1. state of affairs the general state of things
  2. state of grace a state of sanctification by God
  3. 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
  4. state of the art the highest degree of development of an art or technique at a particular time
  5. 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
  6. state-of-the-art the highest level of development at a particular time
  7. state of war a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
  8. State of Israel Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
  9. man of affairs a person engaged in commercial or industrial business
  10. staff officer a commissioned officer assigned to a military commander's staff
  11. staff office the department responsible for hiring and training and placing employees and for setting policies for personnel management
  12. State of Kuwait an Arab kingdom in Asia on the northwestern coast of the Persian Gulf; a major source of petroleum
  13. State of Katar an Arab country on the peninsula of Qatar
  14. State of Qatar an Arab country on the peninsula of Qatar
  15. 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)
  16. state of nature a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
  17. state of mind a temporary psychological state
  18. Tower of Pharos a great lighthouse built at Alexandria in 285 BC
  19. steadfast marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
  20. Statue of Liberty a large monumental statue symbolizing liberty on Liberty Island in New York Bay