Translation of "state" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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statenoun

uk /steɪt/ us /steɪt/

state noun (CONDITION)

B2 [ C ] a condition or way of being that exists at a particular time

狀態;情形;狀況
The building was in a state of disrepair. 這棟大樓年久失修。
She was found wandering in a confused state (of mind). 有人發現她到處遊蕩,神智恍惚。
Give me the keys - you're not in a state to drive. 把鎖匙給我——你狀態不佳,不能開車。
After the accident I was in a state of shock. 事故之後,我驚魂未定。
I came home to an unhappy state of affairs (= situation). 我回到家時,心情十分沉重。
The kitchen was in its original state, with a 1920s sink and stove. 廚房還保留著最初的樣子,有一個20世紀20年代的水槽和爐子。
the state of play UK

the present situation

現狀
The article provides a useful summary of the current state of play in the negotiations. 這篇文章對談判的現狀作出了有用的總結。

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state noun (COUNTRY)

C1 [ C or U ] a country or its government

國家;政府
The drought is worst in the central African states. 中非國家旱情最重。
Britain is one of the member states of the European Union. 英國是歐盟的成員國之一。
The government was determined to reduce the number of state-owned industries. 政府下決心要減少國有企業的數量。
Some theatres receive a small amount of funding from the state. 一些劇院從政府那裡獲得少量資金資助。
formal His diary included comments on affairs/matters of state (= information about government activities). 他的日記中有對國事的評論。

B1 [ C ] a part of a large country with its own government, such as in Germany, Australia, or the US

(德國、澳大利亞、美國等的)州,邦
Alaska is the largest state in the US 阿拉斯加是美國最大的州。
Representatives are elected from each state. 代表是從各州選出的。
the States informal

used to refer to the US

美國
in state

If a king, queen, or government leader does something in state, they do it in a formal way as part of an official ceremony.

(君主或政府首腦)正式地,隆重地
The Queen rode in state to the opening of Parliament. 女王隆重地乘車前往出席議會開幕典禮。

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stateverb [ T ]

uk /steɪt/ us /steɪt/ formal

B2 to say or write something, especially clearly and carefully

(尤指清楚謹慎地)陳述,說明,聲明
Our warranty clearly states the limits of our liability. 我們的保證書清楚界定了我們的保修範圍。
[ + (that) ] Union members stated (that) they were unhappy with the proposal. 工會成員對提案表示不滿。
[ + question word ] Please state why you wish to apply for this grant. 請說明申請這筆補助的原因。
Children in the stated (= named) areas were at risk from a lack of food, the report said. 報告中稱,上述地區的兒童面臨食物匱乏的威脅。

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stateadjective [ before noun ]

uk /steɪt/ us /steɪt/

B2 provided, created, or done by the state (= government of a country)

國家的;政府的;州的
state education/industries 公辦教育/國有企業
state legislature/law 國家立法機構/法律
state control 國家控制
state funding/pensions/subsidies 政府補助/養老金/補貼

State events are formal official ceremonies that involve a leader of a country or someone who represents the government.

國事的;國事規格的;正式的
the state opening of Parliament 隆重的議會開幕典禮
a state funeral 國葬

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(Translation of “state” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)