What does statesman mean?

Definitions for statesman
ˈsteɪts mənstates·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. statesman, solon, national leadernoun

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


  1. statesmannoun

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

  2. statesmannoun

    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. statesmannoun

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

  4. Etymology: Calque of, state

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Statesmannoun

    Etymology: state and man.

    It looks grave enough
    To seem a statesman. Ben Jonson, Epigr.

    The corruption of a poet is the generation of a statesman. Alexander Pope.

    If such actions may have passage free,
    Bond-slaves and pagans shall our statesmen be. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    It is a weakness which attends high and low; the statesman who holds the helm, as well as the peasant who holds the plough. Robert South, Sermons.

    A British minister must expect to see many friends fall off, whom he cannot gratify, since, to use the phrase of a late statesman, the pasture is not large enough. Addison.

    Here Britain’s statesmen oft the fall foredoom
    Of foreign tyrants, and of nymphs at home. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Statesmannoun

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

  2. Statesmannoun

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

  3. Statesmannoun

    a small landholder

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of statesman in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of statesman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of statesman in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    The memorial was a beautiful tribute to President Bush's extraordinary life and a noble legacy to public service, he was a wonderful man. We will always remember this great statesman and beloved American patriot. He really was very special.

  2. Eubie:

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

  3. James Clarke:

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

  4. Edmund Burke:

    But a good patriot, and a true politician, always considers how he shall make the most of the existing materials of his country. A disposition, to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman. Everything else is vulgar in the conception, perilous in the execution.

  5. John Kerry:

    I don't endorse lightly, joe Biden for president and I both got into public service to make our country fairer for people and make the world safer. I've watched Joe Biden for president do exactly that as a senator, statesman, and vice president.

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