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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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[ˈʌpˈsteɪt] (US)
A. Ninterior m
C. ADV [be] → en el interior; [go] → al interior
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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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Kingston, NY, April 01, 2015 --( The Upstater brand was founded in April 2011.
Her Manhattan supporters pilloried former congresswoman Kathy Hochul, Cuomo's candidate for lieutenant governor, for the sin of being an Upstater: that is, for receiving an A grade from the NRA and disputing the granting of drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants.
Perhaps as an "Upstater" from the suburbs I have a different perspective on this, but the article strikes me as a political piece co-authored by a special interest group leader.
Both Governor George Pataki and New York State Economic Development Chairman Charles Gargano had left their coats in their cars, but as an upstater, the Governor declared, it was colder, and he was used to it.
Its leading reformer was Michael Hoffman, an acerbic, strong-minded upstater of deeply held Jeffersonian convictions, a career politician who held a variety of elected and appointive positions.
"As an Upstater who lives near the Erie Canal and frequent visitor to canal communities, I know how Reimagine the Canals can unlock even more potential to make this a major tourism magnet," Hochul said.
Luminary Publishing, publisher of Chronogram, Upstate House,, and custom publications, specializes in creating media and events that support the creative and cultural life of the Hudson Valley and engages audiences through custom content solutions for clients.
Alas, as an Upstater, Goodell was too low-caste to ever win a statewide race.
Tom Golisano appeared for a while to be a potential second coming of Howard Samuels: a rich upstater with gubernatorial ambitions, who might seek to rise to further statewide prominence as a reformer through a self-financed campaign for a convention.
Luminary Publishing was launched in the summer of 1993 with the aim of nourishing and supporting the creative and cultural life of the Hudson Valley through its flagship monthly magazine, Chronogram which was later joined by their quarterly real estate magazine, Upstate House, online real estate blog to help bring the Hudson Valley lifestyle to New York City, and the recently acquired bi-annual Hudson Valley tourism publication Experience the Hudson Valley.
Luminary Publishing first began 20 years ago with Chronogram, a monthly arts and culture magazine which was later joined by their quarterly real estate magazine, Upstate House, and online real estate blog to help bring the Hudson Valley lifestyle to New York City.
Kingston, NY, May 23, 2013 --( Upstater will serve as the digital counterpart to the print publication Upstate House.

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