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state at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


state at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

12c., from L. status "manner of standing, position, condition," from stare "to stand." Some senses in M.E. are from O.Fr. estat, from the L. word. The sense of "government of a nation" is from c.1300, from L. phrases such as status rei public?i "condition of the republic." The sense of a government united under a federal authority (as in the United States of America) is from 1774. The verb "to set in a position" is c.1590, from the noun; and the sense of "declare in words" is first attested 1647, from the notion of "placing" something on the record. Statesman is from 1592; stately "noble, splendid," is c.1386, abbreviated from a notion of "high status." A stateroom (1660) was originally the captain's cabin. Stateside is World War II U.S. military slang. Adj. phrase state of the art is attested from 1967, earlier status of the art (1889). ///

state at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n ----------//
1 condition:
2 government:
3 country:
4 part of a country:
5 the States:
6 be in a state/get into a state:
7 official ceremony:
8 state of affairs:
9 the state of play:
10 lie in state: ----------// [Date: 1100-1200; Language: Old French; Origin: estat, from Latin status, from the past participle of stare 'to stand']//
1 CONDITION: [C] the physical or mental condition that someone or something is in// state of// --There are fears for the state of the country's economy.// in a bad/terrible etc state // --When we bought the house, it was in a terrible state.// sb's mental/physical/emotional state // --Frankly, I wouldn't trust his emotional state right now.// --She was in an extremely confused state of mind .// in no fit state to do sth (=should not do something because you are not in a suitable condition) // --David's in no fit state to drive.// --She can't go home now. Look at the state of her!// be in a good/bad state of repair (=be in good condition and not need repairing, or be in bad condition) // --The boat was in a good state of repair.// --The country was in a state of war (=officially fighting a war) .// --Water exists in three states: liquid, gaseous, and solid.// state of emergency//
2 GOVERNMENT: [singular, U] also the State// especially BrE the government or political organization of a country// --The state has allocated special funds for the emergency.// state employees/property/regulations etc especially BrE // --limits on salary increases for state workers// state-owned/state-funded/state-subsidized etc (=owned, paid for etc by the government) // --a state-funded community housing project// matters/affairs of state (=the business of the government) // democratic/one-party/totalitarian etc state (=with that type of government) // police state, welfare state//
3 COUNTRY: [C] a country considered as a political organization// --a NATO member state (=a country belonging to NATO) //
4 PART OF A COUNTRY: [C] also State BrE one of the areas with limited law-making powers that together make up a country controlled by a central government such as the US and Australia// province, county, region// --Queensland is one of the states of Australia.// --the state of Iowa// state employees/property/regulations etc // --the state government// --state and federal taxes//
5 the States: spoken a word meaning the US, used especially by someone when they are outside the US// --Which part of the States would you suggest I visit?//
6 be in a state/get into a state: BrE spoken to be or become very nervous, anxious, or excited// --Mum and Dad were in a right state when I got in.//
7 OFFICIAL CEREMONY: [U] the official ceremonies and events connected with government or rulers// --the Queen's first state visit here in seventeen years// --music for state occasions (=special public events) //
8 state of affairs: formal a situation// unsatisfactory/sad/sorry state etc of affairs // --I must say this is a very unsatisfactory state of affairs.//
9 the state of play: especially BrE // a) the position reached in an activity or process that has not finished yet// --What is the state of play in the current negotiations?// b) the score in a sports game//
10 lie in state: if the body of an important person who has just died lies in state, it is put in a public place so that people can go and show their respect//
state 2 W3S3 v [T]
1 to formally say or write a piece of information or your opinion: --Please state your name and address.// --Rembert again stated his intention to resign from Parliament.// --The government needs to clearly state its policy on UN intervention.// state (that)// --The witness stated that he had not seen the woman before.// --Fine, but aren't you just stating the obvious here?//
2 if a document, newspaper, ticket etc states information, it contains the information written clearly: --The price of the tickets is stated on the back.//

state at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

n. 1. Condition, situation. "What's the state of your latest hack?" "It's winning away." "The system tried to read and write the disk simultaneously and got into a totally wedged state." The standard question "What's your state?" means "What are you doing?" or "What are you about to do?" Typical answers are "about to gronk out", or "hungry". Another standard question is "What's the state of the world?", meaning "What's new?" or "What's going on?". The more terse and humorous way of asking these questions would be "State-p?". Another way of phrasing the first question under sense 1 would be "state-p latest hack?". 2. Information being maintained in non-permanent memory (electronic or human). From Jargon Dictionary

state at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Political organization of society, or the body politic, or, more narrowly, the institutions of government. The state is distinguished from other social groups by its purpose (establishment of order and security), methods (its laws and their enforcement), territory (its area of jurisdiction), and sovereignty. In some countries (e.g., the U.S.), the term also refers to nonsovereign political units subject to the authority of the larger state, or federal union.

state at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

311 Moby Thesaurus words for "state":
Babylonian splendor, Everyman, John Doe, Kreis, Public, affirm,
air, allege, ally, announce, annunciate, archbishopric,
archdiocese, archduchy, archdukedom, argue, arrondissement,
articulate, assert, assever, asseverate, assign, attitude, aver,
avouch, avow, bailiwick, bishopric, body politic, borough,
brilliance, bring out, buffer state, canton, capacity,
captive nation, ceremonial, character, chieftaincy, chieftainry,
chime in, circumstance, circumstances, citizenry, city, city-state,
civic, civil, claim, colony, come out with, common, common man,
commonweal, commonwealth, communal, commune, community,
community at large, conceive, condition, conditions, confess,
confirm, congressional district, constablewick, constitution,
contend, cosmopolitan, couch, couch in terms, count, country,
county, declare, declare roundly, delineate, deliver, denominate,
departement, describe, designate, determine, dignified, diocese,
district, domain, dominion, duchy, dukedom, earldom, elaborateness,
electoral district, electorate, elegance, elucidate,
embody in words, empery, empire, enunciate, estate, everybody,
everyman, everyone, everywoman, explain, expound, express,
express the belief, federal, fix, folk, folks, footing, form,
formal, formality, formularize, formulate, frame, free city,
general, general public, gentry, give, give expression to,
give notice, give words to, glory, gorgeousness, government,
governmental, grand duchy, grandeur, grandiosity, grandness,
hamlet, have, heraldry, hold, hundred, imperial, imposingness,
impressiveness, indicate, insist, international, interpret,
issue a manifesto, issue a statement, kingdom, land, lavishness,
lay down, luxuriousness, luxury, magistracy, magnificence,
maintain, majestic, majesty, make a statement,
make an announcement, mandant, mandate, mandated territory,
mandatee, mandatory, manifesto, mark, men, mention, metropolis,
metropolitan area, mode, name, narrate, nation, national,
nationality, nobility, nuncupate, oblast, official, okrug,
paragraph, parish, people, people in general, persons, phase,
phrase, pick out, pin down, plushness, point out, polis, polity,
pomp, populace, population, poshness, position, possession,
posture, power, precinct, predicate, present, pride, principality,
principate, proclaim, profess, pronounce, protectorate, protest,
proudness, province, public, publish a manifesto,
puppet government, puppet regime, put, put in words, put it, quote,
realm, recite, regal, region, rehearse, relate, report, republic,
resplendence, rhetorize, riding, ritziness, royal, satellite, say,
select, seneschalty, set, set down, set forth, set out, settlement,
shape, sheriffalty, sheriffwick, shire, shrievalty, signify,
situation, social, societal, society, soke, solemn, solemnity,
sovereign nation, speak, speak out, speak up, specialize, specify,
splendidness, splendiferousness, splendor, stage, stake, stand,
stand for, stand on, state of affairs, state of being, stateliness,
stately, stature, status, stipulate, structure, style, submit,
sultanate, sumptuousness, superpower, supranational, swear, tell,
territory, testify, throw out, toparchia, toparchy, town, township,
utter, vent, ventilate, village, voice, vow, wapentake, ward,
warrant, word, world, you and me

state at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (State): state, condition, category, lot, mood, plight, temper, aspect, appearance, dilemma, pass, predicament, constitution, frame, fabric, stamp, set, fit, mold , mould , mode, modality, form, shape, tone, tenor, turn, trim, guise, fashion, light, complexion, style, character.

[V] (State): be in a state, possess a state, enjoy a state, be on a footing, do, fare, come to pass.

[N] (Affirmation): affirmation, statement, allegation, assertion, declaration, word, confirmation, oath, affidavit, deposition, assurance, protest, protestation, profession, acknowledgment, assent, pledge, pronouncement, declaration, remark.

[V] (Affirmation): assert, make an assertion, have one's say, say, affirm, declare, state, protest, profess, put forth, advance, allege, propose, enunciate, broach, set forth, maintain, contend, pretend, depose, aver, avow, swear, pledge.

[N] (Description): description, account, statement, report, expose, narration, recital, relation

[V] (Description): describe, set forth, state, picture, portray, represent, characterize, narrate, relate, recite, recount, sum up, recapitulate, tell, give an account of.

[N] (a): government, legal authority, sovereign, authority, master, direction, nation, state, country, nation-state, dominion, republic, empire, union, kingdom, principality.

[N] (a): state, shire, province, county, canton, territory, duchy, archduchy,

[N] (a): government, legal authority, sovereign, authority, master, direction, nation, state, country, nation-state, dominion, republic, empire, union, kingdom, principality.

