1) Stately.

2) Belonging to the state, or body politic; public.


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

2) Rank; condition; quality; as, the state of honor.

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

4) Appearance of grandeur or dignity; pomp.

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

6) Estate, possession.

7) A person of high rank.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

15) A statement; also, a document containing a statement.

v. t.

1) To set; to settle; to establish.

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.

Example Sentences for


1) We often use the words `` country ' , `` nation ' , and `` State ' as if they mean the same thing ; but there is actually a difference :
2) San Jose Chinantequilla is a community that is in the Mixe region of Oaxaca State
3) The Census Bureau considers West Virginia part of the South , as most of the State is south of the Mason-Dixon Line
4) I know that ought not to be; but, damn it, when I talked of your being hanged, I did not think of your suffering all this into the bargain, (p 202—3) Godwin's horror at the destruction that the legal system wreaks on men, and his view of that system as a tool of the powerful ([Mr Falkland] exhibited . . . a copy of what mon­ archs are . . . who reckon among the instruments of their power prisons of State [p 177]) leads him to consider briefly the alternative to legality, the existence of the criminal outside the law.
5) It is the largest church in the State of Indiana , and in 2007 was the 20th largest in the United States
6) This enforced rest of at least twelve hours, until the next tide, was sure to be terribly difficult to bear in the State of intense excitement in which she was.
7) He then took a cursory view of the present State of the science and explained many of its elementary terms.
8) Dresden -LRB- ; ; ; -RRB- is the capital cityDesignated by article 2 of the Saxon Constitution of the Free State of Saxony in Germany
9) It joined with Banga State when India became independent in 1947 to form the State of West Bengal
10) Fox Studios Australia is owned by the media conglomerate News Corporation , under the terms of a 99-year lease from the New South Wales State Government
11) Amritsar district is one of 19 districts in the State of Punjab in West India
12) May 4 -- Kent State Shootings : Four students at Kent State University in Ohio are killed by National Guardsmen while protesting against the United States invading Cambodia
13) The 1947 UN Partition Plan put this area inside the Jewish State
14) Curitiba -LRB- Tupi-Guarani : `` Pine Nut Land ' , or -RRB- is the capital and largest-city of the Brazilian State of Paraná
15) The Seal of the State of Colorado is an of the `` Territorial Seal ' which was adopted by the `` First Territorial Assembly ' on November 6 , 1861
16) The State of New York chose the electric chair
17) The Missouri in its original natural meandering State was the longest river in North America
18) Rio Rancho -LRB- Spanish : Río Rancho -RRB- is the largest city and economic hub of Sandoval County in the U.S. State of New Mexico
19) My friend, if you had known me as I once was, you would not recognize me in this State of degradation.
20) Markov originally worked as a novelist and playwright , but during 1969 he defected from Bulgaria , then a Stalinist State governed by President Todor Zhivkov
21) Gustavus is a city in Hoonah-Angoon Census Area in the U.S. State of Alaska
22) The football team is among the most successful in Brazil , having won the first edition of the FIFA Club World Championship , the Brazilian Série A four times , the Brazilian Cup three times , a record the São Paulo State Championship 26 times -LRB- five of them unbeaten -RRB- , and a number of other titles
23) Bremerhaven -LRB- -RRB- is the seaport of the free city-State of Bremen , a federal State of Germany
24) It is located near the Usumacinta River in the Mexican State of Chiapas , located about 130 km south of Ciudad del Carmen -LRB- see map -RRB- about 150 meters above sea-level
25) Montana is a State located in the Western United States
26) During the American Civil War , Richmond served as the capital of the Confederate States of America , and many important American Civil War landmarks remain in the city , including the Virginia State Capitol and the White House of the Confederacy , among others
27) It was the first Winter Games and the second Olympics held in a Communist State -LRB- the first was the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow , Soviet Union -RRB-
28) From 1949 , the company served as State opera of the GDR
29) For art to depict the world in its everyday, unregenerate State is now so familiar that it is impossible to recapture its shattering originality when it first emerged.
30) An influential contributor to social theory , political theory , and political economy , his conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited State control