1. estate of the realm a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights
  2. aesthetic characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
  3. state of the art the highest degree of development of an art or technique at a particular time
  4. state-of-the-art the highest level of development at a particular time
  5. estate for life (law) an estate whose duration is limited to the life of the person holding it
  6. State of Israel Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
  7. peer of the realm a peer who is entitled to sit in the House of Lords
  8. Estates General assembly of the estates of all France; last meeting in 1789
  9. end of the world an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
  10. waste of material a useless consumption of material
  11. State of Eritrea an African country to the north of Ethiopia on the Red Sea
  12. Entomophthorales coextensive with the family Entomophthoraceae
  13. statutorily according to statute
  14. state of nature a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
  15. statutory law the body of laws created by legislative statutes
  16. state of grace a state of sanctification by God
  17. 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
  18. waste of time the devotion of time to a useless activity
  19. estival (rare) of or occurring in summer
  20. state of matter (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)