held Sept. 8 in Savannah at which newly elected Texas Sen._John_Tower will be the featured speaker .

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

The TEA estimated there would be 182 scholastics to attend the day_school in Dallas_County , saving them from coming to Austin to live in the state deaf school .

State representatives decided Thursday against taking_a_poll on what kind of taxes Texans would prefer to pay .

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

Parson_Weems 's George_Washington became the symbol of honesty and the father image of the uniting States .

Synonyms state province Related Terms administrative_district Bavaria commonwealth Chihuahua Gansu American_state Assam Lower_Saxony Indonesian_Borneo Eritrea hebei Canadian_province Italian_region goa karnataka Bihar Gujarat Orissa friesland Transvaal Soviet_Socialist_Republic Buganda madras kosovo manipur andhra_pradesh Australian_state abkhaz adzhar Tyrol Yunnan eparchy guangdong hunan sinkiang inner_mongolia uttar_pradesh west_bengal Szechwan free_state cape_colony cape_of_good_hope Chechnya country

3. state [ n ] a politically organized body of people under a single government
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(Harold Rosenberg, "The Trial and Eichmann"...)

The infamous Wansee_Conference called by Heydrich in January 1942 , to organize the material and technical means to put_to_death the eleven million Jews spread throughout the nations of Europe , was attended by representatives of major organs of the German state , including the Reich_Minister_of_the_Interior , the State_Secretary in_charge of the Four_Year_Plan , the Reich_Minister_of_Justice , the Under_Secretary_of_Foreign_Affairs .

Nor did the Trial devote much attention to exposing the usefulness of anti-Semitism to the Nazis , both in building their own power and in destroying that of rival organizations and states .

(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)

That 's a big step toward a modern state .

(Morton A. Kaplan and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach,...)

Essentially this imposed two conditions : First , international_law had to recognize and be compatible with an international political_system in which a number of states were competitive , suspicious , and opportunistic in their political alignments with one another ; second , it had to be compatible with the value_system that they shared .

Thus , theory and doctrine applicable among the great nations and the smaller European states did not really comfortably fit less developed and less powerful societies elsewhere .

Synonyms state country nation commonwealth land body_politic res_publica Related Terms political_unit world_power ally Reich dominion renegade_state sea_power city_state suzerain estate

4. state [ n ] the way something is with respect to its main attributes
Examples: "the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

Used in print:

(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)

The guest list is in itself a little parable of the state of American civic life at this time .

(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)

And now , in March , all Laos suffered a state of siege .

(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)

Does that not suggest to you an uncertain and uneasy , not to say confused , state of the public mind ?

(Jesse W. Grimes and Wesley Allinsmith, "Compuls...)

Apparently academic challenge in the structured setting creates an optimum of stress so_that the child with high anxiety is able to achieve because he is aroused to an energetic state without becoming confused or panicked .

(Harold Searles, "Schizophrenic Communication,"...)

This behavior on her part subsided only after I had come to see the uncomfortably close similarity between , on_the_one_hand , her arranging the ventilation of the common living_room to her own liking , or turning the television off or on without regard_to the wishes of the others , and on_the_other_hand , my own coming stolidly into her room despite her persistent and vociferous objections , bringing my big easy_chair with me , usually shutting the windows of her room which she preferred to keep in a very cold state , and plunking myself down in my chair - in_short , behaving as if I owned her room .

Synonyms state Related Terms condition degree condition action situation being sale office death freedom status integrity maturity nature relationship employment relationship order perfection end dependence grace readiness unemployment conflict motion inaction dead_letter imminence illumination merchantability plurality annulment utilization temporary_state union physiological_state nonbeing damnation immaturity omnipotence omniscience disorder dystopia utopia cognitive_state receivership imperfection ownership hostility turgor tribalism cleavage isomerism conditionality mulltivalency heterozygosity homozygosity kalemia ground_state ornamentation obligation flux motionlessness representation paternity medium skillfulness

5. state [ v ] express an idea, etc. in words
Examples: "He said that he wanted to marry her" "tell me what is bothering you" "state your opinion"

Used in print:

("Editorials"...)

R._H._S._Crossman , M.P. , writing in The_Manchester_Guardian , states that departures from West_Berlin are now running at the rate not of 700 , but of 1700 a week , and applications to leave have risen to 1900 a week .

