An example of a state is California.
A monarch dealing with state matters; the department that handles state security.
A state of bliss.
Church and state.
Secretary of State.
At the stated hour.
The fetal state.
- (computing) The stable condition of a processor during a particular clock cycle.In the fetch state, the address of the next instruction is placed on the address bus.
- (computing) The set of all parameters relevant to a computation.The state here includes a set containing all names seen so far.
- (computing) The values of all parameters at some point in a computation.A debugger can show the state of a program at any breakpoint.
A state of being; a state of emergency.
The state intervening in the economy.
The states of Eastern Europe.
The 48 contiguous states of the Union.
Matters of state.
Drove up in state.
To state one's objectives.
To state a musical theme in the first three measures.
Ice is the solid state of water.
Foreign leaders dining in state at the White House.
The office was in a state of confusion.
Matters of state.
The socialist state.
An example of state is when you are dirty and sad.
In a manic state.
Was in a state over going to the prom.
A state of poverty.
An example of state is when you say your name.
- The President's body will lie in state at the Capitol.
- Rank; condition; quality.
- Condition of prosperity or grandeur; wealthy or prosperous circumstances; social importance.
- A chair with a canopy above it, often standing on a dais; a seat of dignity; also, the canopy itself.
- in (or into) a condition of agitation or excitement
- to be displayed formally to the public before burial
- the United States
Other Word Forms
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of state
- Middle English from Old French estat from Latin status stā- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition