states
Pronunciation Noun
  1. plural form of state
Verb
  1. third-person singular form of state

States
Proper noun
  1. (informal, chiefly outside of the US) Short for United States#English|United States.
  2. (historical, US) Those parts of the United States comprising states rather than territories.
  3. (Channel Islands) The parliament of either of the two Channel Islands countries: the States of Guernsey or the States of Jersey.
    • 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 43:
      It wasn't until the Green Shutters was closed down by the States at the beginning of the First World War […] that the whores went into private business in Cornet Street.
    • 2012, The Guernsey Press, 28 Apr 2012:
      It has also led credence to the view of the outgoing chief minister that it is a handful of mischief-making existing deputies who are to blame for the perception that this States is already the worst ever.
Noun
  1. plural form of State



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