downstate

[ noun, adverb doun-steyt; adjective doun-steyt ]
/ noun, adverb ˈdaʊnˈsteɪt; adjective ˈdaʊnˌsteɪt /

noun

the southern part of a U.S. state.

adjective

located in or characteristic of this part: The downstate precincts reported early.

adverb

in, to, or into the downstate area: We're going downstate for the holidays.

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Origin of downstate

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; down1 + state

OTHER WORDS FROM downstate

downstater, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for downstate

downstate
/ (ˈdaʊnˌsteɪt) US /

adjective

in, or relating to the part of the state away from large cities, esp the southern part

adverb

towards the southern part of a state

noun

the southern part of a state
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