State Definition

Define what is State?

1. province, State (noun)

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

  • his state is in the deep south.
Synonyms: province
Hypernyms

administrative district, administrative division, territorial division noun
a district defined for administrative purposes.

Hyponyms

commonwealth noun
the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico).

eparchy noun
a province in ancient Greece.

American state noun
one of the 50 states of the United States.

Italian region noun
Italy is divided into 20 regions for administrative purposes.

Canadian province noun
Canada is divided into 12 provinces for administrative purposes.

Australian state noun
one of the several states constituting Australia.

Soviet Socialist Republic noun
one of the states that formerly made up the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (1922-1991).

2. say, State, Tell (verb)

express in words.

  • He said that he wanted to marry her.
  • tell me what is bothering you.
  • state your opinion.
  • state your name.
Synonyms: say, Tell
Hypernyms

give tongue to, utter, express, verbalise, verbalize verb
articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise.

Hyponyms

present, lay out, represent verb
bring forward and present to the mind.

misstate verb
state something incorrectly.

answer, reply, respond verb
react verbally.

preface, premise, precede, introduce verb
furnish with a preface or introduction.

announce, declare verb
announce publicly or officially.

enunciate, vocalise, vocalize, articulate verb
express or state clearly.

get out verb
express with difficulty.

declare verb
state emphatically and authoritatively.

declare verb
make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official.

note, remark, mention, observe verb
make mention of.

ADD, append, supply verb
state or say further.

explain verb
define.

give verb
convey or reveal information.

sum, summarise, sum up, summarize verb
be a summary of.

3. State (noun)

the way something is with respect to its main attributes.

  • the current state of knowledge.
  • his state of health.
  • in a weak financial state.
Hypernyms

attribute noun
an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity.

Hyponyms

feeling noun
the experiencing of affective and emotional states.

skillfulness noun
the state of being cognitively skillful.

cleavage noun
the state of being split or cleft.

medium noun
a state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle position.

ornamentation noun
the state of being ornamented.

condition noun
a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing.

condition, status noun
a state at a particular time.

conditionality noun
the state of being conditional.

ground state noun
(physics) the lowest energy state of an atom or other particle.

nationhood noun
the state of being a nation.

situation, state of affairs noun
the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time.

relationship noun
a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection).

relationship noun
a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries.

tribalism noun
the state of living together in tribes.

Utopia noun
ideally perfect state; especially in its social and political and moral aspects.

dystopia noun
state in which the conditions of life are extremely bad as from deprivation or oppression or terror.

natural state, state of nature, wild noun
a wild primitive state untouched by civilization.

isomerism noun
the state of being an isomer; the complex of chemical and physical phenomena characteristic of isomers.

degree, stage, level, point noun
a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process.

office, power noun
(of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power.

status, position noun
the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society.

being, beingness, existence noun
the state or fact of existing.

nonbeing noun
the state of not being.

Death noun
the absence of life or state of being dead.

employ, employment noun
the state of being employed or having a job.

unemployment noun
the state of being unemployed or not having a job.

Order noun
established customary state (especially of society).

disorder noun
a disturbance of the peace or of public order.

antagonism, enmity, hostility noun
a state of deep-seated ill-will.

conflict noun
a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests.

illumination noun
the degree of visibility of your environment.

freedom noun
the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints.

delegacy, agency, representation noun
the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent.

dependence, dependency, dependance noun
the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else.

motion noun
a state of change.

lifelessness, motionlessness, stillness noun
a state of no motion or movement.

dead letter, non-issue noun
the state of something that has outlived its relevance.

activeness, action, activity noun
the state of being active.

inaction, inactiveness, inactivity noun
the state of being inactive.

temporary state noun
a state that continues for a limited time.

forthcomingness, imminence, imminency, imminentness, impendence, impendency noun
the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon.

preparedness, readiness, preparation noun
the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action).

state of flux, flux noun
a state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action.

kalemia noun
the presence of excess potassium in the circulating blood.

enlargement noun
the state of being enlarged.

separation noun
the state of lacking unity.

unification, Union noun
the state of being joined or united or linked.

matureness, maturity noun
state of being mature; full development.

immatureness, immaturity noun
not having reached maturity.

Grace, saving grace, state of grace noun
(Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence.

eternal damnation, damnation noun
the state of being condemned to eternal punishment in Hell.

omniscience noun
the state of being omniscient; having infinite knowledge.

omnipotence noun
the state of being omnipotent; having unlimited power.

flawlessness, ne plus ultra, perfection noun
the state of being without a flaw or defect.

integrity, unity, wholeness noun
an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting.

imperfection, imperfectness noun
the state or an instance of being imperfect.

receivership noun
the state of property that is in the hands of a receiver.

ownership noun
the state or fact of being an owner.

obligation noun
the state of being obligated to do or pay something.

destruction, end, Death noun
a final state.

annulment, revocation noun
the state of being cancelled or annulled.

merchantability noun
the state of being fit for market; ready to be bought or sold.

turgor noun
(biology) the normal rigid state of fullness of a cell or blood vessel or capillary resulting from pressure of the contents against the wall or membrane.

homozygosity noun
the state of being homozygous; having two identical alleles of the same gene.

heterozygosity noun
the state of being heterozygous; having two different alleles of the same gene.

neotony noun
the state resulting when juvenile characteristics are retained by the adults of a species.

plurality noun
the state of being plural.

polyvalence, polyvalency noun
(toxicology) the state of being capable of counteracting more than one toxin or antigen or kind of microorganism.

multivalence, multivalency, polyvalence, polyvalency noun
(chemistry) the state of having a valence greater than two.

paternity noun
the state of being a father.

utilization noun
the state of having been made use of.

