Definitions for statesmanˈsteɪts mən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. statesman, solon, national leader(noun)

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas B. Reed:

    A statesman is a successful politician who is dead.

  2. James Clarke:

    A politician thinks of the next election a statesman of the next generation.

  3. Erich Fromm:

    The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.

  4. Eubie:

    A politician thinks of the next election a statesman, of the next generation.

  5. James Clarke:

    A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman of the next generation.

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