the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789"
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"