Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[in-truh-steyt] /ˌɪn trəˈsteɪt/
existing or occurring within the boundaries of a state, especially of the United States:
intrastate commerce.
Compare interstate.
Origin of intrastate
An Americanism dating back to 1900-05; intra- + state
Can be confused
interstate, intestate, intrastate. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for intrastate
Historical Examples
  • And this despite the fact that the vast majority of freight traffic is interstate, rather than intrastate.

    The Railroad Problem

    Edward Hungerford
  • Then, the explanation is—although the classifications changed from interstate to intrastate, it was the same claim.

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for intrastate


(mainly US) of, relating to, or confined within a single state, esp a state of the US
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for intrastate

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for intrastate

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for intrastate