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status

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noun sta·tus \ˈstā-təs, ˈsta-\

Simple Definition of status

  • : the position or rank of someone or something when compared to others in a society, organization, group, etc.

  • : high position or rank in society

  • : the official position of a person or thing according to the law

Full Definition of status

plural sta·tus·es

  1. 1a :  position or rank in relation to others <the status of a father>b :  relative rank in a hierarchy of prestige; especially :  high prestige

  2. 2 :  the condition of a person or thing in the eyes of the law

  3. 3 :  state or condition with respect to circumstances <the status of the negotiations>

Examples of status

  1. They want to maintain the city's status as a major tourist attraction.

  2. He wants to improve his status in the community.

  3. people of different social and economic statuses

  4. She married a man of status and wealth.

  5. This job brings with it a measure of status.

  6. They sought asylum and were given refugee status by the government.

  7. They are still considered refugees. Their statuses have not changed.



Origin of status

Latin — more at state


First Known Use: circa 1630

Rhymes with status


Medical Dictionary

status

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noun sta·tus \ˈstāt-əs, ˈstat-\

Medical Definition of status

plural sta·tus·es

  1. :  a particular state or condition <a patient's neurological status>






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