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state

Definitions


[steɪt], (Noun)

Definitions:
- the particular condition that someone or something is in at a specific time
(e.g: the state of the company's finances)

- a nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government
(e.g: Germany, Italy, and other European states)

- the civil government of a country
(e.g: services provided by the state)

- pomp and ceremony associated with monarchy or high levels of government
(e.g: he was buried in state)

- a specified impression taken from an etched or engraved plate at a particular stage
(e.g: an oblong plate, dry point, first state of eight)


Phrases:
- state of affairs
- state of emergency
- state of grace
- state of life
- state of play
- state of war

Origin:
Middle English (as a noun): partly a shortening of estate, partly from Latin status ‘manner of standing, condition’ (see status). The current verb senses date from the mid 17th century


[steɪt], (Verb)

Definitions:
- express something definitely or clearly in speech or writing
(e.g: the report stated that more than 51 per cent of voters failed to participate)

- present or introduce (a theme or melody) in a composition
(e.g: a bold theme is stated at the beginning, driving the entire ten-minute allegro)


Phrases:
- state of affairs
- state of emergency
- state of grace
- state of life
- state of play
- state of war

Origin:




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