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Translation of "state" - English-French dictionary

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
(Definition of state from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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