18 entries found for state. The first 10 are listed below.
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Main Entry: 1state
Function: noun 1 a: manner or condition of being <a state of readiness> b: condition of mind or disposition <in a highly nervous state> 2 a: a condition or stage of the physical makeup of something <water in the gaseous state> b: a stage in the growth or development of a plant or animal <the larval state> 3 a: a politically organized body of people usually occupying a definite territory b: the political organization of such a body of people 4: one of the units of a nation having a federal government <the United States of America> 5: the territory of a state - state·less /-ls/ adjective