Any body of men united by profession, or constituting a community of a particular character; as, the civil and ecclesiastical states, or the lords spiritual and temporal and the commons, in Great Britain. Cf. Estate, n., 6.
One of the fifty units constituting the United States of America.
United States Department of State
a perfect body of free men, united together in order to enjoy common rights and advantages
an area of land that is part of our country. There are fifty states in the United States
See United States.
Roughly relates to the governmental region directly below the national level. In the United States, these organizational units are called "states." However, elsewhere in the world, they may be called other things. Terrascend provides a menu of states to select from after a country is selected.