State of the Union address

Definition of State of the Union address

  1. :  a yearly speech given by the U.S. President to Congress and the people to tell them about important things that are affecting the country

Word by Word Definitions

stateplay State
  1. :  mode or condition of being

    :  condition of mind or temperament

    :  a condition of abnormal tension or excitement

  1. :  to set by regulation or authority

    :  to express the particulars of especially in words :  report

    :  to express in words

unionplay Union
  1. :  an act or instance of uniting or joining two or more things into one: such as

    :  the formation of a single political unit from two or more separate and independent units

    :  a uniting in marriage

  1. :  of, relating to, dealing with, or constituting a union

    :  of, relating to, or being the side favoring the Union in the American Civil War

addressplay
  1. :  to mark directions for delivery on

    :  to consign to the care of another (such as an agent or factor)

    :  to direct the efforts or attention of (oneself)

  1. :  a place where a person or organization may be communicated with

    :  directions for delivery on the outside of an object (such as a letter or package)

    :  the designation of place of delivery placed between the heading and salutation on a business letter


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up State of the Union address? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to glide in or as if in an airplane

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!