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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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Overall confidence, which includes current and future confidence, among upstaters was 89 in the first quarter, up from 88.4 in the fourth quarter and 83.9 a year ago.
How then can a CPA "--a profession well-needed in both the public and personal lives of upstaters "--do both?
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Upstaters tend to be more socially and fiscally conservative, and Downstaters more liberal.").
York City, whose trash generates a high degree of concern among upstaters.
It's no secret that the upstaters are supporting New York City because it can't support itself.
She should shed her cautious style and offer hot-damn progressive programs to base constituencies--blacks, unions, environmentalists, urbanites and upstaters left behind in New York's boom.
Indeed, the upstate economy is a laggard, and many upstaters find themselves working longer hours for less pay.
People are proud of the fact they're upstaters, and we think that will translate into a pride in the local beer.
But upstaters shop and buy things in bulk, having plenty of space to store groceries.
In this area, many locations carry' a mailing address of a major city (major to us upstaters anyway) such as Binghamton.
The Assemblyman, who has been featured on these pages and others we publish, notably, Empire State Report, expressed dismay and disgust that relief would not be granted particularly for upstaters. We will follow this carefully as will all business people when Governor Paterson calls the legislature back on August 19th to deal with the budget ...

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