Word of the Week

STATE

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!
noun

1.

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.

3.

status, rank, or position in life; station:

He dresses in a manner befitting his state.

4.

the style of living befitting a person of wealth and high rank:

to travel in state.

5.

a particular condition of mind or feeling:

to be in an excited state.

6.

an abnormally tense, nervous, or perturbed condition:

He's been in a state since hearing about his brother's death.

7.

a politically unified people occupying a definite territory; nation.

adjective

15.

of or relating to the central civil government or authority.

16.

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.

17.

characterized by, attended with, or involving ceremony:

a state dinner.

18.

used on or reserved for occasions of ceremony.

verb (used with object), stat·ed, stat·ing.

19.

to declare definitely or specifically:

She stated her position on the case.

20.

to set forth formally in speech or writing:

to state a hypothesis.

21.

to set forth in proper or definite form:

to state a problem.

22.

to say.

23.

to fix or settle, as by authority.

Idioms

24.

lie in state, (of a corpse) to be exhibited publicly with honors before burial:

The president's body lay in state for two days.