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state

state

 
 
pronunciation:
steIt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
phrases:
lie in state
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the condition of a person or thing according to its characteristics or circumstances.
The old house was in a state of disrepair.
synonyms:
condition
similar words:
position, situation
definition 2: a condition that is the result of a phase of development or structural transition.
water in a frozen state
synonyms:
phase, stage
similar words:
condition
definition 3: a particular emotional or mental condition.
She is in a happy state.
synonyms:
frame, mood
similar words:
condition, position, status
definition 4: an excited or distressed emotional condition.
He was in a state over the death of his sister.
definition 5: a grand, dignified, or imposing manner.
The royal family traveled in state.
synonyms:
dignity, pomp
similar words:
majesty
definition 6: the population of a specific area unified under a single government; nation.
synonyms:
body politic, nation
definition 7: a specific area of land that with other such areas forms a federation.
a nation of fifty states
definition 8: governmental activities, duties, or concerns.
the business of state
synonyms:
government, politics
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phrase: lie in state
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to the central civil government.
synonyms:
governmental
antonyms:
private, unofficial
similar words:
constitutional, federal, national, official, political
definition 2: of or pertaining to one of the areas belonging to a federation.
state laws rather than federal regulations
similar words:
local, provincial, regional, territorial
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stated, states, stating
definition: to say or write, esp. in an emphatic way; declare; assert.
synonyms:
assert, declare, say
antonyms:
imply
similar words:
affirm, allege, announce, asseverate, aver, claim, expound, express, indicate, insist, present, proclaim, pronounce, propound, protest, put, relate, report, reveal, tell, testify, write
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