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Definition of State


  1. The circumstances or condition of a being or thing at any given time.
  2. Rank; condition; quality; as, the state of honor.
  3. Condition of prosperity or grandeur; wealthy or prosperous circumstances; social importance.
  4. Appearance of grandeur or dignity; pomp.
  5. A chair with a canopy above it, often standing on a dais; a seat of dignity; also, the canopy itself.
  6. Estate, possession.
  7. A person of high rank.
  8. Any body of men united by profession, or constituting a community of a particular character; as, the civil and ecclesiastical states, or the lords spiritual and temporal and the commons, in Great Britain. Cf. Estate, n., 6.
  9. The principal persons in a government.
  10. The bodies that constitute the legislature of a country; as, the States-general of Holland.
  11. A form of government which is not monarchial, as a republic.
  12. A political body, or body politic; the whole body of people who are united one government, whatever may be the form of the government; a nation.
  13. In the United States, one of the commonwealth, or bodies politic, the people of which make up the body of the nation, and which, under the national constitution, stands in certain specified relations with the national government, and are invested, as commonwealth, with full power in their several spheres over all matters not expressly inhibited.
  14. Highest and stationary condition, as that of maturity between growth and decline, or as that of crisis between the increase and the abating of a disease; height; acme.
  15. Stately.
  16. Belonging to the state, or body politic; public.
  17. To set; to settle; to establish.
  18. To express the particulars of; to set down in detail or in gross; to represent fully in words; to narrate; to recite; as, to state the facts of a case, one's opinion, etc.
  19. A statement; also, a document containing a statement.

State Quotations

A birthday is just another day where you go to work and people give you love. Age is just a state of mind, and you are as old as you think you are. You have to count your blessings and be happy.
Abhishek Bachchan

Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It's not 'I love you' for this or that reason, not 'I love you if you love me.' It's love for no reason, love without an object.
Ram Dass

I think it's important to get your surroundings as well as yourself into a positive state - meaning surround yourself with positive people, not the kind who are negative and jealous of everything you do.
Heidi Klum

My trust in God flows out of the experience of his loving me, day in and day out, whether the day is stormy or fair, whether I'm sick or in good health, whether I'm in a state of grace or disgrace. He comes to me where I live and loves me as I am.
Brennan Manning

Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give - pleasure, possessions, power - but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy.
Dada Vaswani
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State Translations

state in Afrikaans is toestand, staat, verklaar, situasie
state in Dutch is verzekeren, beweren
state in Finnish is tila, valtio, valtakunta
state in Italian is esporre, posizione, asserzioni
state in Latin is civitas, res publica
state in Portuguese is estado
state in Spanish is especificar, declarar, estado, exponer, estacion
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