state

State can be a condition — like solid, liquid, or gas, or even sad or happy. It can also be a state as in Idaho or New York. To state is to say something.

State comes from the Latin status, meaning "condition of a country." Interestingly, even before the Revolutionary War, Britain called the American colonies states. The “States” still refers to America, but state can refer to any country’s civil government. The idea of state as a physical or emotional condition came later. Depending on your state of mind, you can state that the state of your state is awesome. Unless it’s in a state of emergency, which is no good.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: state

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n
the way something is with respect to its main attributes
2
n
a politically organized body of people under a single government
3
v
express in words
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: state
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n the way something is with respect to its main attributes

“the current state of knowledge”
“his state of health”
“in a weak financial state
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Aaron
(Old Testament) elder brother of Moses and first high priest of the Israelites; created the golden calf
Domingo de Guzman
(Roman Catholic Church) Spanish priest who founded an order whose members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars (circa 1170-1221)
Cold War
a state of political hostility that existed from 1945 until 1990 between countries led by the Soviet Union and countries led by the United States
Great Depression
the economic crisis beginning with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing through the 1930s
Saint Ambrose
(Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the Church (340?-397)
Bishop Berkeley
Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753)
Eusebius of Caesarea
Christian bishop of Caesarea in Palestine; a church historian and a leading early Christian exegete (circa 270-340)
Saint Ignatius
bishop of Antioch who was martyred under the Roman Emperor Trajan (died 110)
William Ralph Inge
English prelate noted for his pessimistic sermons and articles (1860-1954)
Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros
prelate who was the confessor of Isabella I and who was later appointed Grand Inquisitor (1436-1517)
St. Martin
French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)
John Henry Newman
English prelate and theologian who (with John Keble and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement; Newman later turned to Roman Catholicism and became a cardinal (1801-1890)
Saint Nicholas
a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)
Armand Jean du Plessis
French prelate and statesman; principal minister to Louis XIII (1585-1642)
Desmond Tutu
South African prelate and leader of the antiapartheid struggle (born in 1931)
Bishop Ulfilas
a Christian believed to be of Cappadocian descent who became bishop of the Visigoths in 341 and translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic; traditionally held to have invented the Gothic alphabet (311-382)
James Ussher
Irish prelate who deduced from the Bible that Creation occurred in the year 4004 BC (1581-1656)
William of Wykeham
English prelate and statesman; founded a college at Oxford and Winchester College in Winchester; served as chancellor of England and bishop of Winchester (1324-1404)
Stefan Wyszynski
Polish prelate who persuaded the Soviet to allow greater religious freedom in Poland (1901-1981)
Saint Anselm
an Italian who was a Benedictine monk; was archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109; one of the founders of scholasticism; best known for his proof of the existence of God
Saint Thomas a Becket
(Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170)
Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmine
Italian cardinal and theologian (1542-1621)
Cesare Borgia
Italian cardinal and military leader; model for Machiavelli's prince (1475-1507)
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feeling
the experiencing of affective and emotional states
skillfulness
the state of being cognitively skillful
cleavage
the state of being split or cleft
medium
a state that is intermediate between extremes; a middle position
ornamentation
the state of being ornamented
condition
a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing
condition, status
a state at a particular time
conditionality
the state of being conditional
ground state
(physics) the lowest energy state of an atom or other particle
nationhood
the state of being a nation
situation, state of affairs
the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time
relationship
a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection)
relationship
a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries
tribalism
the state of living together in tribes
utopia
ideally perfect state; especially in its social and political and moral aspects
dystopia
state in which the conditions of life are extremely bad as from deprivation or oppression or terror
natural state, state of nature, wild
a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
isomerism
the state of being an isomer; the complex of chemical and physical phenomena characteristic of isomers
degree, level, point, stage
a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
office, power
(of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power
position, status
the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
being, beingness, existence
the state or fact of existing
nonbeing
the state of not being
death
the absence of life or state of being dead
employ, employment
the state of being employed or having a job
unemployment
the state of being unemployed or not having a job
order
established customary state (especially of society)
disorder
a disturbance of the peace or of public order
antagonism, enmity, hostility
a state of deep-seated ill-will
conflict
a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests
illumination
the degree of visibility of your environment
freedom
the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints
agency, delegacy, representation
the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
dependance, dependence, dependency
the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
motion
a state of change
lifelessness, motionlessness, stillness
a state of no motion or movement
dead letter, non-issue
the state of something that has outlived its relevance
action, activeness, activity
the state of being active
inaction, inactiveness, inactivity
the state of being inactive
temporary state
a state that continues for a limited time
forthcomingness, imminence, imminency, imminentness, impendence, impendency
the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon
preparation, preparedness, readiness
the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
flux, state of flux
a state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action
kalemia
the presence of excess potassium in the circulating blood
enlargement
the state of being enlarged
separation
the state of lacking unity
unification, union
the state of being joined or united or linked
matureness, maturity
state of being mature; full development
immatureness, immaturity
not having reached maturity
grace, saving grace, state of grace
(Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence
damnation, eternal damnation
the state of being condemned to eternal punishment in Hell
omniscience
the state of being omniscient; having infinite knowledge
omnipotence
the state of being omnipotent; having unlimited power
flawlessness, ne plus ultra, perfection
the state of being without a flaw or defect
integrity, unity, wholeness
an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
imperfection, imperfectness
the state or an instance of being imperfect
receivership
the state of property that is in the hands of a receiver
ownership
the state or fact of being an owner
obligation
the state of being obligated to do or pay something
death, destruction, end
a final state
annulment, revocation
the state of being cancelled or annulled
merchantability
the state of being fit for market; ready to be bought or sold
turgor
(biology) the normal rigid state of fullness of a cell or blood vessel or capillary resulting from pressure of the contents against the wall or membrane
homozygosity
the state of being homozygous; having two identical alleles of the same gene
heterozygosity
the state of being heterozygous; having two different alleles of the same gene
neotony
the state resulting when juvenile characteristics are retained by the adults of a species
plurality
the state of being plural
polyvalence, polyvalency
(toxicology) the state of being capable of counteracting more than one toxin or antigen or kind of microorganism
