state  

  • Pronunciation of state: S T EY1 T

  • Number of syllables of state: 1

  • Pronunciation Video of state

  • Definition of state

    • (n): the federal department in the UnitedStates that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state; "the state has lowered its income tax"  
    • (n): the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"  
    • (n): the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south"  
    • (n): a state of depression or agitation; "he was in such a state you just couldn''t reason with him"  
    • (n): (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"  
    • (v): put before; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"  
    • (v): express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"  
    • (v): indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"  

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