[N] (a): state, shire, province, county, canton, territory, duchy, archduchy, commonwealth, region.

state at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, adjective, verb
condition of sb / sth
1 [C] the mental, emotional or physical condition that a person or thing is in:
a confused state of mind * He was in a state of permanent depression. * A report condemned the state of prisoners' cells. * anxieties about the state of the country's economy * The building is in a bad state of repair (= needs to be repaired). * She was in a state of shock. * (BrE, informal) Look at the state of you! You can't go out looking like that. * You're not in a fit state to drive. -> CONDITION
2 (also State) [C] a country considered as an organized political community controlled by one government:
the Baltic States * the State of Israel * European Union member states
part of country
3 (also State) [C] (abbreviation St.) an organized political community forming part of a country:
the states of Victoria and Western Australia * the southern States of the US
4 (also the State) [U, sing.] the government of a country:
matters / affairs of state * people who are financially dependent on the state * a state-owned company * They wish to limit the power of the State.
official ceremony
5 [U] the formal ceremonies connected with high levels of government or with kings and queens:
The president was driven in state through the streets.
the us
6 (the States) [pl.] (informal) the United States of America:
I've never been to the States.
be in / get into a state (informal, especially BrE)
1 to be/become excited or anxious:
She was in a real state about her exams. * He made a mistake and got into a terrible state about it.
2 to be dirty or untidy:
What a state this place is in!
in a state of grace (in the Roman Catholic Church) having been forgiven by God for the wrong or evil things you have done:
He died in a state of grace.
a state of affairs a situation:
This state of affairs can no longer be ignored.
the state of play
1 the stage that has been reached in a dispute, process, etc. which has not yet been completed:
What is the current state of play in the peace talks?
2 (especially BrE) the score in a sports match, especially in cricket
turn State's evidence (AmE) = turn King's / Queen's evidence at EVIDENCE
more at LIE v., NANNY
adjective (also State) [only before noun]
1 provided or controlled by the government of a country:
state education * families dependent on state benefits (= in Britain, money given by the government to people who are poor) * state secrets (= information that could be harmful to a country if it were discovered by an enemy)
2 connected with the leader of a country attending an official ceremony:
The Queen is on a state visit to Moscow. * the state opening of Parliament * the state apartments / rooms (= used for official ceremonies)
part of country
3 connected with a particular state of a country, especially in the US:
a state prison / hospital / university * state police / troopers * a state holiday / tax
1 to formally write or say sth, especially in a careful and clear way:
[VN] He has already stated his intention to run for election. * The facts are clearly stated in the report. * There is no need to state the obvious (= to say sth that everyone already knows). * [V wh-] State clearly how many tickets you require. * [V that] He stated categorically that he knew nothing about the deal. * [VN that] It was stated that standards at the hospital were dropping. * [VN to inf] The contract was stated to be invalid.
HELP NOTE This pattern is usually used in the passive.
2 [VN] [usually passive] to fix or announce the details of sth, especially on a written document:
This is not one of their stated aims. * You must arrive at the time stated. * Do not exceed the stated dose (= of medicine).

STATE at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

STATE, condition of persons. This word has various acceptations. If we
inquire into its origin, it will be found to come from the Latin status,
which is derived from the verb stare, sto, whence has been made statio,
which signifies the place where a person is located, stat, to fulfill the
obligations which are imposed upon him.
2. State is that quality which belongs to a person in society, and
which secures to, and imposes upon him different rights and duties in
consequence of the difference of that quality.
3. Although all men come from the hands of nature upon an equality, yet
there are among them marked differences. It is from nature that come the
distinctions of the sexes, fathers and children, of age and youth, &c.
4. The civil or municipal laws of each people, have added to these
natural qualities, distinctions which are purely civil and arbitrary,
founded on the manners of the people, or in the will of the legislature.
Such are the differences, which these laws have established between citizens
and aliens, between magistrates and subjects, and between freemen and
slaves; and those which exist in some countries between nobles and
plebeians, which differences are either unknown or contrary to natural law.
5. Although these latter distinctions are more particularly subject to
the civil or municipal law, because to it they owe their origin, it
nevertheless extends its authority over the natural qualities, not to
destroy or to weaken them, but to confirm them and to render them more
inviolable by positive rules and by certain maxims. This union of the civil
or municipal and natural law, form among men a third species of differences
which may be called mixed, because they participate of both, and derive
their principles from nature and the perfection of the law; for example,
infancy or the privileges which belong to it, have their foundation in
natural law; but the age and the term of these prerogatives are determined
by the civil or municipal law.
6. Three sorts of different qualities which form the state or condition
of men may then be distinguished: those which are purely natural, those
purely civil, and those which are composed of the natural and civil or
municipal law. Vide 3 Bl. Com. 396; 1 Toull. n. 170, 171; Civil State.

