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status

Noun

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]

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English

Etymology

From status.

Pronunciation

Noun

  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.

Translations

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

Esperanto

Verb

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

Latin

Adjective

  1. fixed, set
  2. regular

Descendants

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

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