several states


    Definition of several states in English Dictionary

  • Noun
    1. (plural only, with “the”, law) The states of the United States, collectively.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Recently enacted three-strikes laws in several states similarly provide an opportunity to test the deterrence hypothesis.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Pluralia tantum

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
      1. en severalities
      2. fr fédéralisâtes
      3. fr généralisâtes
      4. en general staffs
      5. en general stores
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      Meaning of several states for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this idiom "several states" is a noun, more specifically, a pluralia tantum.
      Definiteness: Level 1
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