Definition of state:
the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south"
the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state; "the state has lowered its income tax"
a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"
(chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container); "the solid state of water is called ice"
a state of depression or agitation; "he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him"
the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789"
express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
put before; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"