Definition of STATE

noun : STATE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south" ;

  • 2. (

    ) the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state; "the state has lowered its income tax" ;

  • 5. (

    ) (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); "the solid state of water is called ice" ;

  • 6. (

    ) a state of depression or agitation; "he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him" ;

  • 7. (

    ) the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries" ;

verb : STATE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name" ;

  • 3. (

    ) indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; "Can you express this distance in kilometers?" ;

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