interstate etymology

English word interstate comes from English state, English inter- (Between, amid, among, during, within, mutual, reciprocal.)

Detailed word origin of interstate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
state English (eng) (obsolete) stately (anthropology) A society larger than a tribe. A society large enough to form a state in the sense of a government.. (computing) The set of all parameters relevant to a computation.. (computing) The stable condition of a processor during a particular clock cycle.. (computing) The values of all parameters at some point in a computation.. (mathematics, stochastic processes) [...]
inter- English (eng) Between, amid, among, during, within, mutual, reciprocal.
interstate English (eng) (chiefly, US, and, Australia) Of, or relating to two or more states. (chiefly, US, and, Australia) Crossing states (usually provincial state, but also e.g. multinational sense). (US) A freeway that is part of the Interstate Highway System.

Words with the same origin as interstate

Descendants of inter-
interact interaction interface international lard