Definition of status in English:

status

Syllabification: sta·tus
Pronunciation: /ˈstātəs, ˈstatəs
 
 
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noun

  • 1The relative social, professional, or other standing of someone or something: an improvement in the status of women
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    • What is the status of professional codes of ethics relative to federal regulations?
    • Ever since our liberation from the British, the social statuses of those who are involved in agriculture have declined drastically.
    • As he points out, winning a major wasn't easy for a British professional of his status.
    Synonyms
    standing, rank, ranking, position, social position, level, place, estimation
    dated station
  • 1.1High rank or social standing: those who enjoy wealth and status
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    • I watched him grow through college and Minor ranks to Senior star status over the years.
    • Many observers noted that this system worked only as long as the officer enjoyed high social status.
    • Even in a community steeped in wealth and status, the Tanners were a distinguished clan.
    Synonyms
    prestige, kudos, cachet, standing, stature, regard, fame, note, renown, honor, esteem, image, importance, prominence, consequence, distinction, influence, authority, eminence
  • 1.2The official classification given to a person, country, or organization, determining their rights or responsibilities: the duchy had been elevated to the status of a principality
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    • The reality is that a single organization can have multiple statuses, as determined by the functions it performs.
    • The present study describes New Zealand women prisoners' patterns of official institutional misconduct and their security classification statuses.
    • A player's status can be determined by the status of the clubs with which he is linked.
  • 2The position of affairs at a particular time, especially in political or commercial contexts: an update on the status of the bill
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    • I want regular reports on our status, and the legions are to be kept on constant alert.
    • A spokesman for Aberdeen also refused to shed any light on the status of the bidding process.
    • The SHB annual report also reveals the status of a number of capital projects in the county.
    Synonyms
    state, position, condition, shape, stage
  • 2.1A posting on a social networking website that indicates a user’s current situation, state of mind, or opinion about something: when I updated my status on Facebook yesterday I said I was ‘seeking a sense of purpose’ [as modifier]: I noticed that there were some interesting status updates from some of my local friends
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    • A few weeks ago, a friend told me about a status update she'd received via Facebook.
    • Writing a blog post is a lot harder than posting a status update, putting a funny link on someone's Wall, or tweeting.
    • His last status update, according to the newspaper, came Sunday at 10:58 a.m.

Origin

late 18th century (as a legal term meaning 'legal standing'): from Latin, literally 'standing', from stare 'to stand'.

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