STATE, government. This word is used in various senses. In its most enlarged
sense, it signifies a self-sufficient body of persons united together in one
community for the defence of their rights, and to do right and justice to
foreigners. In this sense, the state means the whole people united into one
body politic; (q.v.) and the state, and the people of the state, are
equivalent expressions. 1 Pet. Cond. Rep. 37 to 39; 3 Dall. 93; 2 Dall. 425;
2 Wilson's Lect. 120; Dane's Appx. Sec. 50, p. 63 1 Story, Const. Sec. 361.
In a more limited sense, the word `state' expresses merely the positive or
actual organization of the legislative, or judicial powers; thus the actual
government of the state is designated by the name of the state; hence the
expression, the state has passed such a law, or prohibited such an act.
State also means the section of territory occupied by a state, as the state
of Pennsylvania.
2. By the word state is also meant, more particularly, one of the
commonwealths which form the United States of America. The constitution of
the United States makes the following provisions in relation to the states.
3. Art. 1, s. 9, Sec. 5. No tax or duty shall be laid on articles
exported from any state. No preference shall be given by any regulation of
commerce or revenue to the ports of one state over those of another, nor
shall vessels bound to or from one state be obliged to enter, clear, or pay
duties in another.
4.-Sec. 6. No money shall be drawn from the treasury but in consequence
of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of the
receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time
to time.
5.-Sec. 7. No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States,
and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them shall,
without the consent of congress, accept of any present, emolument, office,
or title of any kind whatever, from, any king, prince, or foreign state.
6.-Art. 1, s. 10, Sec. 1. No state shall enter into any treaty,
alliance, or confederation; grant letters of marque and reprisal; coin
money; emit bills of credit; make anything but gold and silver coin a tender
in payments of debts; pass any bill of attainder, ex-post-facto, or law
impairing the obligation of contracts; or grant any title of nobility.
7.-Sec. 2. No state shall, without the consent of congress, lay any
imposts or duties on imports or exports, except what may be absolutely
necessary for executing its inspection laws; and the net produce of all
duties and imposts laid by any state on imports or exports shall be for the
use of the treasury of the United States, and all such laws shall be subject
to the revision and control of congress. No state, shall, without the
consent of congress, lay any duty on tonnage, keep troops or ships of war in
time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another state, or
with a foreign power, or engage in war, unless actually invaded, or in such
imminent danger as will not admit of delay.
8. The district of Columbia and the territorial districts of the United
States, are not states within the meaning of the constitution and of the
judiciary act, so as to enable a citizen thereof to sue a citizen of one of
the states in the federal courts. 2 Cranch, 445; 1 Wheat. 91.
9. The several states composing the United States are sovereign and
independent, in all things not surrendered to the national government by the
constitution, and are considered, on general principles, by each other as
foreign states, yet their mutual relations are rather those of domestic
independence, than of foreign alienation. 7 Cranch, 481; 3 Wheat. 324; 1
Greenl. Ev. Sec. 489, 504. Vide, generally, Mr. Madison's report in the
legislature of Virginia, January, 1800; 1 Story's Com. on Const. Sec. 208; 1
Kent, Com. 189, note b; Grotius, B. 1, c. 1, s. 14; Id. B. 3, c. 3, s. 2;
Burlamaqui, vol. 2, pt. 1, c. 4, s. 9; Vattel, B. 1, c. 1; 1 Toull. n. 202,
note 1 Nation; Cicer. de Repub. 1. 1, s. 25.

State at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

State \State\, n. [OE. stat, OF. estat, F. ['e]tat, fr. L.
status a standing, position, fr. stare, statum, to stand. See
{Stand}, and cf. {Estate}, {Status}.]
1. The circumstances or condition of a being or thing at any
given time.

State is a term nearly synonymous with ``mode,'' but
of a meaning more extensive, and is not exclusively
limited to the mutable and contingent. --Sir W.

Declare the past and present state of things.

Keep the state of the question in your eye. --Boyle.

2. Rank; condition; quality; as, the state of honor.

Thy honor, state, and seat is due to me. --Shak.

3. Condition of prosperity or grandeur; wealthy or prosperous
circumstances; social importance.

She instructed him how he should keep state, and yet
with a modest sense of his misfortunes. --Bacon.

Can this imperious lord forget to reign, Quit all
his state, descend, and serve again? --Pope.

4. Appearance of grandeur or dignity; pomp.

Where least og state there most of love is shown.

