state

  1. indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.

    Synonyms : express
    Type Of : refer, denote
  2. the territory occupied by a nation

    Synonyms : country, land
    Type Of : administrative district, administrative division, territorial division
  3. a politically organized body of people under a single government

    Synonyms : body politic, commonwealth, country, land, nation, res publica
    Type Of : political unit, political entity
    Examples :
    • the state has elected a new president
  4. (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)

    Synonyms : state of matter
    Type Of : chemical phenomenon
    Examples :
    • the solid state of water is called ice
  5. the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation

    Synonyms : province
    Type Of : administrative district, territorial division, administrative division
    Examples :
    • his state is in the deep south
  6. put before

    Synonyms : posit, put forward, submit
    Type Of : propose, advise, suggest
  7. the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies

    Synonyms : department of state, dos, state department, united states department of state
    Type Of : executive department
  8. express in words

    Synonyms : say, tell
    Type Of : verbalize, verbalise, utter, express, give tongue to
    Examples :
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
  9. a state of depression or agitation

    Type Of : emotional state, spirit
    Examples :
    • he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him
  10. the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state

    Type Of : authorities, regime, government
    Examples :
    • the state has lowered its income tax
  11. the way something is with respect to its main attributes

    Type Of : attribute
    Examples :
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state