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Meaning of status by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Latin status .


    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈsteɪt.əs/
    • ( US ) enPR: stătəs, IPA: /ˈstæt.əs/, /ˈsteɪt.əs/
    • Rhymes: -eɪtəs, -ætəs


    status ( plural statuses or ( rare ) statūs )

    1. A person’s condition, position or standing relative to that of others .
      Superstition is highly correlated with economic status .
    2. Prestige or high standing.
    3. A situation or state of affairs .
      What's the status of the investigation?
      New York is known for its status as a financial center .
    4. ( law ) The legal condition of a person or thing .

    Derived terms



    1. ( almost always followed by a noun ) ( Canada, of a Canadian Indian ) Registered under the Indian Act .
      He is a status Indian .

Explanation of status by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a state at a particular time

    2. the current status of the arms negotiations
    3. the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

    4. he had the status of a minor
      the novel attained the status of a classic

    Definition of status by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Status ( stātŭs ), n. [L.] State; condition; position of affairs.