5. A chair with a canopy above it, often standing on a dais;
a seat of dignity; also, the canopy itself. [Obs.]

His high throne, . . . under state Of richest
texture spread. --Milton.

When he went to court, he used to kick away the
state, and sit down by his prince cheek by jowl.

6. Estate, possession. [Obs.] --Daniel.

Your state, my lord, again in yours. --Massinger.

7. A person of high rank. [Obs.] --Latimer.

8. 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.

9. The principal persons in a government.

The bold design Pleased highly those infernal
states. --Milton.

10. The bodies that constitute the legislature of a country;
as, the States-general of Holland.

11. A form of government which is not monarchial, as a
republic. [Obs.]

Well monarchies may own religion's name, But states
are atheists in their very fame. --Dryden.

12. 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.

Municipal law is a rule of conduct prescribed by
the supreme power in a state. --Blackstone.

The Puritans in the reign of Mary, driven from
their homes, sought an asylum in Geneva, where they
found a state without a king, and a church without
a bishop. --R. Choate.

13. 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.

Note: The term State, in its technical sense, is used in
distinction from the federal system, i. e., the
government of the United States.

14. 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.

Note: When state is joined with another word, or used
adjectively, it denotes public, or what belongs to the
community or body politic, or to the government; also,
what belongs to the States severally in the American
Union; as, state affairs; state policy; State laws of

{Nascent state}. (Chem.) See under {Nascent}.

{Secretary of state}. See {Secretary}, n., 3.

{State barge}a royal barge, or a barge belonging to a

{State bed}, an elaborately carved or decorated bed.

{State carriage}, a highly decorated carriage for officials
going in state, or taking part in public processions.

{State paper}, an official paper relating to the interests or
government of a state. --Jay.

{State prison}, a public prison or penitentiary; -- called
also {State's prison}.

{State prisoner}, one is confinement, or under arrest, for a
political offense.

{State rights}, or {States' rights}, the rights of the
several independent States, as distinguished from the
rights of the Federal government. It has been a question
as to what rights have been vested in the general
government. [U.S.]

{State's evidence}. See {Probator}, 2, and under {Evidence}.

{State sword}, a sword used on state occasions, being borne
before a sovereign by an attendant of high rank.

{State trial}, a trial of a person for a political offense.

{States of the Church}. See under {Ecclesiastical}.

Syn: {State}, {Situation}, {Condition}.

Usage: State is the generic term, and denotes in general the
mode in which a thing stands or exists. The situation
of a thing is its state in reference to external
objects and influences; its condition is its internal
state, or what it is in itself considered. Our
situation is good or bad as outward things bear
favorably or unfavorably upon us; our condition is
good or bad according to the state we are actually in
as respects our persons, families, property, and other
things which comprise our sources of enjoyment.

I do not, brother, Infer as if I thought my
sister's state Secure without all doubt or
controversy. --Milton.

We hoped to enjoy with ease what, in our
situation, might be called the luxuries of life.

And, O, what man's condition can be worse Than
his whom plenty starves and blessings curse?

State \State\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stated}; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To set; to settle; to establish. [R.]

I myself, though meanest stated, And in court now
almost hated. --Wither.

Who calls the council, states the certain day.

2. 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.

{To state it}. To assume state or dignity. [Obs.] ``Rarely
dressed up, and taught to state it.'' --Beau. & Fl.

State \State\, n.
A statement; also, a document containing a statement. [R.]
--Sir W. Scott.

State \State\, a.
1. Stately. [Obs.] --Spenser.

2. Belonging to the state, or body politic; public.

state at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Argillaceous \Ar`gil*la"ceous\, a. [L. argillaceus, fr.
Of the nature of clay; consisting of, or containing, argil or
clay; clayey.

{Argillaceous sandstone} (Geol.), a sandstone containing much

{Argillaceous iron ore}, the clay ironstone.

{Argillaceous schist} or {state}. See {Argillite}.

Construct \Con"struct\, a.
Formed by, or relating to, construction, interpretation, or

{Construct form} or {state} (Heb. Gram.), that of a noun used
before another which has the genitive relation to it.

state at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:


How something is; its
configuration, attributes, condition, or information content.
The state of a system is usually temporary (i.e. it changes
with time) and volatile (i.e. it will be lost or reset to some
initial state if the system is switched off).

A state may be considered to be a point in some {space} of all
possible states. A simple example is a light, which is either
on or off. A complex example is the electrical activation in
a human brain while solving a problem.

