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state

noun /steit/
the condition in which a thing or person is
état
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
(d’)État
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
(d’)apparat
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
majestueux
She is tall and stately a stately home.
stateliness noun
majesté
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.
diplomatique
statesmanship /ˈsteits-/ noun skill in directing the affairs of a state.
diplomatie
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
Translations of “state”
in Korean 상태, 주…
in Arabic حالة, وِلاية…
in Italian stato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 情況, 狀態, 情形…
in Russian состояние, штат, государство…
in Turkish durum, vaziyet, hâl…
in Polish stan, państwo…
in Spanish estado, de gala, ceremonia…
in Portuguese estado…
in German der Zustand, der Staat, Staats-……
in Catalan estat…
in Japanese 状態, 様子, (国の)州…
in Chinese (Simplified) 情况, 状态, 情形…
(Definition of state from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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