downstate

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

Nearby words

  1. downslide,
  2. downspin,
  3. downspout,
  4. downstage,
  5. downstairs,
  6. downstream,
  7. downstroke,
  8. downswing,
  9. downtake,
  10. downthrow

Origin of downstate

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

Related formsdown·stat·er, 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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