Definition of status in English:


Line breaks: sta¦tus
Pronunciation: /ˈsteɪtəs


  • 2The situation at a particular time during a process: 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.
  • 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.


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

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