Status - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsteɪtəs|  American pronunciation of the word status
Brit.  |ˈsteɪtəs|  British pronunciation of the word status
- the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society (syn: position)
he had the status of a minor
the novel attained the status of a classic
- a state at a particular time (syn: condition)
the current status of the arms negotiations

Examples

They want to maintain the city's status as a major tourist attraction.

He wants to improve his status in the community.

people of different social and economic statuses

She married a man of status and wealth.

This job brings with it a measure of status.

They sought asylum and were given refugee status by the government.

They are still considered refugees. Their statuses have not changed.

These documents have no legal status in Britain.

What is your marital status (=are you married or not)?

Doctors have traditionally enjoyed high social status.

Mandela's status as a world leader

My current status is unemployed.

he had the status of a minor

the novel attained the status of a classic

the current status of the arms negotiations

Word forms

noun
singular: status
plural: statuses
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