Definition of interstate in English:


Line breaks: inter|state


Pronunciation: /ɪntəˈsteɪt
  • 1Existing or carried on between states, especially of the US: interstate travel
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    • There's a novel idea, relocate some of the existing interstate clubs to Victoria, and I might get to see some finals action within 500 km of my home.
    • Because of the distances involved, and the changes in railway gauges between the states, some 80-90% of Australian interstate trade was carried by sea.
    • Reed defines them both as ‘professionals’ in the sense that they made a living primarily from carrying on interstate trade by sea for a significant period of their lives.
  • 1.1US In a different state from one referred to or understood: their interstate rivals
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    • There are also different nonpublic and interstate military organizations.


Pronunciation: /ˈɪntəsteɪt
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  • (also interstate highway) One of a system of motorways running between US states: a picnic area just off the interstate
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    • It seemed like it took forever to get those highways, those interstates, those major expressways, all the lanes moving in one direction, away from Houston so that people could move at a much faster pace.
    • First, while remembering that there are no freeways, highways, turnpikes or interstates, estimate the time you think it should take, keeping in mind getting-lost time.
    • Driving too slowly can be just as dangerous as speeding, especially when entering or exiting interstates or freeways.


Pronunciation: /ɪntəˈsteɪt
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  • From one state to another: House for sale. Owner moving interstate
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    • If you travel interstate by public transport, you can avoid much inconvenience if you travel with only one piece of luggage, checked-in at least six hours before your journey.
    • The exhibition will be on show in New South Wales for the next twelve months with the hope eventually it will travel interstate.
    • Martin Stufkens is predicting the lettuce aphid will travel interstate this summer.

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