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

An amazing article in the Manchester_Guardian of last November , entitled `` Fate of Redundant Churches '' , states than an Archbishops ' Commission `` reported last month that in the Church_of_England alone there are 790 churches which are redundant now , or will be in 20 years ' time .

For_example , a writer in a recent number of The_Queen hyperbolically states that `` of the myriad imprecations the only one which the English Catholics really resent is the suggestion that they are ' un English '' ' .

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

Similarly , the American_Cancer_Society ( ACS ) , the Arthritis_and_Rheumatism_Foundation , and the BBB have each stated lately that medical quackery is at a new high .

(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)

The two fluids which gave the small negative pressures were polybutenes with molecular_weights which were stated to be 520 and 300 .

Synonyms say tell state Related Terms express add give answer note declare declare present announce explain get_out play_down preface articulate sum misstate declare say statement narrator affirmation

6. State [ n ] the federal department in the UnitedStates that sets and maintains foreign policies
Examples: "the Department of State was created in 1789"

Synonyms State Department_of_State State_Department dos Related Terms executive_department bureau_of_intelligence_and_research bureau_of_diplomatic_security foreign_service

7. state [ n ] the territory occupied by a nation
Examples: "he returned to the land of his birth" "he visited several European countries"

Synonyms country state land nation Related Terms administrative_district Cuba Soviet_Union Australia fatherland Iceland Philippines European_country Indonesia Turkey kingdom Dominican_Republic Papua_New_Guinea sultanate Comoros Grenada Maldives Haiti African_country Jamaica Barbados Asian_country Trinidad_and_Tobago Samoa Cyprus South_American_country buffer_state Sao_Tome_e_Principe Fiji Dominica east_timor Bahamas Israel Burkina_Faso Turkmenistan Antigua_and_Barbuda North_American_country Vanuatu Malta Mauritius New_Zealand Tuvalu Saint_Christopher-Nevis Saint_Lucia Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines Marshall_Islands Kiribati Seychelles Solomon_Islands Nauru Russia Ukraine Sri_Lanka Tonga Cape_Verde rus banana_republic etruria federated_states_of_micronesia tax_haven palau democratic_republic_of_sao_tome_and_principe department domain midland

8. state [ a ] supported and operated by the government of a state
Examples: "a state university"

Used in print:

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

Just_as the national and state parks place emphasis on features which are of national or state significance , counties should seek_out these features which are distinctive of their area .

Synonyms state state-supported Related Terms public

9. state [ v ] put before
Examples: "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"

Used in print:

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

Any alteration of one of these factors is distortion , although we generally use that word only for effects so pronounced that they can be stated quantitatively on the basis of standard tests .

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

Ordinary politeness may have militated against this opinion being stated so badly but anyone with a wide acquaintance in both groups and who has sat through the many round_tables , workshops or panel_discussions - whatever they are called - on this subject will recognize that the final , boiled_down crux_of_the_matter is education .

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

It is often stated that the largest snakes require five years to attain maturity , but this apparently is an overestimation .

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

With multiple member districts the still fragmentary local party organizations could have operated more effectively and parties might have been encouraged to state their positions more clearly .

(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)

But before discussing it , I should_like to record one vote of thanks to them for the clarity with which they have stated their case .

Synonyms state submit put_forward posit Related Terms propose affirmation

10. state [ n ] (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)
Examples: "the solid state of water is called ice"

Synonyms state state_of_matter Related Terms chemical_phenomenon phase gas liquid plasma solid plasma chemistry liquid solid gaseous

11. state [ v ] indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.
Examples: "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"

Used in print:

(Jesse W. Grimes and Wesley Allinsmith, "Compuls...)

Scores are stated in grade equivalents on a national norm .

Synonyms state express Related Terms denote vote vote

12. state [ n ] (informal) a state of depression or agitation
Examples: "he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him"

Synonyms state Related Terms emotional_state colloquialism

13. state [ a ] in the service of the community or nation
Examples: "state security"

Used in print:

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

Just_as the national and state parks place emphasis on features which are of national or state significance , counties should seek_out these features which are distinctive of their area .

Synonyms state Related Terms public

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