Definition of state of things in English:

state of things


  • The way in which events or circumstances stand at a particular time or within a particular sphere; the current situation.


Late 15th century; earliest use found in Chartier's Traité de l'Esperance. From state + of + things, plural of thing. Compare classical Latin status rērum, in reference to public or political affairs.


state of things

/ˈsteɪt əv ˌθɪŋz/