What does the word state mean?

Usage examples for state

  1. " There would be some chance for the State then. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  2. He was in a state of cromo, or whatever you call it. – Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  3. I only state this as a fact. – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe