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 income tax"
the territory occupied by a nation; "
the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south"
a state of depression or agitation; "he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him"
(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"
express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"