- A man who is a leader in national or international affairs.
- A male political leader regarded as a disinterested promoter of the public good.
- A man who is a respected leader in a given field: “a mature statesman of American letters” (Toby Thompson).
- states′man·like′, states′man·ly
Calque of French homme d'Ã©tat, state's +â€Ž -man