In computing and related fields, states, as in the light
example, are often modelled as being {discrete} (rather than
continuous) and the transition from one state to another is
considered to be instantaneous. Another (related) property of
a system is the number of possible states it may exhibit.
This may be finite or infinite. A common model for a system
with a finite number of discrete state is a {finite state

[{Jargon File}]


state at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign
state; "the state has lowered its income tax"
2: the territory occupied by one of the constituent
administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the
deep south" [syn: {province}]
3: 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" [syn: {nation}, {country}, {land}, {commonwealth},
{res publica}, {body politic}]
4: the way something is with respect to its main attributes;
"the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health";
"in a weak financial state"
5: the federal department in the UnitedStates that sets and
maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was
created in 1789" [syn: {Department of State}, {State
Department}, {DoS}]
6: the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land
of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
[syn: {country}, {land}]
7: a state of depression or agitation; "he was in such a state
you just couldn't reason with him"
8: (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" [syn:
{state of matter}]

v 1: express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her";
"tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion";
"state your name" [syn: {say}, {tell}]
2: put before; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
[syn: {submit}, {put forward}, {posit}]
3: indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; "Can you express
this distance in kilometers?" [syn: {express}]

state at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » State


Inter: wikipedia » State (disambiguation)


From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » status||manner of standing, attitude, position, carriage, manner, dress, apparel; and other senses, from Inter: term » stare||to stand.


* Inter: IPA » /steɪt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /steIt/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-state.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: audio » En-uk-state.ogg|Audio (UK)
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪt


    Inter: wikipedi » a

  • Inter: en-nou » n
  • Any sovereign polity. A government.
    1. 20C, Albert Einstein, as quoted by Virgil Henshaw in Albert Einstein: Philosopher Scientist (1949)
    2. : Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
    3. A political division of a federation retaining a degree of autonomy, for example one of the fifty United States. See also Province.
    4. A condition.
    5. : A state of being.
    6. : A state of emergency.
    7. Pomp, ceremony, or dignity.
    8. : The Presidents body will lie in state at the Capitol.''
    9. Inter: computin » g The stable condition of a processor during a particular clock cycle.
    10. : In the fetch state, the address of the next instruction is placed on the address bus.
    11. Inter: computin » g The set of all parameters relevant to a computation.
    12. : The state here includes a set containing all names seen so far.
    13. Inter: computin » g The values of all parameters at some point in a computation.
    14. : A debugger can show the state of a program at any breakpoint.
    15. Inter: anthropolog » y A society larger than a tribe. A society large enough to form a state in the sense of a government.
    16. Inter: scienc » e The physical property of matter as solid, liquid, gas or plasma
    17. Inter: mathematics » stochastic processes an element of the range of the random variables that define a random process.
    18. Inter: obsolet » e A great person, a dignitary; a lord or prince.
    19. 1644, Inter: w » John Milton, Aeropagitica:
    20. : They who to States and Governours of the Commonwealth direct their Speech ...; I suppose them as at the beginning of no meane endeavour, not a little alter'd and mov'd inwardly in their mindes ....

      Derived terms

      Inter: rel-top3 » Terms derived from state

  • buffer state
  • head of state

  • Inter: rel-mid » 3
    • statehood
    • state of affairs

    Inter: rel-mid » 3
  • state of emergency
  • state secret
  • upstate

  • Inter: rel-botto » m
    Inter: lookfrom » state


    Inter: trans-top » any sovereign polity
    • Arabic: Inter: t+ » ar|دولة|f|tr=dáwla
    • : Egyptian Arabic: Inter: tø » arz|دولة|f|tr=dawla|sc=Arab
    • Armenian: պետություն (petut'yun), Inter: t- » hy|երկիր|tr=erkir
    • Bashkir: Inter: tø » ba|дәүләт|tr=däwlät|sc=Cyrl
    • Bengali: Inter: t+ » bn|রাষ্ট্র|sc=Beng
    • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|stad|m
    • Catalan: estat {{m}}
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|國家|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|国家|tr=guójiā|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|stát|m
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|stat
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|staat|f
    • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|lando, Inter: t- » eo|ŝtato
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|valtio
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|État|m
    • German: Staat {{m}}
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κράτος|n|tr=kratos, Inter: t+ » el|καθεστώς|n|tr=kathestos
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|מדינה|tr=m'diná
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|állam
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|ríki|n
    • Ido: stato
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|stato|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|国|tr=くに, kuni, Inter: t+ » ja|国家|tr=こっか, kokka
    • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|រដ្ឋ|sc=Khmr|tr=roat
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|국가|tr=gukga|sc=Hang (國家)

