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Noun state has 8 senses
  1. state - the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state; "the state has lowered its income tax"
    --1 is a kind of
    government, authorities, regime
    --1 has particulars: Soviets; welfare state
  2. state, province - the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south"
    --2 is a kind of administrative district, administrative division, territorial division
    --2 is a member of country, state, land
    --2 has particulars:
     commonwealth; eparchy; American state; Guangdong, Kwangtung, Guangdong province; Gansu, Kansu, Gansu province; Hebei, Hopei, Hopeh, Hebei province; Hunan, Hunan province; Szechwan, Sichuan, Szechuan, Szechwan province; Yunnan, Yunnan province; Xinjiang, Sinkiang, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region; Inner Mongolia, Nei Monggol; Chihuahua; Lower Saxony; Bavaria; Italian region; Kosovo; Canadian province; Australian state; Tyrol, Tirol; Assam; Karnataka, Mysore; Manipur; Andhra Pradesh; Bihar; Goa; Gujarat, Gujerat; Tamil Nadu, Madras; Uttar Pradesh; Orissa; West Bengal; Indonesian Borneo, Kalimantan; Friesland; Free State, Orange Free State; Transvaal; Cape Province, Cape of Good Hope Province, Cape Colony; Cape of Good Hope; Soviet Socialist Republic; Abkhaz, Abkhazia; Adzhar, Adzharia; Buganda
  3. state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic - a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"
    --3 is a kind of political unit
    --3 has parts: estate, estate of the realm
    --3 has particulars:
     Dominion; Reich; rogue state, renegade state, rogue nation; suzerain; sea power; world power, major power, great power, power, superpower; city state; ally
  4. state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
    --4 has particulars:
     skillfulness; cognitive state, state of mind; cleavage; medium; ornamentation; condition; condition, status; conditionality; ground state; situation, state of affairs; relationship; relationship; tribalism; utopia; dystopia; wild, natural state, state of nature; isomerism; degree, level, stage, point; office, power; status, position; being, beingness, existence; nonbeing; death; employment, employ; unemployment; order; disorder; hostility, enmity, antagonism; conflict; illumination; freedom; representation, delegacy, agency; dependence, dependance, dependency; motion; motionlessness, stillness; dead letter, non-issue; action, activity, activeness; inaction, inactivity, inactiveness; temporary state; imminence, imminency, imminentness, impendence, impendency, forthcomingness; readiness, preparedness, preparation; flux, state of flux; physiological state, physiological condition; kalemia; union, unification; maturity, matureness; immaturity, immatureness; grace, saving grace, state of grace; damnation, eternal damnation; omniscience; omnipotence; perfection, flawlessness, ne plus ultra; integrity, unity, wholeness; imperfection, imperfectness; receivership; ownership; obligation; end, destruction, death; revocation, annulment; merchantability; turgor; homozygosity; heterozygosity; plurality; polyvalence, polyvalency, multivalence, multivalency; paternity; utilization
  5. Department of State, State Department, State, DoS - the federal department in the UnitedStates that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789"
    --5 is a kind of executive department
    --5 has parts:
     Bureau of Diplomatic Security, DS; Foreign Service; Bureau of Intelligence and Research, INR
  6. country, state, land - the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
    --6 is a kind of administrative district, administrative division, territorial division
    --6 has parts: domain, demesne, land; midland
    --6 has members: department; state, province
    --6 has particulars:
     banana republic; fatherland, homeland, motherland, mother country, country of origin, native land; buffer state, buffer country; kingdom; tax haven; European country, European nation; African country, African nation; Asian country, Asian nation; South American country, South American nation; North American country, North American nation; Antigua and Barbuda; Cape Verde, Republic of Cape Verde; Sri Lanka, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Ceylon; Comoros, Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros; Cuba, Republic of Cuba; Haiti, Republic of Haiti; Dominican Republic; Jamaica; Barbados; Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; Cyprus, Republic of Cyprus; Dominica, Commonwealth of Dominica; East Timor; Fiji, Republic of Fiji; Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion; Etruria; Australia, Commonwealth of Australia; Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia, TT; Marshall Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands; Tuvalu; Kiribati, Republic of Kiribati; Nauru, Republic of Nauru; Papua New Guinea, Independent State of Papua New Guinea; Bahamas, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Bahama Islands; sultanate; Burkina Faso, Upper Volta; Indonesia, Republic of Indonesia, Dutch East Indies; Grenada; Maldives, Republic of Maldives; Malta, Republic of Malta; Mauritius, Republic of Mauritius; New Zealand; Palau, Republic of Palau, TT; Philippines, Republic of the Philippines; Saint Kitts and Nevis, Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Christopher-Nevis, St. Christopher-Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia, St. Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa, Independent State of Samoa, Western Samoa, Samoa i Sisifo; Sao Tome and Principe, Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, Sao Tome e Principe, Sao Thome e Principe, St. Thomas and Principe; Seychelles, Republic of Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Rus; Soviet Union, Russia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR; Russia, Russian Federation; Ukraine, Ukrayina; Turkmenistan, Turkomen, Turkmen, Turkmenia; Tonga, Kingdom of Tonga, Friendly Islands; Turkey, Republic of Turkey; Vanuatu, Republic of Vanuatu, New Hebrides
  7. state - a state of depression or agitation; "he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him"
    --7 is a kind of
    emotional state, spirit
  8. state of matter, state - (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"
    --8 is a kind of chemical phenomenon
    --8 has particulars:
     phase, form; liquid, liquidness, liquidity; solid, solidness; gas; plasma
Verb state has 3 senses
  1. state, say, tell - express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
    --1 is one way to express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to
    Derived forms: noun statement5, noun statement1
    Sample sentence:
    They state that there was a traffic accident
  2. submit, state, put forward, posit - put before; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
    --2 is one way to propose, suggest, advise
    Derived forms: noun statement5, noun statement2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  3. express, state - indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"
    --3 is one way to denote, refer
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
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