San United States
San1&mdash noun plural Sans especially collectively San for 1.a member of a nomadic aboriginal people of southern Africa.any of more than a dozen related Khoisan languages spoken by the San. Francisco&mdash nouna male given name Spanish form of Francis. 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.