multivalence, multivalency, polyvalence, polyvalency
(chemistry) the state of having a valence greater than two
paternity
the state of being a father
utilization
the state of having been made use of
diversity
the condition or result of being changeable
face
status in the eyes of others
expertise, expertness
skillfulness by virtue of possessing special knowledge
handiness
skillfulness with the hands
coordination
the skillful and effective interaction of movements
versatility
having a wide variety of skills
command, control, mastery
great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
adeptness, adroitness, deftness, facility, quickness
skillful performance or ability without difficulty
fluency
skillfulness in speaking or writing
proficiency, technique
skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity
efficiency
skillfulness in avoiding wasted time and effort
affect
the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
emotion
any strong feeling
thing
a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion
glow
a feeling of considerable warmth
faintness
a feeling of faintness and of being ready to swoon
soul, soulfulness
deep feeling or emotion
passion, passionateness
a strong feeling or emotion
sentiment
tender, romantic, or nostalgic feeling or emotion
complex
(psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior
ambivalence, ambivalency
mixed feelings or emotions
apathy
an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
desire
the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
sex, sexual urge
all of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses
pleasance, pleasure
a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience
pain, painfulness
emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid
pang, stab, twinge
a sudden sharp feeling
liking
a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment
dislike
a feeling of aversion or antipathy
gratitude
a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation
ingratitude, ungratefulness
a lack of gratitude
unconcern
a feeling of lack of concern
shame
a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt
pride, pridefulness
a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
humbleness, humility
a humble feeling
amazement, astonishment
the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising
devastation
the feeling of being confounded or overwhelmed
expectation
the feeling that something is about to happen
levity
feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness
gravity, solemnity
a solemn and dignified feeling
sensitiveness, sensitivity
sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)
agitation
the feeling of being agitated; not calm
calmness
a feeling of calm; an absence of agitation or excitement
bravery, fearlessness
feeling no fear
happiness
emotions experienced when in a state of well-being
sadness, unhappiness
emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
hope
the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled
despair
the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well
affection, affectionateness, fondness, heart, philia, tenderness, warmheartedness, warmness
a positive feeling of liking
humor, humour, mood, temper
a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
fellow feeling, sympathy
sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)
enthusiasm
a feeling of excitement
pseudobulb
a solid bulblike enlargement of the stem of some orchids
anchorage
the condition of being secured to a base
health
the general condition of body and mind
mode
a particular functioning condition or arrangement
ecological niche, niche
(ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species)
noise conditions
the condition of being noisy (as in a communication channel)
involvement, participation
the condition of sharing in common with others (as fellows or partners etc.)
prepossession
the condition of being prepossessed
regularisation, regularization
the condition of having been made regular (or more regular)
saturation
a condition in which a quantity no longer responds to some external influence
silence
the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking)
position, situation
a condition or position in which you find yourself
ski conditions
the amount and state of snow for skiing
election
the status or fact of being elected
nomination
the condition of having been proposed as a suitable candidate for appointment or election
absurd, the absurd
a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless
account, business relationship
a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services
acquaintance, acquaintanceship
a relationship less intimate than friendship
affiliation, association, tie, tie-up
a social or business relationship
anaclisis
(psychoanalysis) relationship marked by strong dependence on others; especially a libidinal attachment to e.g. a parental figure
assimilation
the state of being assimilated; people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger national family
friendly relationship, friendship
the state of being friends (or friendly)
love affair, romance
a relationship between two lovers
membership
the state of being a member
sexual relationship
a relationship involving sexual intimacy
acceptance
the state of being acceptable and accepted
ballgame, new ballgame
a particular situation that is radically different from the preceding situation
challenge
a demanding or stimulating situation
childlessness
the condition of being without offspring
complication
a situation or condition that is complex or confused
crowding
a situation in which people or things are crowded together
disequilibrium
loss of equilibrium attributable to an unstable situation in which some forces outweigh others
element
the situation in which you are happiest and most effective
environment
the totality of surrounding conditions
equilibrium
a stable situation in which forces cancel one another
exclusion
the state of being excluded
fish bowl, fishbowl, goldfish bowl
a state of affairs in which you have no privacy
hotbed
a situation that is ideal for rapid development (especially of something bad)
inclusion
the state of being included
intestacy
the situation of being or dying without a legally valid will
picture, scene
a situation treated as an observable object
prison, prison house
a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement
rejection
the state of being rejected
size, size of it
the actual state of affairs
square one
the situation in which you begin an endeavor and to which you return if your efforts fail
status quo
the existing state of affairs
standardisation, standardization
the condition in which a standard has been successfully established
stigmatism
(optics) condition of an optical system (as a lens) in which light rays from a single point converge in a single focal point
astigmatism, astigmia
(optics) defect in an optical system in which light rays from a single point fail to converge in a single focal point
social stratification, stratification
the condition of being arranged in social strata or classes within a group
way
the condition of things generally
ladder
ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress
acme, elevation, height, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, tiptop, top
the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
extent
the point or degree to which something extends
end point, resultant
the final point in a process
standard of life, standard of living
a level of material comfort in terms of goods and services available to someone or some group
plane
a level of existence or development
state of the art
the highest degree of development of an art or technique at a particular time
ultimacy, ultimateness
the state or degree of being ultimate; the final or most extreme in degree or size or time or distance, "the ultimacy of these social values"
ordinary
the expected or commonplace condition or situation
circumstance
a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity
homelessness
the state or condition of having no home (especially the state of living in the streets)
thing
a special situation
reinstatement
the condition of being reinstated
executive clemency
the power (usually of a president or governor) to pardon or commute the sentence of someone convicted in that jurisdiction
war power
an extraordinary power exercised (usually by the executive branch) in the prosecution of a war and involving an extension of the powers that the government normally has in peacetime
equality, equation, equivalence, par
a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced
rank, social rank, social station, social status
position in a social hierarchy
place
proper or appropriate position or location
standing
social or financial or professional status or reputation
high status
a position of superior status
high ground
