Definition of upstate adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

upstate

 adverb
adverb
NAmE//ˌʌpˈsteɪt//
 
 
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in or to a part of a state that is far from its main cities, especially a northern part They retired and went to live upstate. We drove upstate in search of snow.
NAmE//ˈʌpsteɪt//
 
adjective [only before noun] upstate New York