Word of the Week
STATE: Word of the Week for January 11-15
STATE is our SWES word of the week. It can be used in many different ways! Read on!
the condition of a person or thing, as with respect to circumstances or attributes:
a state of health.
2.the condition of matter with respect to structure, form, constitution, phase, or the like:
water in a gaseous state.
status, rank, or position in life; station:
He dresses in a manner befitting his state.
the style of living befitting a person of wealth and high rank:
to travel in state.
a particular condition of mind or feeling:
to be in an excited state.
an abnormally tense, nervous, or perturbed condition:
He's been in a state since hearing about his brother's death.
a politically unified people occupying a definite territory; nation.adjective
of or relating to the central civil government or authority.
made, maintained, or chartered by or under the authority of one of the commonwealths that make up a federal union:
a state highway; a state bank.
characterized by, attended with, or involving ceremony:
a state dinner.
used on or reserved for occasions of ceremony.verb (used with object), stat·ed, stat·ing.
to declare definitely or specifically:
She stated her position on the case.
to set forth formally in speech or writing:
to state a hypothesis.
to set forth in proper or definite form:
to state a problem.
to fix or settle, as by authority.Idioms
lie in state, (of a corpse) to be exhibited publicly with honors before burial:
The president's body lay in state for two days.