a position of superiority over opponents or competitors
high profile
a position attracting much attention and publicity
Holy Order, Order
(usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy
low status, lowliness, lowness
a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation
legal status
a status defined by law
bar sinister, bastardy, illegitimacy
the status of being born to parents who were not married
left-handedness
the status of being born of a morganatic marriage
command
a position of highest authority
nationality
the status of belonging to a particular nation by birth or naturalization
footing, terms
status with respect to the relations between people or groups
retirement
the state of being retired from one's business or occupation
actuality
the state of actually existing objectively
eternity, timeless existence, timelessness
a state of eternal existence believed in some religions to characterize the afterlife
preexistence
existing in a former state or previous to something else
coexistence
existing peacefully together
subsistence
the state of existing in reality; having substance
presence
the state of being present; current existence
nonentity, nonexistence
the state of not existing
life
the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living
aliveness, animation, life, living
the condition of living or the state of being alive
eternal rest, eternal sleep, quietus, rest, sleep
euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
defunctness, extinction
no longer in existence
life
a characteristic state or mode of living
transcendence, transcendency
a state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience
celibacy
an unmarried status
virginity
the condition or quality of being a virgin
civil order, polity
the form of government of a social organization
rule of law
a state of order in which events conform to the law
quiet, tranquility, tranquillity
an untroubled state; free from disturbances
concord, concordance, harmony
a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole
stability
a stable order (especially of society)
peace
the state prevailing during the absence of war
anarchy, lawlessness
a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)
instability
an unstable order
confusion
disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably
riot, rioting
a state of disorder involving group violence
disorderliness, roughness, rowdiness, rowdyism
rowdy behavior
commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do
a disorderly outburst or tumult
discord, strife
lack of agreement or harmony
Sturm und Drang, turbulence, upheaval
a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)
latent hostility, tension
feelings of hostility that are not manifest
clash, friction
a state of conflict between persons
clash
a state of conflict between colors
state of war, war
a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
cold war
a state of political hostility between countries using means short of armed warfare
disagreement, dissension, dissonance
a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
suspicion
the state of being suspected
light, lighting
having abundant light or illumination
dark, darkness
absence of light or illumination
innocence
a state or condition of being innocent of a specific crime or offense
innocence, pureness, purity, sinlessness, whiteness
the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
guilt, guiltiness
the state of having committed an offense
academic freedom
the freedom of teachers and students to express their ideas in school without religious or political or institutional restrictions
enfranchisement
freedom from political subjugation or servitude
blank check, free hand
freedom to do as you see fit
free rein, play
the removal of constraints
freedom of the seas
the right of merchant ships to travel freely in international waters
independence, independency
freedom from control or influence of another or others
liberty
freedom of choice
civil liberty, political liberty
one's freedom to exercise one's rights as guaranteed under the laws of the country
liberty
personal freedom from servitude or confinement or oppression
svoboda
(Russia) freedom
subjection, subjugation
forced submission to control by others
encapsulation
the condition of being enclosed (as in a capsule)
free agency
(sports) the state of a professional athlete who is free to negotiate a contract to play for any team
legal representation
personal representation that has legal status
helplessness
the state of needing help from something
reliance
the state of relying on something
subordination
the state of being subordinate to something
contingency
the state of being contingent on something
polarisation, polarization
the condition of having or giving polarity
palpitation, quiver, quivering, shakiness, shaking, trembling, vibration
a shaky motion
perpetual motion
motion that continues indefinitely without any external source of energy; impossible in practice because of friction
precession
the motion of a spinning body (as a top) in which it wobbles so that the axis of rotation sweeps out a cone
flow, stream
something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously
fixedness, immobility, stationariness
remaining in place
agency
the state of being in action or exerting power
virus
a harmful or corrupting agency
busyness, hum
the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity
behavior, behaviour
the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances
eructation, eruption, extravasation
(of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed)
operation
the state of being in effect or being operative
overdrive
the state of high or excessive activity or productivity or concentration
play
a state in which action is feasible
swing
a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
abeyance, suspension
temporary cessation or suspension
anergy
inactivity and lack of energy
arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage
the state of inactivity following an interruption
calcification
an inflexible and unchanging state
deep freeze
temporary inactivity or suspension
desuetude
a state of inactivity or disuse
dormancy, quiescence, quiescency
a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction
extinction
no longer active; extinguished
holding pattern
a state of inaction with no progress and no change
rest
a state of inaction
doldrums, stagnancy, stagnation
a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)
stagnancy, stagnation
inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation
stasis
inactivity resulting from a static balance between opposing forces
frame of mind, state of mind
a temporary psychological state
fatigue, tiredness, weariness
temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work
depletion
the state of being depleted
drunkenness, inebriation, inebriety, insobriety, intoxication, tipsiness
a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
soberness, sobriety
the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol
sleeplessness, wakefulness
a temporary state in which you are unable (or unwilling) to sleep
drowsiness, sleepiness, somnolence
a very sleepy state
ready
poised for action
alert, qui vive
condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
emergency
a state in which martial law applies
clutch
a tense critical situation
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state
the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
quickening
the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus
introversion, invagination
the condition of being folded inward or sheathed
roots
the condition of belonging to a particular place or group by virtue of social or ethnic or cultural lineage
hyalinisation, hyalinization
the state of being hyaline or having become hyaline
vacuolation, vacuolisation, vacuolization
the state of having become filled with vacuoles
protuberance
the condition of being protuberant; the condition of bulging out
lysogenicity, lysogeny
the condition of a host bacterium that has incorporated a phage into its own genetic material
curvature
(medicine) a curving or bending; often abnormal
neonatal death
death of a liveborn infant within the first 28 days of life
SIDS, cot death, crib death, infant death, sudden infant death syndrome
sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep
lump, puffiness, swelling
an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state
(psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic
difficulty
a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
discreteness, distinctness, separateness, severalty
the state of being several and distinct
isolation
a state of separation between persons or groups
discontinuity
lack of connection or continuity
disconnectedness, disconnection, disjunction, disjuncture
state of being disconnected
coalition, fusion
