Stasimon to Station
(||Stas"i*mon) n.; pl. Stasmia [NL., from Gr. sta`simon, neut. of sta`simos stationary, steadfast.]
In the Greek tragedy, a song of the chorus, continued without the interruption of dialogue or anapæstics.
Liddell & Scott.
(||Sta"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. a standing still.] (Physiol.) A slackening or arrest of the blood current
in the vessels, due not to a lessening of the heart's beat, but presumably to some abnormal resistance
of the capillary walls. It is one of the phenomena observed in the capillaries in inflammation.
(Stat"a*ble) a. That can be stated; as, a statablegrievance; the question at issue is statable.
(Sta"tal) a. Of, pertaining to, or existing with reference to, a State of the American Union, as distinguished
from the general government. [R.]
I have no knowledge of any other kind of political citizenship, higher or lower, statal or national.Edward
(Sta"tant) a. [L. stare to stand.] (Her.) In a standing position; as, a lion statant.
(Sta*ta"ri*an) a. Fixed; settled; steady; statary. [Obs.]
(Sta*ta"ri*an*ly), adv. Fixedly; steadly. [Obs.]
(Sta"ta*ry) a. [L. statarius standing fast, fr. stare to stand.] Fixed; settled. [Obs.] "The set
and statary times of paring of nails and cutting hair." Sir T. Browne.
(State) n. [OE. stat, OF. estat, F. état, fr. L. status a standing, position, fr. stare, statum, to
stand. See Stand, and cf. Estate, Status.]
1. The circumstances or condition of a being or thing at any given time.
State is a term nearly synonymous with "mode," but of a meaning more extensive, and is not exclusively
limited to the mutable and contingent.Sir W. Hamilton.
Declare the past and present state of things.Dryden.
Keep the state of the question in your eye.Boyle.
2. Rank; condition; quality; as, the state of honor.
Thy honor, state, and seat is due to me.Shak.
3. Condition of prosperity or grandeur; wealthy or prosperous circumstances; social importance.
She instructed him how he should keep state, and yet with a modest sense of his misfortunes.Bacon.
Can this imperious lord forget to reign,Pope.
Quit all his state, descend, and serve again?
4. Appearance of grandeur or dignity; pomp.
Where least og state there most of love is shown.Dryden.
5. A chair with a canopy above it, often standing on a dais; a seat of dignity; also, the canopy itself. [Obs.]
His high throne, . . . under stateMilton.
Of richest texture spread.
When he went to court, he used to kick away the state, and sit down by his prince cheek by jowl.Swift.