state

  • 1 state — state, the state The state is a distinct set of institutions that has the authority to make the rules which govern society . It has, in the words of Max Weber, a ‘monopoly on legitimate violence’ within a specific territory. Hence, the state… …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 2 State — (st[=a]t), n. [OE. stat, OF. estat, F. [ e]tat, fr. L. status a standing, position, fr. stare, statum, to stand. See {Stand}, and cf. {Estate}, {Status}.] 1. The circumstances or condition of a being or thing at any given time. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 state — [steɪt] noun 1. [countable usually singular] the condition that someone or something is in at a particular time: • The property market is in a poor state. • I personally think the economy is in a worse state than the Government has been admitting …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 state — n often attrib 1 a: a politically organized body of people usu. occupying a definite territory; esp: one that is sovereign b: the political organization that has supreme civil authority and political power and serves as the basis of government… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 state — [stāt] n. [ME < OFr & L: OFr estat < L status, state, position, standing < pp. of stare, to STAND] 1. a set of circumstances or attributes characterizing a person or thing at a given time; way or form of being; condition [a state of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 state — state; state·hood; state·less; state·less·ness; state·let; state·li·ly; state·li·ness; state·sid·er; su·per·state; tung·state; un·state; mi·cro·state; mini·state; in·ter·state; state·ly; state·ment; …

    English syllables

  • 7 state — ► NOUN 1) the condition of someone or something at a particular time. 2) a nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government. 3) a community or area forming part of a federal republic. 4) (the States) the… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 state — It is usual to spell it with a capital initial letter when it refers to political entities, either nations (The State of Israel / a State visit), or parts of a federal nation (the State of Virginia / crossing the State border), and when it means… …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 State — State, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stating}.] 1. To set; to settle; to establish. [R.] [1913 Webster] I myself, though meanest stated, And in court now almost hated. Wither. [1913 Webster] Who calls the council, states the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 state — [n1] condition or mode of being accompaniment, attitude, capacity, case, category, chances, character, circumstance, circumstances, contingency, element, environment, essential, estate, event, eventuality, fix, footing, form, frame of mind, humor …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 State — (st[=a]t), a. 1. Stately. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Belonging to the state, or body politic; public. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 State — State, n. A statement; also, a document containing a statement. [R.] Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 State — (52) The term State includes the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, except for the purpose of defining who may be a debtor under chapter 9 of this title. United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 14 State — State, starkes, dreieckiges Eisen am Pfluge, worauf der ganze Pflug geht; dient statt des Hauptes; daher Statenpflug, ein Pflug mit einem solchen S …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 15 State —   [engl.], Status …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 16 state — v. estate …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 17 state — vb 1 *say, utter, tell 2 report, *relate, rehearse, recite, recount, narrate, describe Analogous words: expound, *explain, elucidate, interpret: *assert, affirm, declare, profess …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 18 state|li|ly — «STAYT luh lee», adverb. in a stately manner …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 state|ly — «STAYT lee», adjective, li|er, li|est, adverb. –adj. 1. having dignity; deliberate: »to speak and move in a slow, stately manner. SYNONYM(S): dignified. 2 …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 State — A state is a political association with effective sovereignty over a geographic area and representing a population. These may be nation states, sub national states or multinational states. A state usually includes the set of institutions that… …

    Wikipedia


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