the state of being combined into one body
connectedness, connection, link
the state of being connected
colligation, conjugation, conjunction, junction
the state of being joined together
association
the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination
disassociation
the state of being unconnected in memory or imagination
marriage
a close and intimate union
syncretism
the union (or attempted fusion) of different systems of thought or belief (especially in religion or philosophy)
improvement, melioration
a condition superior to an earlier condition
declination, decline
a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
adulthood
the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity
ripeness
the state of being ripe
youth
early maturity; the state of being young or immature or inexperienced
post-maturity, post-menopause
the state in which women have stopped ovulating
greenness
the state of not being ripe
callowness, jejuneness, juvenility
lacking and evidencing lack of experience of life
prematureness, prematurity
the state of being premature
adolescence
in the state that someone is in between puberty and adulthood
childhood, puerility
the state of a child between infancy and adolescence
babyhood, infancy
the earliest state of immaturity
rank
relative status
caste
social status or position conferred by a system based on class
dignity
high office or rank or station
nobility, noblesse
the state of being of noble birth
ordination
the status of being ordained to a sacred office
pedestal
a position of great esteem (and supposed superiority)
leadership
the status of a leader
ennoblement
the state of being noble
ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, control, dominance
the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
comfort, comfortableness
a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain
discomfort, uncomfortableness
the state of being tense and feeling pain
demand, need
a condition requiring relief
fullness
the condition of being filled to capacity
emptiness
the state of containing nothing
nakedness, nudeness, nudity
the state of being without clothing or covering of any kind
depilation, hairlessness
the condition of being void of hair
deshabille, dishabille
the state of being carelessly or partially dressed
fire and brimstone
(Old Testament) God's means of destroying sinners
God's Wisdom
the omniscience of a divine being
God's Will
the omnipotence of a divine being
dream
someone or something wonderful
cultivation, culture, finish, polish, refinement
a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
fare-thee-well
state of perfection; the utmost degree
intactness
the state of being unimpaired
completeness
the state of being complete and entire; having everything that is needed
incompleteness, rawness
the state of being crude and incomplete and imperfect
failing, weakness
a flaw or weak point
flaw
an imperfection in a plan or theory or legal document that causes it to fail or that reduces its effectiveness
defect
an imperfection in a bodily system
defect, fault, flaw
an imperfection in an object or machine
wart
an imperfection in someone or something that is suggestive of a wart (especially in smallness or unattractiveness)
defectiveness, faultiness
the state of being defective
crudeness, crudity, primitiveness, primitivism, rudeness
a wild or unrefined state
circumstances, destiny, fate, fortune, lot, luck, portion
your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
possibility, possibleness
capability of existing or happening or being true
hopefulness
full of hope
despair, desperation
a state in which all hope is lost or absent
pureness, purity
being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material
impureness, impurity
the condition of being impure
financial condition
the condition of (corporate or personal) finances
economic condition
the condition of the economy
financial obligation, indebtedness, liability
an obligation to pay money to another party
sanitary condition
the state of sanitation (clean or dirty)
tilth
the state of aggregation of soil and its condition for supporting plant growth
order, orderliness
a condition of regular or proper arrangement
disorder, disorderliness
a condition in which things are not in their expected places
normalcy, normality
being within certain limits that define the range of normal functioning
lactosuria
presence of lactose in the urine; can occur during pregnancy or lactation
environmental condition
the state of the environment
climate, mood
the prevailing psychological state
ambiance, ambience, atmosphere
a particular environment or surrounding influence
immunity, unsusceptibility
the state of not being susceptible
immunity, resistance
(medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
subservience
the condition of being something that is useful in reaching an end or carrying out a plan
susceptibility, susceptibleness
the state of being susceptible; easily affected
wetness
the condition of containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
dryness, waterlessness, xerotes
the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
safety
the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions
danger
the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury
tautness, tenseness, tension, tensity
the physical condition of being stretched or strained
amyotonia, atonia, atonicity, atony
lack of normal muscular tension or tonus
laxity, laxness
the condition of being physiologically lax
repair
a formal way of referring to the condition of something
soundness
a state or condition free from damage or decay
muteness, mutism
the condition of being unable or unwilling to speak
eye condition
the condition of the optical properties of the eye
unsoundness
a condition of damage or decay
impropriety
the condition of being improper
dark, darkness, iniquity, wickedness
absence of moral or spiritual values
illumination, light
a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
malady
any unwholesome or desperate condition
sale
the state of being purchasable; offered or exhibited for selling
climax
the most severe stage of a disease
serration
the condition of being serrated
amphidiploidy
the condition of being amphidiploid
diploidy
the condition of being diploid
haploidy
the condition of being haploid
heteroploidy
the condition of being heteroploid
polyploidy
the condition of being polyploid
mosaicism
the condition in which an organism has two or more cell populations that differ in genetic makeup
orphanage, orphanhood
the condition of being a child without living parents
stigmatism
the condition of having or being marked by stigmata
transsexualism
condition in which a person assumes the identity and permanently acts the part of the gender opposite to his or her biological sex
absolution
the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance
automation
the condition of being automatically operated or controlled
brutalisation, brutalization
the condition of being treated in a cruel and savage manner
condemnation
the condition of being strongly disapproved of
deification
the condition of being treated like a god
diversification
the condition of being varied
exoneration
the condition of being relieved from blame or obligation
facilitation
the condition of being made easy (or easier)
frizz
the condition of being formed into small tight curls
fruition
the condition of bearing fruit
hospitalization
the condition of being treated as a patient in a hospital
identification
the condition of having the identity (of a person or object) established
impaction
the condition of being pressed closely together and firmly fixed
ionisation, ionization
the condition of being dissociated into ions (as by heat or radiation or chemical reaction or electrical discharge)
irradiation
the condition of being exposed to radiation
leakiness
the condition of permitting leaks or leakage
lubrication
the condition of having been made smooth or slippery by the application of a lubricant
mechanisation, mechanization
the condition of having a highly technical implementation
motivation
the condition of being motivated
mummification
a condition resembling that of a mummy
preservation
the condition of being (well or ill) preserved
prognathism
the condition of being prognathous; the condition of having a projecting jaw
rustication
the condition naturally attaching to life in the country
rustiness
the condition of being coated or clogged with rust
scandalisation, scandalization
the condition of being shocked (as by improper behavior)
slot
a position in a hierarchy or organization
toehold
a relatively insignificant position from which future progress might be made
submission
the condition of having submitted to control by someone or something else
urbanisation, urbanization
the condition of being urbanized
Type of:
attribute
an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity

