1. province, State (noun)
the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation.
the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico).
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.
state something incorrectly.
get out verb
express with difficulty.
state emphatically and authoritatively.
make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official.
convey or reveal information.
3. State (noun)
the way something is with respect to its main attributes.
an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity.
the experiencing of affective and emotional states.
the state of being cognitively skillful.
the state of being split or cleft.
a state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle position.
the state of being ornamented.
a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing.
the state of being conditional.
ground state noun
(physics) the lowest energy state of an atom or other particle.
the state of being a nation.
a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection).
a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries.
the state of living together in tribes.
ideally perfect state; especially in its social and political and moral aspects.
state in which the conditions of life are extremely bad as from deprivation or oppression or terror.
the state of being an isomer; the complex of chemical and physical phenomena characteristic of isomers.
the state of not being.
the absence of life or state of being dead.
the state of being unemployed or not having a job.
established customary state (especially of society).
a disturbance of the peace or of public order.
a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests.
the degree of visibility of your environment.
the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints.
a state of change.
temporary state noun
a state that continues for a limited time.
the presence of excess potassium in the circulating blood.
the state of being enlarged.
the state of lacking unity.
the state of being omniscient; having infinite knowledge.
the state of being omnipotent; having unlimited power.
the state of property that is in the hands of a receiver.
the state or fact of being an owner.
the state of being obligated to do or pay something.
the state of being fit for market; ready to be bought or sold.
(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.
the state of being homozygous; having two identical alleles of the same gene.
the state of being heterozygous; having two different alleles of the same gene.
the state resulting when juvenile characteristics are retained by the adults of a species.
the state of being plural.
the state of being a father.
the state of having been made use of.
4. put forward, posit, State, submit (verb)
5. State, express (verb)
indicate through a symbol, formula, etc..
6. State (noun)
the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state.
7. body politic, country, Nation, res publica, commonwealth, State, Land (noun)
a politically organized body of people under a single government.
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.
one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth.
foreign country noun
any state of which one is not a citizen.
the German state.
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.
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).
chemical phenomenon noun
any natural phenomenon involving chemistry (as changes to atoms or molecules).
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.
(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.
10. country, Land, State (noun)
the territory occupied by a nation.
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).
a country with a king as head of state.
tax haven noun
a country or independent region where taxes are low.
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.
executive department noun
a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States.
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.
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