Definitions for Statusˈsteɪ təs, ˈstæt əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sta•tusˈsteɪ təs, ˈstæt əs(n.)(pl.)-tus•es.

  1. the position of an individual in relation to another or others; social or professional standing.

    Category: Sociology

  2. high position or standing; prestige.

    Category: Sociology

  3. state or condition of affairs:

    What is the status of the contract negotiations?

  4. the standing of a person before the law.

    Category: Law

Origin of status:

1665–75; < L: the condition of standing, stature, status =sta-, var. s. of stāre to stand+-tus suffix of v. action

Princeton's WordNet

  1. status, position(noun)

    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"

  2. condition, status(noun)

    a state at a particular time

    "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. status(noun)ˈsteɪ təs, ˈstæt əs

    a position within a group

    social status

  2. statusˈsteɪ təs, ˈstæt əs

    an official legal position

    permanent residence status


  1. status(Noun)

    A personu2019s condition, position or standing relative to that of others.

    Superstition is highly correlated with economic status.

  2. status(Noun)

    Prestige or high standing.

  3. status(Noun)

    A situation or state of affairs.

  4. status(Noun)

    The legal condition of a person or thing.

  5. status(Adjective)

    Registered under the Indian Act.

    He is a status Indian.

  6. Origin: From status.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Status(noun)

    state; condition; position of affairs

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Status' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1129

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Status' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2598

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Status' in Nouns Frequency: #543

Translations for Status

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the position of a person with regard to his legal rights etc

If she marries a foreigner, will her status as a British citizen be affected?

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