- 1 connected with a particular state of a country, especially in the U.S. a state prison/hospital/university, etc. state police/troopers a state tax
- 2 provided or controlled by the government of a country state secrets (= information that could be harmful to a country if it were discovered by an enemy)
- 3 connected with the leader of a country attending an official ceremony The president is on a state visit to Moscow.
NAmE//steɪt//[only before noun]