(chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container); "the solid state of water is called ice"
put before; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789"
indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"
a politically organized body of people under a single government;
the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state; "the state has lowered its i