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|civitas|f
  • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|valsts|f
  • Limburgish: Inter: t+ » li|staot
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|valstybė|f
  • Nahuatl: Inter: t- » nah|tlahtohcāyōtl
  • Norwegian:
  • : Bokmål: Inter: t+ » nb|stat|m
  • : Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|stat|m
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|دولت|tr=dowlat, Inter: t+ » fa|فرمانروایی|tr=farmānravāyi
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|stan|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|Estado|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|stat|n
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|государство|n|tr=gosudárstvo, Inter: t+ » ru|держава|f|tr=deržáva, Inter: t+ » ru|нация|f|tr=nácija
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|stàit|f
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: држава {{f}}
  • : Roman: država {{f}}
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|estado|m
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|nchi
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|stat|c, Inter: t+ » sv|rike|n
  • Tok Pisin: Inter: t- » tpi|kantri
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|devlet
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|держава|f|tr=deržáva|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a political division of a federation retaining a degree of autonomy
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|ولاية|f|tr=wilaaya
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|նահանգ|tr=nahang
    • Inter: trreq » Bengali
    • Catalan: estat {{m}}
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|州|tr=zhōu|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|省份|tr=shěngfèn|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|省|tr=shěng|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|縣|tr=Japanese prefecture|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|县|tr=xiàn|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|stát|m
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|stat
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|staat|f
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|ŝtato
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|osavaltio
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|État|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Staat|m, Inter: t+ » de|Land|n
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|πολιτεία|f|tr=politeía
    • Haitian Creole: Inter: tø » ht|eta
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|מדינה|tr=m'diná
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|प्रदेश|m|tr=pradēś
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|állam
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|ríki|n, Inter: t+ » is|fylki|n
    • Ido: stato
    • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|stato

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|stato|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|州|tr=shū
  • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|រដ្ឋ|sc=Khmr|tr=roat
  • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|civitas|f
  • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|valsts|f
  • Lithuanian: valstija {{f}}
  • Lojban: Inter: t- » jbo|gugypau
  • Norwegian:
  • : Bokmål: Inter: t+ » nb|stat|m, Inter: t+ » nb|delstat|m
  • : Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|stat|m, Inter: t- » nn|delstat|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|estado|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|stat|n
  • Russian: Inter: qualifier » US|India|Australia Inter: t+ » ru|штат|m|tr=štat, Inter: qualifier » Russia|Ukraine|Belarus|Kazakhstan Inter: t+ » ru|область|f|tr=óblast', Inter: qualifier » Germany Inter: t+ » ru|земля|f|tr=zemljá, Inter: qualifier » Canada|China|others Inter: t+ » ru|провинция|f|tr=províncija, Inter: qualifier » Japan Inter: t+ » ru|префектура|f|tr=prefektúra
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|stàit|f
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|krajina|f, Inter: t- » sh|pokrajina|f, Inter: t- » sh|oblast|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|estado|m
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|nchi
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|stat|c, Inter: t+ » sv|delstat|c
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|eyalet, Inter: t+ » tr|il
  • West Frisian: Inter: t- » fy|steat

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a condition
    • Arabic: Inter: t+ » ar|حالة|f|tr=Haala
    • Armenian: վիճակ (vič̣ak)
    • Catalan: estat {{m}}
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|狀態|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|状态|tr=zhuàngtài|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|狀況|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|状况|tr=zhuàngkuàng|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|stav|m
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|tilstand
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|staat|f
    • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|stato
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tila
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|état|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Zustand|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κατάσταση|f|tr=katastasi
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|מצב|tr=matsáv
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|állapot
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|ástand|n
    • Ido: stando
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|stato|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|状態|tr=じょうたい, jōtai
  • Latgalian: Inter: tø » ltg|stāte|f
  • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|status|m
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|stāvoklis|m
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|būsena|f, Inter: t+ » lt|būklė|f
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|tilstand
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|stan
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|estado|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|stare|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|состояние|n|tr=sostojánije, Inter: t+ » ru|положение|n|tr=položénije, Inter: t+ » ru|статус|m|tr=státus
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|cor|m
  • Serbo-Croatian: stanje, sastaj, položaj
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|estado|m
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|hali
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|tillstånd|n
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|durum, Inter: t+ » tr|hal|alt=hâl
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|стан|m|tr=stan|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » uk|становище|n|tr=stanóvyšče|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » computing: the stable condition of a processor during a particular clock cycle
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|estat|m
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|stav|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tila
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Zustand|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κατάσταση|f|tr=katástasi
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|状態|tr=jōtai
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|stare|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|состояние|n|tr=sostojánije

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » computing: the set of all parameters relevant to a computation
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|estat|m
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|stav|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tila
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|állapot
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|stato|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|状態|tr=jōtai, Inter: t- » ja|ステート|tr=sutēto
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|stare|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|состояние|n|tr=sostojánije
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|estado|m
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|hali

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » computing: the values of all parameters at some point in a computation
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|estat|m
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|stav|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tila
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|állapot
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|stato|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|状態|tr=jōtai, Inter: t- » ja|ステート|tr=sutēto
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|stare|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|состояние|n|tr=sostojánije
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|estado|m
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|hali

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » math: an element of the range of random variables
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Zustand|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|מצב|m|tr=matzáv

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » ia: stato

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » pt: estado {{m}}
  • Inter: ttbc » sv: nation {{c}}, land {{n}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * department
    • province
    • pseudostate
    • stateside
    • statesman
    • statesmanship


      Inter: en-verb » states|stating|stated

  • Inter: transitiv » e To declare to be a fact.
    1. : He stated that he was willing to help.
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To make known.
    3. : State your intentions.


