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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Naves Topical Index

See Church, The Collective Body of Believers, Church and State; Government
Church, The Collective Body of Believers, Church and State; Government

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STATE, noun [Latin , to stand, to be fixed.]

1. Condition; the circumstances of a being or thing at any given time. These circumstances may be internal, constitutional or peculiar to the being, or they may have relation to other beings. We say, the body is in a sound state or it is in a weak state; or it has just recovered from a feeble state The state of his health is good. The state of his mind is favorable for study. So we say, the state of public affairs calls for the exercise of talents and wisdom. In regard to foreign nations, our affairs are in a good state So we say, single state and married state

Declare the past and present state of things.

2. Modification of any thing.

Keep the state of the question in your eye.

3. Crisis; stationary point; highth; point from which the next movement is regression.

Tumors have their several degrees and times, as beginning, augment, state and declination. [Not in use.]

4. Estate; possession. [See Estate.]

5. A political body, or body politic; the whole body of people united under one government, whatever may be the form of the government.

Municipal law is a rule of conduct prescribed by the supreme power in a state

More usually the word signifies a political body governed by representatives; a commonwealth; as the States of Greece; the States of America. In this sense, state has sometimes more immediate reference to the government, sometimes to the people or community. Thus when we say, the state has made provision for the paupers, the word has reference to the government or legislature; but when we say, the state is taxed to support paupers, the word refers to the whole people or community.

6. A body of men united by profession, or constituting a community of a particular character; as the civil and ecclesiastical states in Great Britain. But these are sometimes distinguished by the terms church and state In this case, state signifies the civil community or government only.

7. Rank; condition; quality; as the state of honor.

8. Pomp; appearance of greatness.

In state the monarchs marchd.

Where least of state there most of love is shown.

9. Dignity; grandeur.

She instructed him how he should keep state yet with a modest sense of his misfortunes.

10. A seat of dignity.

This chair shall be my state

11. A canopy; a covering of dignity.

His high throne, under state of richest texture spread-- [Unusual.]

12. A person of high rank. [Not in use.]

13. The principal persons in a government.

The bold design pleasd highly those infernal states.

14. The bodies that constitute the legislature of a country; as the states general.

15. Joined with another word, it denotes public, or what belongs to the community or body politic; as state affairs; state policy.

STATE, verb transitive

1. To set; to settle. [See Stated.]

2. To express the particulars of any thing verbally; to represent fully in words; to narrate; to recite. The witnesses stated all the circumstances of the transaction. They are enjoined to state all the particulars. It is the business of the advocate to state the whole case. Let the question be fairly stated.

Naves Topical Index

Wisdom in
Proverbs 28:2

School in
Daniel 1:3-5

Instances of those skilled in statecraft:

Genesis 47:15-26

1 Samuel 11:12-15

1 Kings 1:11-14

1 Kings 12:26-33

Daniel; Government; King; Rulers

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STATED, participle passive

1. Expressed or represented; told; recited.

2. adjective Settled; established; regular; occurring at regular times; not occasional; as stated hours of business.

3. Fixed; established; as a stated salary.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STATEDLY, adverb Regularly; at certain times; not occasionally. It is one of the distinguishing marks of a good man, that he statedly attends public worship.

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STATELESS, adjective Without pomp.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STATELINESS, noun [from stately.]

1. Grandeur; loftiness of mien or manner; majestic appearance; dignity.

For stateliness and majesty, what is comparable to a horse?

2. Appearance of pride; affected dignity.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STATELY, adjective

1. Lofty; dignified; majestic; as stately manners; a stately gait.

2. Magnificent; grand; as a stately edifice; a stately dome; a stately pyramid.

3. Elevated in sentiment.

STATELY, adverb Majestically; loftily.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. The act of stating, reciting or presenting verbally or on paper.

2. A series of facts or particulars expressed on paper; as a written statement

3. A series of facts verbally recited; recital of the circumstances of a transaction; as a verbal statement

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STATE-MONGER, noun [state and monger.] One versed in politics, or one that dabbles in state affairs.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Greek word rendered "piece of money" (Matthew 17:27, A.V.; and "shekel" in R.V.). It was equal to two didrachmas ("tribute money," 17:24), or four drachmas, and to about 2s. 6d. of our money. (See SHEKEL.)

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STATER, noun Another name of the daric, an ancient silver coin weighing about four Attic drachmas, about three shillings sterling, or 61 cents.

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STATE-ROOM, noun [state and room.]

1. A magnificent room in a palace or great house.

2. An apartment for lodging in a ships cabin.

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STATES, noun plural Nobility.

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STATESMAN, noun [state and man.]

1. A man versed in the arts of government; usually, one eminent for political abilities; a politician.

2. A small landholder.

3. One employed in public affairs.

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STATESMANSHIP, noun The qualifications or employments of a statesman.

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STATESWOMAN, noun A woman who meddles in public affairs; in contempt.