from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The northerly section of a state in the United States.
  • adv. To, from, or in the northerly section of a state: drove upstate on vacation; went fishing in upstate New York.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of the northern section of a state
  • adv. to, or from the northern section of a state

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in or toward the northern parts of a state


up +‎ state (Wiktionary)



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