n (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”
Synonyms:
state of matter
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form, phase
(physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary
liquid, liquid state, liquidity, liquidness
the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility
solid, solid state, solidness
the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
gas, gaseous state
the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container
plasma
(physical chemistry) a fourth state of matter distinct from solid or liquid or gas and present in stars and fusion reactors; a gas becomes a plasma when it is heated until the atoms lose all their electrons, leaving a highly electrified collection of nuclei and free electrons
interplanetary gas
a rarefied flow of gas and charged particles (plasma) that stream from the sun and form the solar wind
dispersed particles, dispersed phase
(of colloids) a substance in the colloidal state
dispersing medium, dispersing phase, dispersion medium
(of colloids) a substance in which another is colloidally dispersed
Type of:
chemical phenomenon
any natural phenomenon involving chemistry (as changes to atoms or molecules)

n a state of depression or agitation

“he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him”
Type of:
emotional state, spirit
the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)
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n a politically organized body of people under a single government

“the state has elected a new president”
Synonyms:
body politic, commonwealth, country, land, nation, res publica
Examples:
Tamil Eelam
the independent state that the Tamil Tigers have fought for
Carthage
an ancient city state on the north African coast near modern Tunis; founded by Phoenicians; destroyed and rebuilt by Romans; razed by Arabs in 697
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commonwealth country
any of the countries in the British Commonwealth
developing country
a country that is poor and whose citizens are mostly agricultural workers but that wants to become more advanced socially and economically
Dominion
one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth
foreign country
any state of which one is not a citizen
Reich
the German state
renegade state, rogue nation, rogue state
a state that does not respect other states in its international actions
suzerain
a state exercising a degree of dominion over a dependent state especially in its foreign affairs
sea power
a nation that possesses formidable naval strength
great power, major power, power, superpower, world power
a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
city state, city-state
a state consisting of a sovereign city
ally
a friendly nation
Hohenzollern empire, Second Reich
the Reich when Hohenzollern monarchs ruled Germany (from 1871 to 1919)
Nazi Germany, Third Reich
the Nazi dictatorship under Hitler (1933-1945)
hegemon
a leading or paramount power
Type of:
political entity, political unit
a unit with political responsibilities

n the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state

“the state has lowered its income tax”
Types:
Soviets
the government of the Soviet Union
welfare state
a government that undertakes responsibility for the welfare of its citizens through programs in public health and public housing and pensions and unemployment compensation etc.
Type of:
authorities, government, regime
the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit

n the territory occupied by a nation

Synonyms:
country, land
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Antigua and Barbuda
a country in the northern Leeward Islands
Republic of Cape Verde
an island country in the Atlantic off the coast of Senegal
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948
Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros
a country on the Comoro Islands
Republic of Cuba
a communist state in the Caribbean on the island of Cuba
Republic of Haiti
a republic in the West Indies on the western part of the island of Hispaniola; achieved independence from France in 1804; the poorest and most illiterate nation in the western hemisphere
Dominican Republic
a republic in the West Indies; located on the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola
Jamaica
a country on the island of Jamaica; became independent of England in 1962; much poverty; the major industry is tourism
Barbados
a parliamentary democracy on the island of Barbados; former British colony; a popular resort area
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
an island republic in the West Indies off the northeastern coast of Venezuela; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
Republic of Cyprus
a country on the island of Cyprus; 80% of the people are of Greek origin and 20% or Turkish origin
Commonwealth of Dominica
a country on the island of Dominica
East Timor
a former Portuguese colony that was annexed by Indonesia in 1976; voted for independence from Indonesia in 1999 and in May 2002 became an independent nation
Republic of Fiji
an independent state within the British Commonwealth located on the Fiji Islands
State of Israel
Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
Etruria
an ancient country in central Italy; assimilated by the Romans by about 200 BC
Commonwealth of Australia
a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
Federated States of Micronesia
a country scattered over Micronesia with a constitutional government in free association with the United States; achieved independence in 1986
Republic of the Marshall Islands
a republic (under United States protection) on the Marshall Islands
Tuvalu
a small island republic on the Tuvalu islands; formerly part of the British colony of Gilbert and Ellice Islands until it withdrew in 1975 and became independent of the United Kingdom in 1978
Republic of Kiribati
an island republic in the west central Pacific just to the south of the equator
Republic of Nauru
an island republic on Nauru Island; phosphate exports support the economy
Independent State of Papua New Guinea
a parliamentary democracy on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea; in 1975 it became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations
Commonwealth of the Bahamas
island country in the Atlantic to the east of Florida and Cuba; a popular winter resort
Burkina Faso
a desperately poor landlocked country in western Africa; was formerly Upper Volta under French rule but gained independence in 1960
Republic of Indonesia
a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions
Grenada
an island state in the West Indies in the southeastern Caribbean Sea; an independent state within the British Commonwealth
Republic of Maldives
a republic on the Maldive Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1965
Republic of Malta
a republic on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
Republic of Mauritius
a parliamentary state on the island of Mauritius
New Zealand
an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery
Republic of Palau
a republic in the western central Pacific Ocean in association with the United States
Republic of the Philippines
a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946
Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
a country on several of the Leeward Islands; located to the east southeast of Puerto Rico; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1983
Saint Lucia
a country on the island of Saint Lucia; gained independence from Great Britain in 1979
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
an island country in the central Windward Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1979
Independent State of Samoa
a constitutional monarchy on the western part of the islands of Samoa in the South Pacific
Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
island nation in the South Atlantic off the west coast of Africa; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975; has enormous offshore oil reserves
Republic of Seychelles
a republic on the Seychelles islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1976
Solomon Islands
the southern Solomon Islands that since 1978 form an independent state in the British Commonwealth
Rus
the medieval Russian state established by Scandinavian traders in the 9th century; the capital was first in Novgorod and then in Kiev
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991
Russian Federation
a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
Ukrayina
a republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century
Turkmenistan
a republic in Asia to the east of the Caspian Sea and to the south of Kazakhstan and to the north of Iran; an Asian soviet from 1925 to 1991
Friendly Islands
a monarchy on a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1970
Republic of Turkey
a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
Republic of Vanuatu
a volcanic island republic in Melanesia; independent since 1980
Balkans
the Balkan countries collectively
Republic of Namibia
a republic in southwestern Africa on the south Atlantic coast (formerly called South West Africa); achieved independence from South Africa in 1990; the greater part of Namibia forms part of the high Namibian plateau of South Africa
Islamic State of Afghanistan
a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south
Republic of Albania
a republic in southeastern Europe on the Adriatic coast of the Balkan Peninsula
Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria
a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s
Republic of Angola
a republic in southwestern Africa on the Atlantic Ocean; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975 and was the scene of civil war until 1990
Argentine Republic
a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America
Republic of Bulgaria
a republic in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe
Union of Burma
a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal
Republic of Burundi
a landlocked republic in east central Africa on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika
Kingdom of Cambodia
a nation in southeastern Asia; was part of Indochina under French rule until 1946
Republic of Cameroon
a republic on the western coast of central Africa; was under French and British control until 1960
Central African Republic
a landlocked country in central Africa; formerly under French control; became independent in 1960
Republic of Chad
a landlocked desert republic in north-central Africa; was under French control until 1960
Republic of Chile
a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast
People's Republic of China
a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
Republic of Colombia
a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language
Republic of the Congo
a republic in west-central Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960
Democratic Republic of the Congo
a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
Republic of Costa Rica
a republic in Central America; one of the most politically stable countries in Latin America
Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
a republic in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; one of the most prosperous and politically stable countries in Africa
Republic of Guatemala
a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; noted for low per capita income and illiteracy; politically unstable
British Honduras
a country on the northeastern coast of Central America on the Caribbean; formerly under British control
Republic of Honduras
a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; an early center of Mayan culture
Republic of El Salvador
a republic on the Pacific coast of Central America
Republic of Nicaragua
a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821
Republic of Panama
a republic on the Isthmus of Panama; achieved independence from Colombia in 1903
United Mexican States
a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
Czech Republic
a landlocked republic in central Europe; separated from Slovakia in 1993
Slovak Republic
a landlocked republic in central Europe; separated from the Czech Republic in 1993
Republic of Benin
a country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control
Togolese Republic
a republic on the western coast of Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; formerly under French control
Kingdom of Denmark
a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe; consists of the mainland of Jutland and many islands between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea
Republic of Djibouti
a country in northeastern Africa on the Somali peninsula; formerly under French control but became independent in 1997
Republic of Equatorial Guinea
a country of west central Africa (including islands in the Gulf of Guinea); became independent from Spain in 1968
Kingdom of Norway
a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe on the western side of the Scandinavian Peninsula; achieved independence from Sweden in 1905
Kingdom of Sweden
a Scandinavian kingdom in the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula
Federal Republic of Germany
a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
German Democratic Republic
a republic in north central Europe on the Baltic; established by the Soviet Union in 1954; reunified with West Germany in 1990
Federal Republic of Germany
a republic in north central Europe on the North Sea; established in 1949 from the zones of Germany occupied by the British and French and Americans after the German defeat; reunified with East Germany in 1990
Republic of Ecuador
a republic in northwestern South America; became independent from Spain in 1822; the landscape is dominated by the Andes
State of Eritrea
an African country to the north of Ethiopia on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Ethiopia in 1993
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia
Republic of Finland
republic in northern Europe; achieved independence from Russia in 1917
Hellenic Republic
a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Israel
an ancient kingdom of the Hebrew tribes at the southeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Saul around 1025 BC and destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 BC
Italian Republic
a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
Roumania
a republic in southeastern Europe with a short coastline on the Black Sea
Rwandese Republic
a landlocked republic in central Africa; formerly a German colony
Yugoslavia
a former country of southeastern Europe bordering the Adriatic Sea; formed in 1918 and named Yugoslavia in 1929; controlled by Marshal Tito as a communist state until his death in 1980
Republic of Croatia
a republic in the western Balkans in south-central Europe in the eastern Adriatic coastal area; formerly part of the Habsburg monarchy and Yugoslavia; became independent in 1991
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
a mountainous republic in southeastern Europe bordering on the Adriatic Sea; formed from two of the six republics that made up Yugoslavia until 1992; Serbia and Montenegro were known as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia until 2003 when they adopted the name of the Union of Serbia and Montenegro
Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
a mountainous republic of south-central Europe; formerly part of the Ottoman Empire and then a part of Yugoslavia; voted for independence in 1992 but the mostly Serbian army of Yugoslavia refused to accept the vote and began ethnic cleansing in order to rid Bosnia of its Croats and Muslims
Republic of Slovenia
a mountainous republic in central Europe; formerly part of the Habsburg monarchy and Yugoslavia; achieved independence in 1991
Canada
a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada
Republic of Austria
a mountainous republic in central Europe; under the Habsburgs (1278-1918) Austria maintained control of the Holy Roman Empire and was a leader in European politics until the 19th century
State of Bahrain
an island country in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Saudi Arabia; oil revenues funded progressive programs until reserves were exhausted in 1970s
People's Republic of Bangladesh
a Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of Bengal to the south; formerly part of India and then part of Pakistan; it achieved independence in 1971
