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state British & World English

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

state1 English Thesaurus

the current state of the UK economy

state2 English Thesaurus

people will be invited to state their views

Bay State British & World English

Informal name for Massachusetts.

Gem State British & World English

Informal name for Idaho.

red state British & World English

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

sea state British & World English

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

two-state British & World English

Capable of existing in either of two states or conditions

Aloha State British & World English

Informal name for Hawaii.

blue state British & World English

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

city state British & World English

A city that with its surrounding territory forms an independent state

civil state British & World English

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

First State British & World English

Informal name for Delaware.

Free State British & World English

A state of the US in which slavery did not exist

Karen State British & World English

A state in SE Burma (Myanmar), on the border with Thailand; capital, Pa-an. Inaugurated in 1954 as an autonomous state of Burma, the state 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 Burmese government in an attempt to gain independence

nanny state British & World English

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

Ocean State British & World English

Informal name for Rhode Island.

Peach State British & World English

Informal name for the US state of Georgia.

rogue state British & World English

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

Slave State British & World English

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

solid state British & World 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 each other and unable to move freely

state house British & World English

(In the US) the building where the legislature of a state meets

state-owned British & World English

Belonging to, funded by, and controlled by the government

state trial British & World English

A trial in which prosecution is made by the state

state visit British & World English

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

swing state British & World 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 British & World 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

altered state British & World English

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

Badger State British & World English

Informal name for Wisconsin.

Beaver State British & World English

Informal name for Oregon.

Beehive State British & World English

Informal name for Utah.

border state British & World English

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

Buckeye State British & World English

Informal name for Ohio.

buffer state British & World English

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

cotton state British & World English

Any of the states of the southern US of which cotton is or was a major product

Coyote State British & World English

Informal name for South Dakota.

Diamond State British & World English

Informal name for the state of Delaware.

Empire State British & World English

Informal name for the state of New York.

failed state British & World English

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

Garden State British & World English

Informal name for New Jersey.

Golden State British & World English

Informal name for California.

Gopher State British & World English

Informal name for Minnesota.

Granite State British & World English

Informal name for New Hampshire.

ground state British & World English

The lowest energy state of an atom or other particle

Hawkeye State British & World English

Informal name for Iowa.

Hoosier State British & World English

Informal name for Indiana.

island state British & World English

An island governed by a single autonomous body

nation state British & World English

A sovereign state of which most of the citizens or subjects are united also by factors which define a nation, such as language or common descent

Nutmeg State British & World English

Informal name for Connecticut.

Pelican State British & World English

Informal name for Louisiana.


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