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Meaning of “state” - Learner’s Dictionary

state

noun     /steɪt/
CONDITION [C]
B2 the condition that something or someone is in: the state of the economy The building is in a terrible state.Conditions and characteristics
in/into a state informal
very upset or nervous: Ben was in a real state before the exam.Anxious and worriedFeeling sad and unhappy
PART OF COUNTRY [C] ( also State)
one of the parts that some countries such as the US are divided into: Washington State Alaska is the largest state in the US.Country and nationContinents and regions of the worldCountry namesParts of countriesLocal government and politics
COUNTRY [C]
a country: a union of European statesCountry and nationContinents and regions of the worldCountry namesParts of countries
the state
the government of a country: financial help from the stateCountry and nationContinents and regions of the worldCountry namesRuling and governing
state visit/occasion, etc
an important visit/occasion, etc involving the leader of a governmentRuling and governing
the States
the United States of America →  See also police state , welfare state Country namesCountry and nationContinents and regions of the world
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