      Inter: trans-top » declare to be a fact

  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|declarar
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|表示|tr=biǎoshì|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|聲明|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|声明|tr=shēngmíng|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|規定|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|规定|tr=guīdìng|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|verklaren
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sanoa, Inter: t+ » fi|todeta, Inter: t+ » fi|ilmoittaa
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|déclarer
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|erklären
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|δηλώνω|tr=dilóno
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|הצהיר|tr=hits'hír
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|kijelent, Inter: t+ » hu|megállapít

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|dichiarare
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|述べる|tr=noberu
    • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|eloquor, Inter: t+ » la|dico
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|atestar
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|declara
    • Russian: утверждать (utv'erždát') Inter: imp » f, заявлять (zajavl'át’) Inter: imp » f, заявить (zajavít’) Inter: imp » f
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|izjaviti, Inter: t- » sh|izneti
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|declarar
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|hali
    • Tagalog: Inter: t- » tl|estado

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » make known
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|declarar
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|表示|tr=biǎoshì|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|陳述|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|陈述|tr=chénshù|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|聲明|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|声明|tr=shēngmíng|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|bekendmaken
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ilmoittaa
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|darlegen, Inter: t+ » de|nennen
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|διατυπώνω|tr=diatypóno, Inter: t+ » el|εκθέτω|tr=ekthéto

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|közöl
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|dichiarare, Inter: t+ » it|esporre
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|述べる|tr=noberu
  • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|eloquor, Inter: t+ » la|dico
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|declarar
  • Russian: объявлять (objavl'át’) Inter: imp » f, объявить (objavít’) Inter: imp » f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|declarar
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|hali

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » ar: Inter: Arab » قرر Inter: unicode » (qárara)

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » ko: 말하다 (malhada)
  • Inter: ttbc » pt: declarar
  • Inter: ttbc » sv: förklara

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Related terms

    * estate
    • statistics
    • status


      * Inter: rank » death|works|perhaps|306|state|says|wife|hear

      External links

      * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1


      * taste
    • teats
    • testa

    Category: Category:English reporting verbs -
    Category: Category:English transitive verbs -
    Category: Category:en:Talking -



  • Inter: non-gloss definition » second-person plural indicative present tense of {{term|lang=it|stare}}
    1. Inter: non-gloss definition » second-person plural imperative of {{term|lang=it|stare}}


      * setta, testa

    Category: Category:Italian verb forms -



    Inter: la-verb-form » stāte
  • Inter: conjugation of » sto|stō|2|p|pres|act|imp|lang=laInter: la-conj-form-gloss » sto|2|p|pres|act|imp


    Inter: la-part-form » state

  • Inter: inflection of » status|status|voc|m|s|lang=la

  • Category: zh-min-nan:state -
    Translation: ca » state
    Translation: cs » state
    Translation: cy » state
    Translation: de » state
    Translation: et » state
    Translation: el » state
    Translation: es » state
    Translation: eo » state
    Translation: eu » state
    Translation: fa » state
    Translation: fr » state
    Translation: fy » state
    Translation: gl » state
    Translation: ko » state
    Translation: io » state
    Translation: it » state
    Translation: kl » state
    Translation: kn » state
    Translation: kk » state
    Translation: sw » state
    Translation: ku » state
    Translation: ky » state
    Translation: lo » state
    Translation: la » state
    Translation: lv » state
    Translation: lt » state
    Translation: li » state
    Translation: hu » state
    Translation: mg » state
    Translation: ml » state
    Translation: my » state
    Translation: nl » state
    Translation: ja » state
    Translation: pl » state
    Translation: pt » state
    Translation: ru » state
    Category: simple:state -
    Translation: sk » state
    Translation: fi » state
    Translation: sv » state
    Translation: tl » state
    Translation: ta » state
    Translation: te » state
    Translation: tr » state
    Translation: vi » state
    Translation: zh » state

    State at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » state


    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • State University, as the shortened form of any public university name.


    * taste
    • teats
    • testa

    Translation: kl » State
    Translation: la » State
    Translation: zh » State

  • státe at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » state



  • Inter: conjugation of » stare||2|p|pres|ind|lang=roa-tar

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