mul·​ti·​state | \ ˈməl-tē-ˌstāt How to pronounce multistate (audio) , -ˌtī- \

Definition of multistate

1 : having divisions in several states multistate enterprises
2 : of, relating to, or involving several states

Examples of multistate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the contracting companies that manage FedEx Ground deliveries are multistate operations, but many are small, local businesses where margins can be tight, drivers said. NBC News, "FedEx drivers say they're not getting coronavirus protections other delivery workers receive," 22 Mar. 2020 Currently, Delaware and Connecticut – both part of the multistate consortium with New Jersey – are running their auto dealerships on an appointment-only basis. Fox News, "NJ car dealerships call on governor to allow limited reopening: We're at an 'inflection point'," 5 May 2020 So will some multistate issuers, which can include entities like the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. New York Times, "Stocks Rise as Oil Prices Plunge: Live Markets Updates," 28 Apr. 2020 Biden's dominance was confirmed soon after, when overwhelming support from black voters helped him to victories in Super Tuesday's multistate contests. Janet Hook, Anchorage Daily News, "In a boost to Biden, Obama endorses his former vice president," 15 Apr. 2020 That state, which has the longest standing adult-use marijuana market in North America, recently removed a restriction on investment from large multistate companies like Curaleaf. Craig Giammona,, "US weed leader Curaleaf surges on $875 million deal," 17 July 2019 Boehner, an avid cigarette smoker, has joined the advisory board of Acreage Holdings, a multistate cannabis company. Washington Post, "Pot politics: Schumer joins politicians rethinking marijuana," 20 Apr. 2018 California has spearheaded a pair of multistate lawsuits to block both rules, escalating a political war between Mr. Trump and the nation’s most populous state. Coral Davenport, New York Times, "U.S. to Announce Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules, a Key Effort to Fight Climate Change," 30 Mar. 2020 Big-city physician and specialist groups, tiny independent hospitals from Oregon to Connecticut, and big multistate hospital systems such as Steward Health Care are seeing big dropoffs in revenue and laying off or furloughing hundreds of workers. Author: Mark Levy, Anchorage Daily News, "A mounting casualty of coronavirus crisis: Health care jobs," 4 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of multistate

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Multistate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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