- 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
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Examples from the Web for upstate
One was a Quaker school, whose name he can no longer recall, in upstate New York.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
Republican Elise Stefanik, 30, of upstate New York, just became the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives.When Will We See a #Millennial Congress?
December 26, 2014
At the same time, Eldridge was quietly preparing to run for Congress in upstate New York.The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple
December 9, 2014
This month, the Mars family moved from Oklahoma City to upstate New York, hoping to live somewhere more progressive.Loud, Proud, and Atheist: ‘Openly Secular’ Encourages Nonbelievers to Come Out of the Closet
September 25, 2014
In an ultra-Orthodox enclave of upstate New York, a former student has accused a principal of sex acts.This 'Holy Guy'—and Grandfather of 100—Is Accused of Sexually Abusing a Student
September 9, 2014
When a campaign is on, did you ever hear of an upstate Democrat makin' a contribution?
And, by the way, come to think of it, is there really any upstate Democrats left?
There was snow and that part of Germany had weather about the same as upstate New York.The Biography of a Rabbit
I know that some upstate members of the State committee call themselves Democrats.
He held an engineering degree from a small polytechnical institute in upstate New York.The Final Figure
Samuel Kimball Merwin
- 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
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