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.
- upstater, noun
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How to use upstate in a sentence
I was feeling claustrophobic in the city and went upstate for two weeks.‘Let’s survive a pandemic together’: Roommates are struggling with realities of sharing space 24/7 | Kayleigh Barber | January 15, 2021 | Digiday
The New York patient, who lives in Saratoga County in upstate New York, had not traveled recently, which suggests it was the result of community spread, Cuomo said on a conference call.A faster-spreading COVID variant puts a spotlight on the U.S. vaccine rollout | matthewheimer | January 5, 2021 | Fortune
The Northeast, from upstate New York to New England, has always been home to incredible landscapes and outdoor playgrounds.
After our last celebration together, Kathy tells me that she’s moving back home to upstate New York in early 2018.
He and his siblings bought the chain—then two stores in upstate New York—from their father in 1984 and turned it into a 732-store, $9 billion-a-year retailer.Next Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO will be the 41st woman chief in the Fortune 500 | Phil Wahba | November 24, 2020 | Fortune
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 | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Back when Sam went upstate, job searches required nothing more than a typewriter, some paper, and the classifieds.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside | Justin Rohrlich | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Republican Elise Stefanik, 30, of upstate New York, just became the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives.
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 | James Kirchick | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There was an art house in the town way upstate in New York where I was teaching and I went to every movie that opened there.
There was snow and that part of Germany had weather about the same as upstate New York.The Biography of a Rabbit | Roy Benson
Small upstate towns and their school boards being what they were, this was one of many necessary financial precautions.Special Delivery | Damon Francis Knight
It was from some upstate village,—and the house servants of the mistress had aided in the attack upon her.Mountain | Clement Wood
I was born and raised in a one-horse town upstate; and, even though I ain't been back for twenty years, I know what it's like.Abe and Mawruss | Montague Glass
Vaguely they'd had the impression that the mother had come from somewhere upstate; where, they did not know.Rich Man, Poor Man | Maximilian Foster
British Dictionary definitions for upstate
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
- upstater, noun
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