[ uhp-steyt ]
/ ˈʌpˈsteɪt /


the part of a state that is farther north or farther from the chief city, especially the northerly part of New York State.


of or coming from such an area.
located in or characteristic of this part.


in, to, or into the upstate area.

Origin of upstate

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; up- + state
Related formsup·stat·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for upstate


/ (ˈʌpˈsteɪt) US /

adjective, adverb

towards, in, from, or relating to the outlying or northern sections of a state, esp of New York State


the outlying, esp northern, sections of a state
Derived Formsupstater, noun
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