State

  • 41state — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English stat, from Anglo French & Latin; Anglo French estat, from Latin status, from stare to stand more at stand Date: 13th century 1. a. mode or condition of being < a state of readiness > b …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 42state — A political community organized under one government. As the biblical historians looked back, they understood Israel to have been a theocratic state; that is, the power of the monarchy was limited by the tradition of divine laws and the voice of&#8230; …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 43state —    The legal notion of the state is that is a political association that establishes sovereign jurisdiction within defined territorial borders. The term ‘country’ usually refers to a state’s territory and population, rather than its government.&#8230; …

    Glossary of UK Government and Politics

  • 44state — Synonyms and related words: Babylonian splendor, Everyman, John Doe, Kreis, Public, affirm, air, allege, ally, announce, annunciate, archbishopric, archdiocese, archduchy, archdukedom, argue, arrondissement, articulate, assert, assever,&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 45state — 1. noun /steɪt/ a) Any sovereign polity. A government. Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it. b) A political division of a federation retaining a degree of autonomy, for example one of the fifty United States. See also …

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  • 46state — A condition, situation, or status. [L. status, condition, s.] absent s. SYN: dreamy s.. activated s. SYN: excited s.. anxiety tension s. a milder form of an anxiety disorder. See anxiety disorders, under disorder …

    Medical dictionary

  • 47state — metastable state steady state transient state …

    Mechanics glossary

  • 48state — n British a mess, disaster. This word became an all purpose vogue term in London work ing class speech of the early 1970s. The original notion of to be in a (bit of a) state was transformed so that state (two and eight in rhyming slang) came to&#8230; …

    Contemporary slang

  • 49state —    The point at which a graphic artist makes a number of prints from his block, plate, stone or screen. If he alters his print design at all, this first series of impressions is called the first state. A second series, made after the design&#8230; …

    Glossary of Art Terms

  • 50state — I noun 1) the state of the economy Syn: condition, shape, position, predicament, plight 2) an autonomous state Syn: country, nation, land, kingdom, realm, power …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary