[adjective in-ter-steyt; noun in-ter-steyt]
- connecting or involving different states: interstate commerce.
- a highway serving two or more states.
- (sometimes initial capital letter) a highway that is part of the nationwide U.S. Interstate Highway System.
Origin of interstate
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Examples from the Web for interstate
It dropped six feet on the city and left five dead and more than 100 trapped in homes and cars on the interstate.WATCH: "Lake Effect" Snowstorm Batters Buffalo
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In the 20th century, interstate highways provided the distribution networks for big-box retailers like Walmart.Electricity Superhighway
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That was the distance from the arena to the interstate, which, in theory, could remain open during the debate.Behind the Scenes With a ‘Site Agent’: The Secret Service’s Hardest Job
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She soon left, got in her car, and drove home on Interstate 84.World Cup Anchor Mike Tirico’s Bizarre History: Reports of Stalking and Sexual Harassment
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Imagine if every rest stop on an interstate housed a rapid-charging station.Tesla’s Radical Patent Move is a Plot to Take Over the Road
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Interfamily, intercommunity, interstate,and international hygiene.College Teaching
The regulation of interstate commerce was not a party measure.
The Interstate Commerce Law was revised and strengthened in 1910.
Free passes, on interstate railroads, forbidden by law, 313.
The Interstate Commerce Law was still new when he took office.
- between or involving two or more of the states of the US, Australia, etc
- Australian to or into another state
- US a motorway crossing between states
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Word Origin and History for interstate
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