state noun (CONDITION)
the state of play UK
- Exercise can make a big difference to your state of health.
- The old railway cottages were in a state of dereliction.
- The whole office was in a state of disorder.
- Over the years the church has fallen into a state of neglect.
- I was in a state of shock for about two weeks after the accident.
state noun (COUNTRY)
Representatives are elected from each state. 代表是从各州选出的。
the States informal
› used to refer to the US美国
- All attempts at diplomacy have broken down and the two states now appear to be on a collision course.
- Abortion is restricted in some American states.
- The United States is a federation of 50 individual states.
- Representatives of the member states will be meeting next week.
- The creation of independent states has led to a resurgence of nationalism.
stateverb [ T ]uk /steɪt/ us /steɪt/ formal
- He stated firmly that no concessions will be made to the strikers.
- The rebel leaders stated that they are willing to enter into dialogue with the government.
- The police stated that some 50 rounds had been discharged.
- The assessor stated that the fire damage was not as severe as the hotel's owner had claimed.
- All recipes in this book, unless otherwise stated, will serve four to five people.
stateadjective [ before noun ]uk /steɪt/ us /steɪt/
state control 国家控制
the state opening of Parliament 隆重的议会开幕典礼
a state funeral 国葬
- He's a strong advocate of state ownership of the railways.
- They received state funding for the project.
- I'm not interested in state handouts - all I want is a job.
- The governor has denied making improper use of state money.
- The police couldn't arrest him because he'd fled across the state line.