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status

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noun, often attributive 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of status

plural

statuses

  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 in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of status

Latin — more at state


First Known Use: circa 1630



STATUS Defined for Kids

status

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noun sta·tus \ˈstā-təs, ˈsta-\

Definition of status for Students

  1. 1 :  position or rank of a person or thing <I lost my status as an amateur.>

  2. 2 :  state of affairs :  situation <What is the patient's medical status?>




Medical Dictionary

status

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noun sta·tus \ˈstāt-əs, ˈstat-\

Medical Definition of status

plural

statuses

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




Law Dictionary

status

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noun sta·tus \ˈstā-təs, ˈsta-\

Legal Definition of status

  1. 1a :  the condition of a person or a thing in the eyes of the law b :  position or rank in relation to others

  2. 2 :  the current state of affairs



Origin and Etymology of status

Latin, mode or condition of being, from stare to stand



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