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interstate

adjective in·ter·state \ ˌin-tər-ˈstāt \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of interstate

: of, connecting, or existing between two or more states especially of the U.S.
  • interstate commerce

Recent Examples of interstate from the Web

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First Known Use of interstate

1844


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interstate

noun in·ter·state \ ˈin-tər-ˌstāt \

Definition of interstate

: any of a system of expressways connecting most major U.S. cities called also interstate highway

Examples of interstate in a Sentence

  1. You'll get there quicker if you take the interstate.

Recent Examples of interstate from the Web

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First Known Use of interstate

1968


INTERSTATE Defined for English Language Learners

interstate

adjective

Definition of interstate for English Language Learners

  • : relating to or connecting different states : existing or occurring between states especially in the U.S.


interstate

noun

Definition of interstate for English Language Learners

  • : a major highway that connects two or more states : an interstate highway


INTERSTATE Defined for Kids

interstate

adjective in·ter·state \ ˌin-tər-ˈstāt \

Definition of interstate for Students

: existing or occurring between two or more states
  • an interstate highway


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