AskDefine | Define status

Dictionary Definition



1 the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life" [syn: position]
2 a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations" [syn: condition]

User Contributed Dictionary



From status.



  1. A person’s position or standing relative to that of others.
    Superstition is highly correlated with economic status.
  2. Prestige or high standing.
    • 1957, Gladys Sellew and Paul Hanly Furfey, Sociology and Its Use in Nursing Service, Saunders, page 81
      The king has status in his kingdom, and the pauper has status within his immediate group of peers.
  3. A situation or state of affairs.
    What's the status of the investigation?
  4. The legal condition of a person or thing.


a person’s position or standing relative to that of others
situation or state of affairs



status (conditional mood of stati)
  1. would be (in a condition or state)



  1. fixed, set
  2. regular


Extensive Definition

Status is a state, condition or situation. In common usage it may refer to:
status in Czech: Status
status in German: Status
status in Spanish: Estatus
status in French: Statut
status in Dutch: Status
status in Polish: Status
status in Simple English: Status
status in Swedish: Status
status in Yiddish: סטאטוס

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1