- 1. the particular condition that someone or something is in at a specific time: "the state of the company's finances" synonyms
- 2. a nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government: "Germany, Italy, and other European states" synonyms
- 1. of, provided by, or concerned with the civil government of a country: "the future of state education"
- 2. used or done on ceremonial occasions; involving the ceremony associated with a head of state: "a state visit to Hungary by Queen Elizabeth"
- 1. express something definitely or clearly in speech or writing: "the report stated that more than 51 percent of voters failed to participate"
- 2. present or introduce (a theme or melody) in a composition.
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state: [noun] mode or condition of being. condition of mind or temperament. a condition of abnormal tension or excitement.
State definition, the condition of a person or thing, as with respect to circumstances or attributes: a state of health. See more.
a. A condition or mode of being, as with regard to circumstances: The office was in a state of confusion.
state noun (CONDITION) B2 [ C ] a condition or way of being that exists at a particular time: The building was in a state of disrepair.
State can be a condition — like solid, liquid, or gas, or even sad or happy. It can also be a state as in Idaho or New York. To state is to say something. State comes from the Latin status, meaning "condition of a country."
State is defined as a territory with its own government and borders within a larger country. An example of a state is California.
State, political organization of society, or the body politic, or, more narrowly, the institutions of government.
A state is a polity under a system of governance.Currently, there is no undisputed definition of a state among scientists or researchers. A widely used definition from the German sociologist Max Weber is that a "state" is a polity that maintains a monopoly on the legitimate use of violence, although other definitions are not uncommon.