Flanders
a medieval country in northern Europe that included regions now parts of northern France and Belgium and southwestern Netherlands
Kingdom of Belgium
a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Kingdom of Bhutan
a landlocked principality in the Himalayas to the northeast of India
Republic of Botswana
a landlocked republic in south-central Africa that became independent from British control in the 1960s
Republic of Bolivia
a landlocked republic in central South America; Simon Bolivar founded Bolivia in 1825 after winning independence from Spain
Federative Republic of Brazil
the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
England
a division of the United Kingdom
Northern Ireland
a division of the United Kingdom located on the northern part of the island of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
Scotland
one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
Negara Brunei Darussalam
a sultanate in northwestern Borneo; became independent of Great Britain in 1984
Arab Republic of Egypt
a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
Republic of India
a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Kingdom of Nepal
a small landlocked Asian country high in the Himalayas between India and China
Sitsang
an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China; located in the Himalayas
Islamic Republic of Iran
a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
Republic of Iraq
a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
Nippon
a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea
Republic of Kenya
a republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1963; major archeological discoveries have been made in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya
State of Kuwait
an Arab kingdom in Asia on the northwestern coast of the Persian Gulf; a major source of petroleum
French Republic
a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Gabonese Republic
a republic on the west coast of Africa
Republic of The Gambia
a narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West Africa
Republic of Ghana
a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea
Republic of Guinea
a republic in western Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958
Republic of Guinea-Bissau
a republic on the northwestern coast of Africa; recognized as independent by Portugal in 1974
Co-operative Republic of Guyana
a republic in northeastern South America; formerly part of the British Empire, but it achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
Kingdom of The Netherlands
a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
Republic of Hungary
a republic in central Europe
Republic of Iceland
an island republic on the island of Iceland; became independent of Denmark in 1944
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
a communist country in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
Republic of Korea
a republic in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
Lao People's Democratic Republic
a mountainous landlocked communist state in southeastern Asia; achieved independence from France in 1949
Lebanese Republic
an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean
Kingdom of Lesotho
a landlocked constitutional monarchy in southern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
Republic of Liberia
a republic in West Africa; established in 1822 by Americans as a way to free negro slaves
Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
a military dictatorship in northern Africa on the Mediterranean; consists almost entirely of desert; a major exporter of petroleum
Principality of Liechtenstein
a small landlocked principality (constitutional monarchy) in central Europe located in the Alps between Austria and Switzerland
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
a grand duchy (a constitutional monarchy) landlocked in northwestern Europe between France and Belgium and Germany; an international financial center
Macedonia
landlocked republic on the Balkan Peninsula; achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991
Republic of Madagascar
a republic on the island of Madagascar; achieved independence from France in 1960
Republic of Malawi
a landlocked republic in southern central Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
Malaysia
a constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957
Republic of Mali
a landlocked republic in northwestern Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960; Mali was a center of West African civilization for more than 4,000 years
Islamic Republic of Mauritania
a country in northwestern Africa with a provisional military government; achieved independence from France in 1960; largely western Sahara Desert
Principality of Monaco
a constitutional monarchy in a tiny enclave on the French Riviera
Mongolian People's Republic
a landlocked socialist republic in central Asia
Kingdom of Morocco
a kingdom (constitutional monarchy) in northwestern Africa with a largely Muslim population; achieved independence from France in 1956
Republic of Mozambique
a republic on the southeastern coast of Africa on the Mozambique Channel; became independent from Portugal in 1975
Republic of Niger
a landlocked republic in West Africa; gained independence from France in 1960; most of the country is dominated by the Sahara Desert
Federal Republic of Nigeria
a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; gained independence from Britain in 1960; most populous African country
Sultanate of Oman
a strategically located monarchy on the southern and eastern coasts of the Arabian Peninsula; the economy is dominated by oil
Islamic Republic of Pakistan
a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Republic of Paraguay
a landlocked republic in south central South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1811
Republic of Peru
a republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; was the heart of the Inca empire from the 12th to 16th centuries
Republic of Poland
a republic in central Europe; the invasion of Poland by Germany in 1939 started World War II
Portuguese Republic
a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)
State of Katar
an Arab country on the peninsula of Qatar; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1971; the economy is dominated by oil
Republic of San Marino
the smallest republic in the world; the oldest independent country in Europe (achieved independence in 301); located in the Apennines and completely surrounded by Italy
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
Republic of Senegal
a republic in northwestern Africa on the coast of the Atlantic; formerly a French colony but achieved independence in 1960
Republic of Sierra Leone
a republic in West Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1961
Republic of Singapore
a country in southeastern Asia on the island of Singapore; achieved independence from Malaysia in 1965
Somalia
a republic in extreme eastern Africa on the Somali peninsula; subject to tribal warfare
Republic of South Africa
a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
Republic of Belarus
a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet
Republic of Moldova
a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet but achieved independence in 1991
Republic of Armenia
a landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet; modern Armenia is but a fragment of ancient Armenia which was one of the world's oldest civilizations; throughout 2500 years the Armenian people have been invaded and oppressed by their neighbors
Azerbajdzhan Republic
a landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet
Sakartvelo
a republic in Asia Minor on the Black Sea separated from Russia by the Caucasus mountains; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
Republic of Kazakhstan
a landlocked republic to the south of Russia and to the northeast of the Caspian Sea; the original Turkic-speaking inhabitants were overrun by Mongols in the 13th century; an Asian soviet from 1936 to 1991
Kyrgyz Republic
a landlocked republic in west central Asia bordering on northwestern China; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
Republic of Tajikistan
a landlocked mountainous republic in southeast central Asia to the north of Afghanistan; formerly an Asian soviet
Republic of Uzbekistan
a landlocked republic in west central Asia; formerly an Asian soviet
Principality of Andorra
a small republic in the eastern Pyrenees between Spain and France
Kingdom of Spain
a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
Republic of the Sudan
a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom in 1956
Republic of Suriname
a republic in northeastern South America on the Atlantic; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1975
Kingdom of Swaziland
a landlocked monarchy in southeastern Africa; member of the commonwealth that achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1968
Swiss Confederation
a landlocked federal republic in central Europe
Syrian Arab Republic
an Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world's most ancient centers of civilization
United Republic of Tanzania
a republic in eastern Africa
Kingdom of Thailand
a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay Peninsula
Republic of Tunisia
a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean coast; achieved independence from France in 1956
Republic of Uganda
a landlocked republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
United Arab Emirates
a federation of seven Arab emirates on the eastern Arabian peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1971; rich in oil reserves
United States of America
North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Uruguay
a South American republic on the southeast coast of South America; achieved independence from Brazil in 1825
State of the Vatican City
the smallest sovereign state in the world; the see of the Pope (as the Bishop of Rome); home of the Pope and the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church; achieved independence from Italy in 1929
Republic of Venezuela
a republic in northern South America on the Caribbean; achieved independence from Spain in 1811; rich in oil
Socialist Republic of Vietnam
a communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945
North Vietnam
a former country in southeastern Asia that existed from 1954 (after the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu) until 1975 when South Vietnam collapsed at the end of the Vietnam War
South Vietnam
a former country in southeastern Asia that existed from 1954 (after the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu) until 1975 when it was defeated and annexed by North Vietnam
Republic of Yemen
a republic on the southwestern shores of the Arabian Peninsula on the Indian Ocean; formed in 1990
Republic of Zambia
a republic in central Africa; formerly controlled by Great Britain and called Northern Rhodesia until it gained independence within the commonwealth in 1964
Republic of Zimbabwe
a landlocked republic in south central Africa formerly called Rhodesia; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1980
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banana republic
a small country (especially in Central America) that is politically unstable and whose economy is dominated by foreign companies and depends on one export (such as bananas)
country of origin, fatherland, homeland, mother country, motherland, native land
the country where you were born
buffer country, buffer state
a small neutral state between two rival powers
kingdom
a country with a king as head of state
tax haven
a country or independent region where taxes are low
European country, European nation
any one of the countries occupying the European continent
African country, African nation
any one of the countries occupying the African continent
Asian country, Asian nation
any one of the nations occupying the Asian continent
South American country, South American nation
any one of the countries occupying the South American continent
North American country, North American nation
any country on the North American continent
sultanate
country or territory ruled by a sultan
old country
the country of origin of an immigrant
Scandinavian country, Scandinavian nation
any one of the countries occupying Scandinavia
Balkan country, Balkan nation, Balkan state
any one of the countries on the Balkan Peninsula
Central American country, Central American nation
any one of the countries occupying Central America; these countries (except for Belize and Costa Rica) are characterized by low per capita income and unstable governments
Type of:
administrative district, administrative division, territorial division
a district defined for administrative purposes

