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state US English

The particular condition that someone or something is in at a specific time

state1 US Thesaurus

the state of the economy

state2 US Thesaurus

I stated my views

state New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

nation or territory under one government

Bay State US English

A nickname for the state of Massachusetts.

Gem State US English

A nickname for Idaho.

red state US English

A US state that predominantly votes for or supports the Republican Party

sea state US English

The degree of turbulence at sea, generally measured on a scale of 0 to 9 according to average wave height

two-state US English

Capable of existing in either of two states or conditions

Aloha State US English

A nickname for the state of Hawaii.

Bayou State US English

A nickname for the state of Louisiana.

blue state US English

A US state that predominantly votes for or supports the Democratic Party

city state US English

A city that with its surrounding territory forms an independent state

civil state US English

The state of being single, married, divorced, or widowed; a person’s marital status

Corn State US English

A nickname for the state of Iowa.

First State US English

A nickname for the state of Delaware.

Free State US English

(Before the Civil War) a state of the US in which slavery was illegal

Karen State US English

A state in southeastern Burma (Myanmar), on the border with Thailand; capital, Pa-an. Inaugurated in 1954 as an autonomous state of Burma, it was given the traditional Karen name of Kawthoolay in 1964, but reverted to Karen after the 1974 constitution limited its autonomy. The people are engaged in armed conflict with the government in an attempt to gain independence

nanny state US English

The government regarded as overprotective or as interfering unduly with personal choice

Ocean State US English

A nickname for the state of Rhode Island.

Peach State US English

A nickname for the state of Georgia.

rogue state US English

A nation or state regarded as breaking international law and posing a threat to the security of other nations

Sioux State US English

A nickname for the state of North Dakota.

Slave State US English

Any of the southern states of the US in which slavery was legal before the Civil War

solid state US English

The state of matter in which materials are not fluid but retain their boundaries without support, the atoms or molecules occupying fixed positions with respect to one another and unable to move freely

state house US English

The building where a state legislature meets

state-owned US English

Belonging to, funded by, and controlled by the government

state trial US English

A trial in which prosecution is made by the state

state visit US English

A ceremonial visit to a foreign country by a head of state

swing state US English

A US state where the two major political parties have similar levels of support among voters, viewed as important in determining the overall result of a presidential election

wait state US English

The condition of computer software or hardware being unable to process further instructions while waiting for some event such as the completion of a data transfer

Wheat State US English

A nickname for the state of Kansas.

solid state New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

swing state New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

US state where voters are liable to swing from one political party to another

altered state US English

A state of mind that differs from the normal state of consciousness, typically one induced by drugs, hypnosis, or mental disorder

Badger State US English

A nickname for the state of Wisconsin.

Beaver State US English

A nickname for the state of Oregon.

Beehive State US English

A nickname for the state of Utah.

Boomer State US English

A nickname for the state of Oklahoma.

border state US English

Any of the slave states that bordered the northern free states during the US Civil War

Buckeye State US English

A nickname for the state of Ohio.

buffer state US English

A small neutral country, situated between two larger hostile countries, serving to prevent the outbreak of regional conflict

Cotton State US English

A nickname for the state of Alabama.

Cowboy State US English

A nickname for the state of Wyoming.

Coyote State US English

A nickname for the state of South Dakota.

Diamond State US English

A nickname for the state of Delaware.

Empire State US English

A nickname for the state of New York.

failed state US English

A state whose political or economic system has become so weak that the government is no longer in control


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