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The northerly section of a state in the United States.
adv. & adj.
To, from, or in the northerly section of a state: drove upstate on vacation; went fishing in upstate New York.

up′stat′er n.


adj, adv
(Physical Geography) towards, in, from, or relating to the outlying or northern sections of a state, esp of New York State
(Physical Geography) the outlying, esp northern, sections of a state
ˈupˈstater n



1. the part of a state that is farther north or farther from the chief city, esp. the northerly part of New York State.
2. of or coming from such an area.
3. in, to, or toward an upstate area.
[1900–05, Amer.]
up′stat′er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.upstate - in or toward the northern parts of a stateupstate - in or toward the northern parts of a state; "he lives upstate New York"


[ˈʌpˈsteɪt] (US)
A. Ninterior m
C. ADV [be] → en el interior; [go] → al interior


adjim Norden (des Bundesstaates); to live in upstate New Yorkim Norden des Staates New York wohnen
advim Norden (des Bundesstaates); (with movement) → in den Norden (des Bundesstaates)
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