Translation of "state" - English-French dictionary


nounstate /steɪt/
countable the condition of sth
état masculine

The house was in an terrible state.
La maison était dans un horrible état.

the state of her health
son état de santé

The country is in a state of decline.
Le pays est dans un état de déclin.
countable a region of a country with its own government
état masculine

the state of Ohio
l'état de l'Ohio
the government of a country
état masculine

an enemy of the state
un ennemi de l'état

a communist state
un état communiste

state-owned businesses
les entreprises étatisées
the Sates singular
informal the United States of America
les Etats-Unis masculine plural

my first time in the Sates
ma première visite aux Etats-Unis
state of mind
sb's feelings or mental condition
état masculine d'esprit

an unhealthy state of mind
un état d'esprit malsain


verb transitivestate /steɪt/ formal
to officially express
déclarer , indiquer

The regulations clearly state that this is not allowed.
Le règlement indique clairement que ceci n'est pas autorisé.


adjectivestate /steɪt/
relating to or provided by a government
d'Etat , étatisé/-ée , public/-ique

state television
télévision publique

(Translation of “state” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


noun /steit/

the condition in which a thing or person is

the bad state of the roads
The room was in an untidy state
He inquired about her state of health
What a state you’re in!
He was not in a fit state to take the class.

a country considered as a political community, or, as in the United States, one division of a federation

The Prime Minister visits the Queen once a week to discuss affairs of state
The care of the sick and elderly is considered partly the responsibility of the state
(also adjective) The railways are under state control
state-controlled / owned industries.

ceremonial dignity and splendour

The Queen, wearing her robes of state, drove in a horse-drawn coach to Westminster
(also adjective) state occasions/banquets.
stately adjective

noble, dignified and impressive in appearance or manner

She is tall and stately
a stately home.
stateliness noun

statesman /ˈsteits-/ noun

a person who plays an important part in the government of a state.

homme, femme d’État
statesmanlike /ˈsteits-/ adjective

showing the qualities of a good statesman.

statesmanship /ˈsteits-/ noun

skill in directing the affairs of a state.

get into a state

to become very upset or anxious

se mettre dans tous ses états
She got into a right state when her daughter did not come home from school at the usual time.
lie in state

(of a corpse) to be laid in a place of honour for the public to see, before burial.

être exposé en chapelle ardente


verb /steit/

to say or announce clearly, carefully and definitely

You have not yet stated your intentions.
statement noun

the act of stating.


something that is stated

The prime minister will make a statement tomorrow on the crisis.

a written statement of how much money a person has, owes etc

I’ll look at my bank statement to see how much money is in my account.

(Translation of “state” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)