Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

German translation of “state”

See all translations

state

noun /steit/
the condition in which a thing or person is
der Zustand
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
der Staat, Staats-…
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
der Staat, Staats-…
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
stattlich
She is tall and stately a stately home.
stateliness noun
die Stattlichkeit
statesman /ˈsteits-/ noun a person who plays an important part in the government of a state.
der Staatsmann
statesmanlike /ˈsteits-/ adjective showing the qualities of a good statesman.
staatsmännisch
statesmanship /ˈsteits-/ noun skill in directing the affairs of a state.
Staatskunst
get into a state to become very upset or anxious
aus dem Häuschen geraten
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.
feierlich aufgebahrt liegen
Translations of “state”
in Korean 상태, 주…
in Arabic حالة, وِلاية…
in French état, (d’)État, (d’)apparat…
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 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-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More translations of “state” in German

Definitions of “state” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cold snap

a short period of cold weather

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More