Definition of status
- the status of a father
- the status of the negotiations
They want to maintain the city's status as a major tourist attraction.
He wants to improve his status in the community.
people of different social and economic statuses
She married a man of status and wealth.
This job brings with it a measure of status.
They sought asylum and were given refugee status by the government.
They are still considered refugees. Their statuses have not changed.
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: 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
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