• Status


    • UK IPA: /ˈsteɪt.É™s/
    • US enPR: stătÉ™s, IPA: /ˈstæt.É™s/, /ˈsteɪt.É™s/
    • Rhymes: -eɪtÉ™s, -ætÉ™s


    From Latin status.

    Full definition of status



    (plural statuses or )
    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.
      • 1957, Gladys Sellew and Paul Hanly Furfey, Sociology and Its Use in Nursing Service, Saunders, page 81The king has status in his kingdom, and the pauper has status within his immediate group of peers.
    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.
      • 2014-03-15, Turn it off, If the takeover is approved, Comcast would control 20 of the top 25 cable markets, …. Antitrust officials will need to consider Comcast's status as a monopsony (a buyer with disproportionate power), when it comes to negotiations with programmers, whose channels it pays to carry.
    4. (legal) The legal condition of a person or thing.
      1. (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.
    5. (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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