n the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation

“his state is in the deep south”
Synonyms:
province
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Guangdong province
a province in southern China
Gansu province
a province in north-central China; formerly part of the Silk Road to Turkistan and India and Persia
Hebei province
a populous province in northeastern China
Hunan province
a province in southeastern central China between the Nan Ling mountains and the Chang Jiang; noted for its timber and valuable mineral resources
Szechwan province
a populous province of south central China
Yunnan province
a province of southern China
Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region
an autonomous province in far northwestern China on the border with Mongolia and Kazakhstan; the largest province in the People's Republic of China and the homeland of the Uighur people
Inner Mongolia
an autonomous region of northeastern China that was annexed by the Manchu rulers in 1635 and became an integral part of China in 1911
Yucatan
a state of Mexico on the northern part of the Yucatan Peninsula
Campeche
a Mexican state on the eastern part of the Gulf of Campeche
Chihuahua
a state in northern Mexico; mostly high plateau
Coahuila
a state in northern Mexico; mostly high plateau
Quintana Roo
a Mexican state on the eastern side of the Yucatan Peninsula
Tabasco
a Mexican state on the Gulf of Campeche
Lower Saxony
a state in northwestern Germany
Bavaria
a state in southern Germany famous for its beer; site of an automobile factory
Kosovo
a Serbian province in southern Serbia and Montenegro populated predominantly by Albanians
Bosnia
the northern part of Bosnia-Herzegovina
Tirol
a picturesque mountainous province of western Austria and northern Italy
Assam
state in northeastern India
Karnataka
state in southern India; formerly Mysore
Manipur
state in northeastern India
Andhra Pradesh
a state of southeastern India on the Bay of Bengal
Bihar
a state of northeastern India
Goa
a state of southwestern India; a former Portuguese colony
Gujarat
an industrialized state in western India that includes parts of Bombay
Tamil Nadu
a state in southeastern India on the Bay of Bengal (south of Andhra Pradesh); formerly Madras
Uttar Pradesh
a state in northern India
Orissa
state in eastern India on the Bay of Bengal
West Bengal
a state in eastern India
Indonesian Borneo
the part of Indonesia on the southern side of the island of Borneo
Friesland
one of the northernmost provinces of the Netherlands
Orange Free State
a province in central South Africa that was colonized by the Boers; named Free State in 1997
Transvaal
a province of northeastern South Africa originally inhabited by Africans who spoke Bantu; colonized by the Boers
Cape of Good Hope Province
a former province of southern South Africa that was settled by the Dutch in 1652 and ceded to Great Britain in 1814; in 1994 it was split into three new provinces of South Africa
Cape of Good Hope
a province of western South Africa
Abkhazia
an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black Sea; a strong independence movement has resulted in much instability
Adzharia
an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black Sea
Buganda
a state of Uganda and site of a former Bantu kingdom
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
a self-governing commonwealth associated with the United States occupying the island of Puerto Rico
Abruzzi e Molise
a mountainous region of central Italy on the Adriatic
Basilicata
a region of southern Italy (forming the instep of the Italian `boot')
Calabria
a region of southern Italy (forming the toe of the Italian `boot')
Campania
a region of southwestern Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea including the islands of Capri and Ischia
Emilia-Romagna
a region of north central Italy on the Adriatic
Friuli-Venezia Giulia
a region in northeastern Italy
Latium
an ancient region of west central Italy (southeast of Rome) on the Tyrrhenian Sea
Liguria
region of northwestern Italy on the Ligurian Sea
Lombardia
a region of north central Italy bordering Switzerland
Marches
a region in central Italy
Molise
a region of south central Italy
Piedmont
the region of northwestern Italy; includes the Po valley
Apulia
a region in southeastern Italy on the Adriatic
Sardegna
the Italian region on the island of Sardinia; the kingdom of Sardinia was the nucleus for uniting Italy during the 19th century
Sicilia
the Italian region on the island of Sicily
Toscana
a region in central Italy
Trentino-Alto Adige
a region of northeastern Italy bordering Austria
Umbria
a mountainous region in central Italy
Valle D'Aosta
a region in northwestern Italy
Venezia-Euganea
a region of northeastern Italy on the Adriatic
Alberta
one of the three prairie provinces in western Canada; rich in oil and natural gas and minerals
British Columbia
a province in western Canada
Manitoba
one of the three prairie provinces in central Canada
New Brunswick
a province in southeastern Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador
a Canadian province on the island of Newfoundland and on the mainland along the coast of the Labrador Sea; became Canada's 10th province in 1949
Nova Scotia
the Canadian province in the Maritimes consisting of the Nova Scotia peninsula and Cape Breton Island; French settlers who called the area Acadia were exiled to Louisiana by the British in the 1750s and their descendants are know as Cajuns
Ontario
a prosperous and industrialized province in central Canada
Prince Edward Island
an island in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence; the smallest province of Canada
Quebec
the largest province of Canada; a French colony from 1663 to 1759 when it was lost to the British
Saskatchewan
one of the three prairie provinces in west central Canada
Queensland
a state in northeastern Australia
New South Wales
an Australian state in southeastern Australia
Victoria
a state in southeastern Australia
Tasmania
an Australian state on the island of Tasmania
South Australia
a state in south central Australia
Western Australia
a state containing the western third of Australia
Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic
formerly the largest Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR occupying eastern Europe and northern Asia
Camellia State
a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Last Frontier
a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union
Grand Canyon State
a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
Land of Opportunity
a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Golden State
a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
Centennial State
a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains
Constitution State
a New England state; one of the original 13 colonies
Diamond State
a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
Everglade State
a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Empire State of the South
a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Aloha State
a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands
Gem State
a state in the Rocky Mountains
Land of Lincoln
a midwestern state in north-central United States
Hoosier State
a state in midwestern United States
Hawkeye State
a state in midwestern United States
Sunflower State
a state in midwestern United States
Bluegrass State
a state in east central United States; a border state during the American Civil War; famous for breeding race horses
Pelican State
a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Pine Tree State
a state in New England
Old Line State
a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
Massachusetts
a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
Great Lakes State
a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
North Star State
a midwestern state
Magnolia State
a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War
Show Me State
a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union
Treasure State
a state in northwestern United States on the Canadian border
Cornhusker State
a midwestern state on the Great Plains
Battle Born State
a state in the southwestern United States
Granite State
a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
Garden State
a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies
Land of Enchantment
a state in southwestern United States on the Mexican border
New York State
a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
Old North State
a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies
Peace Garden State
a state of north central United States bordering on Canada
Buckeye State
a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
Sooner State
a state in south central United States
Beaver State
a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
Keystone State
a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
Little Rhody
a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies; the smallest state
Palmetto State
a state in the Deep South; one of the original 13 colonies
Mount Rushmore State
a state in north central United States
Volunteer State
a state in east central United States
Lone-Star State
the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
Beehive State
a state in the western United States; settled in 1847 by Mormons led by Brigham Young
Green Mountain State
a state in New England
Old Dominion State
a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
Evergreen State
a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
Mountain State
a state in east central United States
Badger State
a midwestern state in north central United States
Equality State
a state in the western United States; mountainous in the west and north with the Great Plains in the east
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commonwealth
the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico)
eparchy
a province in ancient Greece
American state
one of the 50 states of the United States
Italian region
Italy is divided into 20 regions for administrative purposes
Canadian province
Canada is divided into 12 provinces for administrative purposes
Australian state
one of the several states constituting Australia
Soviet Socialist Republic
one of the states that formerly made up the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (1922-1991)
slave state
any of the southern states in which slavery was legal prior to the American Civil War
free state
any state prohibiting slavery prior to the American Civil War
Type of:
administrative district, administrative division, territorial division
a district defined for administrative purposes
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v express in words

state your opinion”
state your name”
Synonyms:
say, tell
say
state as one's opinion or judgement; declare
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lay out, present, represent
bring forward and present to the mind
misstate
state something incorrectly
answer, reply, respond
react verbally
introduce, precede, preface, premise
furnish with a preface or introduction
announce, declare
announce publicly or officially
articulate, enunciate, vocalise, vocalize
express or state clearly
get out
express with difficulty
declare
state emphatically and authoritatively
declare
make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official
mention, note, observe, remark
make mention of
add, append, supply
state or say further
explain
define
give
convey or reveal information
sum, sum up, summarise, summarize
be a summary of
plead
enter a plea, as in courts of law
profess
confess one's faith in, or allegiance to
argue, reason
present reasons and arguments
argue, indicate
give evidence of
call back
return or repeat a telephone call
counter
speak in response
field
answer adequately or successfully
sass
answer back in an impudent or insolent manner
come back, rejoin, repay, retort, return, riposte
answer back
condemn
declare or judge unfit for use or habitation
promulgate
put a law into effect by formal declaration
bless, consecrate, hallow, sanctify
render holy by means of religious rites
account, answer for
furnish a justifying analysis or explanation
advise, propose, suggest
make a proposal, declare a plan for something
assure, promise
make a promise or commitment
promise
promise to undertake or give
take the Fifth, take the Fifth Amendment
refuse to testify by invoking the Fifth Amendment, which states that nobody may be forced to testify as a witness against himself or herself
preamble
make a preliminary introduction, usually to a formal document
prologise, prologize, prologuize
write or speak a prologue
condemn, doom, sentence
pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
spin
twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation
exclaim, proclaim, promulgate
state or announce
profess
state freely
affirm, assert, aver, avow, swan, swear, verify
to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
depone, depose, swear
make a deposition; declare under oath
attest, bear witness, take the stand, testify
give testimony in a court of law
quote
name the price of
insert, slip in, sneak in, stick in
insert casually
toss in
add casually to a conversation
decree
issue a decree
animadvert, opine, sound off, speak out, speak up
express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
bridle
respond to the reins, as of horses
comment, notice, point out, remark
make or write a comment on
count out
declare the loser
cast
deposit
Type of:
express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize
articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

v put before

Synonyms:
posit, put forward, submit
Type of:
advise, propose, suggest
make a proposal, declare a plan for something

v indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.

Synonyms:
express
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vote
express a choice or opinion
vote
express one's choice or preference by vote
vote
bring into existence or make available by vote
bullet vote
vote cumulatively and distribute the votes according to some principle
Type of:
denote, refer
have as a meaning
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