Definition of interstate in English:


Syllabification: in·ter·state
Pronunciation: /ˈin(t)ərˌstāt


1Existing or carried on between states: 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.


(also interstate highway) Back to top  
One of a system of expressways covering the 48 contiguous states: a picnic area just off the interstate Interstate 65 runs generally parallel to Route 31
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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.

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