National And United States
National means relating to the whole of a country or nation rather than to part of it or to other nations. major national and international issues. na|tion|al|ly a nationally televised speech.BBC National means typical of the people or customs of a particular country or nation. the national characteristics and history of the country. You can refer to someone who is legally a citizen of a country as a national of that country. a Sri-Lankan national. A park is a public area of land with grass and trees usually in a town where people go in order to relax and enjoy themselves. Central Park. a brisk walk with the dog around the park. When you park a vehicle or park somewhere you drive the vehicle into a position where it can stay for a period of time and leave it there. Greenfield turned into the next side street and parked. He found a place to park the car. You use and to link two or more words groups or clauses. When he returned she and Simon had already gone. I’m going to write good jokes and become a good comedian. You use and to link two statements about events when one of the events follows the other. I waved goodbye and went down the stone harbor steps. You use and to link two clauses when the second clause is a result of the first clause. All through yesterday crowds have been arriving and by midnight thousands of people packed the square. You use and to interrupt yourself in order to make a comment on what you are saying. Danielle was among the last to find out and as often happens too she learned of it only by chance. You use and at the beginning of a sentence to introduce something else that you want to add to what you have just said. Some people think that starting a sentence with and is ungrammatical but it is now quite common in both spoken and written English. Commuter airlines fly to out-of-the-way places. And business travelers are the ones who go to those locations. If you preserve something you take action to save it or protect it from damage or decay. We need to preserve the forest. pres|er|va|tion the preservation of buildings of architectural or historic interest.British books If you say that a job or activity is the preserve of a particular person or group of people you mean that they are the only ones who take part in it. The making and conduct of foreign policy is largely the preserve of the president. When people are united about something they agree about it and act together. The entire Brazilian people are united by their love of soccer. state&mdash nounthe condition of a person or thing as with respect to circumstances or attributes a state of health.the condition of matter with respect to structure form constitution phase or the like water in a gaseous state.status rank or position in life station He dresses in a manner befitting his state.the style of living befitting a person of wealth and high rank to travel in state.a particular condition of mind or feeling to be in an excited state.an abnormally tense nervous or perturbed condition He’s been in a state since hearing about his brother’s death.a politically unified people occupying a definite territory nation.the territory or one of the territories of a government. sometimes initial capital letter any of the bodies politic which together make up a federal union as in the United States of America.the body politic as organized for civil rule and government distinguished from church .the operations or activities of a central civil government affairs of state. initial capital letter Also called State Department. Informal.the Department of State. Printing.a set of copies of an edition of a publication which differ from others of the same printing because of additions corrections or transpositions made during printing or at any time before publication.the States Informal.the United States usually used outside its borders After a year’s study in Spain he returned to the States. &mdash adjectiveof or relating to the central civil government or authority.made maintained or chartered by or under the authority of one of the commonwealths that make up a federal union a state highway a state bank.characterized by attended with or involving ceremony a state dinner.used on or reserved for occasions of ceremony. &mdash verb used with object stat·ed stat·ing.to declare definitely or specifically She stated her position on the case.to set forth formally in speech or writing to state a hypothesis.to set forth in proper or definite form to state a problem.to say.to fix or settle as by authority.