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    state - Dictionary definition and meaning for word state

    Definition
    (noun) the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    Synonyms : province
    Example Sentence
    • his state is in the deep south
    Definition
    (noun) the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    Example Sentence
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state
    Definition
    (noun) the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state
    Example Sentence
    • the state has lowered its income tax
    Definition
    (noun) a politically organized body of people under a single government
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (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)
    Synonyms : state of matter
    Example Sentence
    • the solid state of water is called ice
    Definition
    (noun) a state of depression or agitation
    Example Sentence
    • he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him
    Definition
    (noun) the territory occupied by a nation
    Synonyms : country , land
    Example Sentence
    • he returned to the land of his birth
    • he visited several European countries
    Definition
    (noun) the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies
    Example Sentence
    • the Department of State was created in 1789
    Definition
    (verb) express in words
    Synonyms : say , tell
    Example Sentence
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
    Definition
    (verb) put before
    Synonyms : posit , put forward , submit
    Example Sentence
    • I submit to you that the accused is guilty
    Definition
    (verb) indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.
    Synonyms : express
    Example Sentence
    • Can you express this distance in kilometers?
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