state

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[state]

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

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The circumstances or condition of a being or thing at any given time.

Noun
the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"

Noun
the federal department in the UnitedStates that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789"

Noun
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"

Noun
the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state; "the state has lowered its income tax"

Noun
the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"

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Noun
the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south"

Noun
a state of depression or agitation; "he was in such a state you just couldn''t reason with him"

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); "the solid state of water is called ice"

Verb
put before; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"

Verb
express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"

Verb
indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"


n.
The circumstances or condition of a being or thing at any given time.

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

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

n.
Appearance of grandeur or dignity; pomp.

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

n.
Estate, possession.

n.
A person of high rank.

n.
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.

n.
The principal persons in a government.

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

n.
A form of government which is not monarchial, as a republic.

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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.

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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.

n.
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.

a.
Stately.

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Belonging to the state, or body politic; public.

v. t.
To set; to settle; to establish.

v. t.
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.

n.
A statement; also, a document containing a statement.


State

State , n. [OE. stat, OF. estat, F. '82tat, 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.
Declare the past and present state of things.
Keep the state of the question in your eye.
2. Rank; condition; quality; as, the state of honor.
Thy honor, state, and seat is due to me.
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.
Can this imperious lord forget to reign, Quit all his state, descend, and serve again?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. &hand; 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. [Obs.] &hand; 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 Iowa. Nascent state. (Chem.) See under Nascent. -- Secretary of state. See Secretary, n., 3. -- State bargea royal barge, or a barge belonging to a government. -- 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, ∨ 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. 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.
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 , a. 1. Stately. [Obs.] Spenser. 2. Belonging to the state, or body politic; public.

State

State, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stated; p. pr. & vb. n. Stating.] 1. To set; to settle; to establish. [R.]
I myself, though meanest stated, And in court now almost hated.
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.

The circumstances or condition of a being or thing at any given time.

Stately.

To set; to settle; to establish.

A statement; also, a document containing a statement.

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Usage Examples

After a few months in my parents' basement, I took an apartment near the state university, where I discovered both crystal methamphetamine and conceptual art. Either one of these things are dangerous, but in combination they have the potential to destroy entire civilizations.

Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art.

A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.

51st State was one that I loved doing because the character was so out there, and in a way I was sad to leave the character behind. I'm afraid I could never be that cool in real life!

After completing a Delaware State education, they were afforded opportunities beyond anything they might have imagined - and they opened doors for themselves that surely would have remained closed if they only had a high school education.

A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society.

A state that suppresses all freedom of speech, and which by imposing the most terrible punishments, treats each and every attempt at criticism, however morally justified, and every suggestion for improvement as plotting to high treason, is a state that breaks an unwritten law.

Affairs of state tend to drive most presidents toward the center on both foreign and domestic policy, no matter where on the political spectrum they begin, and especially so in the areas of intelligence and law enforcement.

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Other Usage Examples

A State in the grip of neo-colonialism is not master of its own destiny. It is this factor which makes neo-colonialism such a serious threat to world peace.

A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.

All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State.

A Church which has lost its memory is in a sad state of senility.

A generous basic state pension is the least a civilized society should offer those who have worked hard and saved through their whole lives.

A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.

A state of war is not a blank check... when it comes to the rights of the Nation's citizens.

'Stress' was the catch-all every pamper-pedlar I spoke to used to explain why healthy women feel the need to be regularly patted, petted and preened into a state of babyish beatification.

A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its end but in the nascent state, and this state is constant.

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