Definitions for statesmanˈsteɪts mən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

states•man*ˈsteɪts mən(n.)(pl.)-men.

  1. an experienced politician who holds a high office in government, esp. at the national level.

    Category: Government

  2. a highly respected and influential political leader who exhibits great ability and devotion to public service.

    Category: Government

* Syn: See politician.

Origin of statesman:

1585–95; on the model of steersman; cf. the phrase ship of state


Princeton's WordNet

  1. statesman, solon, national leader(noun)

    a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. statesman(noun)ˈsteɪts mən

    a respected politician

    senior statesmen


  1. statesman(Noun)

    A man who is a leader in national or international affairs.

  2. statesman(Noun)

    A male political leader who promotes the public good or who is recognized for probity, leadership, or the qualities necessary to govern a state.

  3. statesman(Noun)

    In the dialect of the English Lake District and nearby, a man who lives on a landed estate.

  4. Origin: Calque of , state

Webster Dictionary

  1. Statesman(noun)

    a man versed in public affairs and in the principles and art of government; especially, one eminent for political abilities

  2. Statesman(noun)

    one occupied with the affairs of government, and influental in shaping its policy

  3. Statesman(noun)

    a small landholder

Translations for statesman

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who plays an important part in the government of a state.

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