Definition of State of the Union in English:

State of the Union

noun

  • A yearly address delivered in January by the president of the US to Congress, giving the administration's view of the state of the nation and plans for legislation.

    ‘she will be attending the State of the Union as the guest of the first lady’
    as modifier ‘the State of the Union address’
    • ‘It's nearly time for the President's State of the Union address.’
    • ‘First, CIA approved the President's State of the Union address before it was delivered.’
    • ‘Despite this George Bush used the claim in his State of the Union address in January this year.’
    • ‘The topic last week was standing ovations, evidently prompted by the president's State of the Union address.’
    • ‘US President George Bush delivered the annual State of the Union address yesterday.’
    • ‘George Washington delivered the State of the Union message aloud, a practice dropped by Jefferson and not revived until the 20th century.’
    • ‘It will be on the agenda immediately after the President's State of the Union message is delivered.’
    • ‘In his State of the Union message in January 1949 he put forward his Point Four and Fair Deal programs.’
    • ‘The subject was European reaction to President Bush's State of the Union address.’
    • ‘In his State of the Union address this year, George Bush expressed a vision.’
    • ‘Apart from delivering the annual State of the Union address, US presidents rarely visit Capitol Hill.’
    • ‘In January 2002, during his State of the Union address, Bush's economic strategy was reworked.’
    • ‘In his State of the Union address, the president will announce measures to foster job creation.’
    • ‘Luckily the State of the Union address came on in time to pull us away from the Denver / Utah game.’
    • ‘This brings to mind the sub-headlines in USA Today on the President's State of the Union message.’
    • ‘This dynamic played out in the Democratic responses to the State of the Union address.’
    • ‘Bill Clinton said that in his State of the Union address.’
    • ‘This State of the Union message subsequently became one of the philosophical foundations for U.S. foreign policy.’
    • ‘Pierce's third State of the Union message bolstered his support among the southern delegation.’
    • ‘Who got to preview and review President George W. Bush's State of the Union address?’