Definition of stateside in US English:


adjective & adverb

North American
  • Of, in, or toward the US (used in reference to the US from elsewhere or from the geographically separate states of Alaska and Hawaii)

    as adjective ‘stateside police departments’
    as adverb ‘they were headed stateside’
    • ‘When Taylor was activated for stateside duty in the Vietnam War later that month, Sinatra called him back to thank him for the songs.’
    • ‘I had orders, and was already thinking about leaving this tropical paradise and returning stateside.’
    • ‘But it noted stronger foreign revenues would offset the weak stateside results.’
    • ‘So, the soldiers sprang into action and enlisted stateside help from doctors, politicians and churches.’
    • ‘Pierce literally wrote the book on stateside terrorism.’
    • ‘If everything goes to plan they will be heading stateside in July to play a number of gigs in quick succession around New York and Pennsylvania.’
    • ‘Perhaps they stayed their hand because they knew closing a newspaper would provoke criticism stateside.’
    • ‘Lawrie, who has been working with stateside sports psychologist Alan Fine for the past year, is so driven by the need to succeed that it colours his every comment.’
    • ‘Developing these versatile travel stations stateside is challenging.’
    • ‘The kinds of pension gap shortfalls that we are now witnessing in the UK are now being seen stateside.’
    • ‘That's 75,000 soldiers, give or take, who will either stay stateside or at a staging area in Kuwait.’
    • ‘Probably one of those weightlifters from back stateside, he thought.’
    • ‘Members were given a short period of leave stateside before reporting to Fort Pierce on May 1.’
    • ‘I personally don't pay attention to the pop culture here in Japan, since my mind was still stateside.’
    • ‘Do the diary entries and letters offer different perspectives about her life as a stateside soldier?’
    • ‘If a U.S. publisher decides to bring the games stateside, expect to hear more.’
    • ‘Being a conscientious objector does not guarantee stateside safety.’
    • ‘When he came home the following Christmas, Levi was happy to know he would be sent somewhere stateside after the holidays.’
    • ‘Sloan is one of those bands whose lack of popularity stateside is lamented and ridiculed by their devoted fans.’
    • ‘The Delta agent called United in London and was told to sell us new tickets, and that we could apply for a refund for the new ones stateside.’