Meaning of STATE in English


I. noun Usage: often attributive see: stand Date: 13th century 1. mode or condition of being , b. condition of mind or temperament , a condition of abnormal tension or excitement, 2. a condition or stage in the physical being of something , any of various conditions characterized by definite quantities (as of energy, angular momentum, or magnetic moment) in which an atomic system may exist, 3. social position, b. elaborate or luxurious style of living, formal dignity ; pomp , 4. a body of persons constituting a special class in a society ; e~ 3, the members or representatives of the governing classes assembled in a legislative body, a person of high rank (as a noble), 5. a politically organized body of people usually occupying a definite territory, the political organization of such a body of people, a government or politically organized society having a particular character , the operations or concerns of the government of a country, 7. one of the constituent units of a nation having a federal government , The United States of America, the territory of a ~, II. transitive verb (~d; stating) Date: 1579 to set by regulation or authority, to express the particulars of especially in words ; report , statable or ~able adjective

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