4. put forward, posit, State, submit (verb)

put before.

  • I submit to you that the accused is guilty.
Hypernyms

propose, suggest, advise verb
make a proposal, declare a plan for something.

5. State, express (verb)

indicate through a symbol, formula, etc..

  • Can you express this distance in kilometers?.
Synonyms: express
Hypernyms

denote, refer verb
have as a meaning.

Hyponyms

vote verb
express a choice or opinion.

vote verb
express one's choice or preference by vote.

6. State (noun)

the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state.

  • the state has lowered its income tax.
Hypernyms

authorities, government, regime noun
the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit.

Hyponyms

Soviets noun
the government of the Soviet Union.

welfare state noun
a government that undertakes responsibility for the welfare of its citizens through programs in public health and public housing and pensions and unemployment compensation etc..

7. body politic, country, Nation, res publica, commonwealth, State, Land (noun)

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.
Hypernyms

political entity, political unit noun
a unit with political responsibilities.

Hyponyms

commonwealth country noun
any of the countries in the British Commonwealth.

developing country noun
a country that is poor and whose citizens are mostly agricultural workers but that wants to become more advanced socially and economically.

Dominion noun
one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth.

foreign country noun
any state of which one is not a citizen.

Reich noun
the German state.

renegade state, rogue nation, rogue state noun
a state that does not respect other states in its international actions.

suzerain noun
a state exercising a degree of dominion over a dependent state especially in its foreign affairs.

sea power noun
a nation that possesses formidable naval strength.

great power, major power, superpower, world power, power noun
a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world.

city-state, city state noun
a state consisting of a sovereign city.

ally noun
a friendly nation.

8. state of matter, State (noun)

(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.
Synonyms: state of matter
Hypernyms

chemical phenomenon noun
any natural phenomenon involving chemistry (as changes to atoms or molecules).

Hyponyms

phase, form noun
(physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary.

liquid state, liquidity, liquidness, liquid noun
the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility.

solid state, solidness, solid noun
the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape.

gas, gaseous state noun
the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container.

plasma noun
(physical chemistry) a fourth state of matter distinct from solid or liquid or gas and present in stars and fusion reactors; a gas becomes a plasma when it is heated until the atoms lose all their electrons, leaving a highly electrified collection of nuclei and free electrons.

9. State (noun)

a state of depression or agitation.

  • he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him.
Hypernyms

emotional state, spirit noun
the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection).

10. country, Land, State (noun)

the territory occupied by a nation.

  • he returned to the land of his birth.
  • he visited several European countries.
Synonyms: country, Land
Hypernyms

administrative district, administrative division, territorial division noun
a district defined for administrative purposes.

Hyponyms

banana republic noun
a small country (especially in Central America) that is politically unstable and whose economy is dominated by foreign companies and depends on one export (such as bananas).

country of origin, fatherland, homeland, mother country, motherland, native land noun
the country where you were born.

buffer country, buffer state noun
a small neutral state between two rival powers.

kingdom noun
a country with a king as head of state.

tax haven noun
a country or independent region where taxes are low.

European country, European nation noun
any one of the countries occupying the European continent.

African country, African nation noun
any one of the countries occupying the African continent.

Asian country, Asian nation noun
any one of the nations occupying the Asian continent.

South American country, South American nation noun
any one of the countries occupying the South American continent.

North American country, North American nation noun
any country on the North American continent.

sultanate noun
country or territory ruled by a sultan.

11. Department of State, DOS, State Department, United States Department of State, State (noun)

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

  • the Department of State was created in 1789.
Hypernyms

executive department noun
a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States.

Hyponyms

Foggy Bottom noun
United States Department of State, which is housed in a building in a low-lying area of Washington near the Potomac River.

Nearby Terms

state attorney (noun)
a prosecuting attorney for a state

state bank (noun)
a bank chartered by a state rather than by the federal government

state boundary (noun)
the boundary between two states

state capital (noun)
the capital city of a political subdivision of a country

state capitalism (noun)
an economic system that is primarily capitalistic but there is some degree of government ownership of the means of production

state change (noun)
a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition

State Department (noun)
the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies

state government (noun)
the government of a state in the United States

state highway (noun)
a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic

state line (noun)
the boundary between two states

state of affairs (noun)
the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

State of Bahrain (noun)
an island country in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Saudi Arabia; oil revenues funded progressive programs until reserves were exhausted in 1970s

State of Eritrea (noun)
an African country to the north of Ethiopia on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Ethiopia in 1993

state of flux (noun)
a state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action

state of grace (noun)
(Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence