Status meaning

stăt'əs, stā'təs
The definition of status is a person's standing, position or state.

Middle class is an example of a person's financial status.

Being in a position of power is an example of having status.

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Position relative to that of others; standing.

Her status is that of a guest.

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The legal character or condition of a person or thing.

The status of a minor.

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High standing; prestige.

A position of status in the community.

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Condition or position with regard to law.

The status of a minor.

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A person’s condition, position or standing relative to that of others.

Superstition is highly correlated with economic status.

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Prestige or high standing.
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A situation or state of affairs.

What's the status of the investigation?

New York is known for its status as a financial center.

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(law) The legal condition of a person or thing.
  • (Canada, almost always used to modify another noun) The state (of a Canadian Indian) of being registered under the Indian Act.
    He is a status Indian.
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(Social networking) A function of some instant messaging applications, whereby a user may post a message that appears automatically to other users, if they attempt to make contact.

I'm just about to update my status to "busy".

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The state of affairs; the situation.

What is the status of the negotiations?

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State or condition, as of affairs.

Economic status.

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Origin of status

  • Latin stā- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin status.
    From Wiktionary