- The definition of stated is fixed or declared.
- An example of stated is a price quote that will not change.
- An example of stated is a sentence saying who the current president is.
- fixed or set, as by agreement
- declared, esp. in specific terms; expressed
- Simple past tense and past participle of state.
- Settled; established; fixed.
- Recurring at a regular time; not occasional.
- stated preaching
- stated business hours
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Variant of state
- a set of circumstances or attributes characterizing a person or thing at a given time; way or form of being; condition: a state of poverty
- a particular mental or emotional condition: a state of bliss
- condition as regards physical structure, constitution, internal form, stage or phase of existence, etc.: liquid state
- condition or position in life; social status, rank, or degree
- high rank or position
- the style of living characteristic of people having high rank and wealth; rich, imposing, ceremonious display: drove up in state
- the power or authority represented by a body of people politically organized under one government, esp. an independent government, within a territory or territories having definite boundaries
- such a body of people; body politic
- ☆ any of the territorial and political units that together constitute a federal government, as in the U.S.
- ☆ the territory of a state (senses & )
- the political organization constituting the basis of civil government: church and state
- the sphere of highest governmental authority and administration: matters of state
- foreign policy
Origin of stateMiddle English ; from Old French and amp; L: Old French estat ; from Classical Latin status, state, position, standing ; from past participle of stare, to stand
- of, for, or characteristic of occasions of great ceremony; formal; ceremonial
- of or controlled, maintained, etc. by the government or a state
in a stateor into a state
lie in state