(noun, adjective, verb)


1. related to the government of the state

- a state school


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

- his state is in the deep south

Similar word(s): province

Definition categories: location

2. the way something is with respect to its main attributes

- the current state of knowledge

- his state of health

- in a weak financial state

Definition categories: general, attribute

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

- the state has lowered its income tax

Definition categories: group, authorities, government, regime

4. a politically organized body of people under a single government

- the state has elected a new president

Similar word(s): commonwealth, country, land, nation

Definition categories: group

5. (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

Definition categories: state

6. a state of depression or agitation

- he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him

Definition categories: state, spirit

7. the territory occupied by a nation

Similar word(s): country, land

Definition categories: location

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

- the Department of State was created in 1789

Similar word(s): dos

Definition categories: group

Sentences with state as a noun:

- a state of being;

- In the fetch state, the address of the next instruction is placed on the address bus.

- The state here includes a set containing all names seen so far.

- A debugger can show the state of a program at any breakpoint.

- The President's body will lie in state at the Capitol.


1. express in words

- state your opinion

- state your name

Similar word(s): say, tell

Definition categories: communication, express, utter, verbalise, verbalize

2. put before

Similar word(s): posit, submit

Definition categories: communication, advise, propose, suggest

3. indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.

Similar word(s): express

Definition categories: communication, denote, refer

Sentences with state as a verb:

- He stated that he was willing to help.

- State your intentions.