Definition of Statesman

1. Noun. A man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs.

Exact synonyms: National Leader, Solon
Specialized synonyms: Elder Statesman, Founding Father, Stateswoman
Generic synonyms: Pol, Political Leader, Politician, Politico
Specialized synonyms: Acheson, Dean Acheson, Dean Gooderham Acheson, Adenauer, Konrad Adenauer, Agrippa, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Alcibiades, Arafat, Yasser Arafat, Ataturk, Kemal Ataturk, Kemal Pasha, Mustafa Kemal, 1st Earl Attlee, Attlee, Clement Attlee, Clement Richard Attlee, Augustus, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, Gaius Octavianus, Octavian, 1st Baron Verulam, Bacon, Baron Verulam, Francis Bacon, Sir Francis Bacon, Viscount St. Albans, 1st Earl Baldwin Of Bewdley, Baldwin, Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Of Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, Balfour, Baruch, Bernard Baruch, Bernard Mannes Baruch, Begin, Menachem Begin, Ben Gurion, David Ben Gurion, David Grun, Bevin, Ernest Bevin, Bismarck, Iron Chancellor, Otto Von Bismarck, Prince Otto Eduard Leopold Von Bismarck, Prince Otto Von Bismarck, Von Bismarck, Anthony Charles Lynton Blair, Blair, Tony Blair, Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, Boethius, Bolivar, El Libertador, Simon Bolivar, Brandt, Willy Brandt, Brezhnev, Leonid Brezhnev, Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev, Brutus, Marcus Junius Brutus, Burke, Edmund Burke, Caesar, Gaius Julius Caesar, Julius Caesar, Cassius, Cassius Longinus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Arthur Neville Chamberlain, Chamberlain, Neville Chamberlain, Chateaubriand, Francois Rene Chateaubriand, Vicomte De Chateaubriand, Chesterfield, Fourth Earl Of Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Chiang Chung-cheng, Chiang Kai-shek, Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill, Winston Churchill, Winston S. Churchill, Cicero, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Tully, Cincinnatus, Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, Clemenceau, Georges Clemenceau, Georges Eugene Benjamin Clemenceau, Baron Clive, Baron Clive Of Plassey, Clive, Robert Clive, Cosimo De Medici, Cosimo The Elder, Cromwell, Ironsides, Oliver Cromwell, Davis, Jefferson Davis, Dayan, Moshe Dayan, Charles Andre Joseph Marie De Gaulle, Charles De Gaulle, De Gaulle, General Charles De Gaulle, General De Gaulle, Demosthenes, Deng Xiaoping, Teng Hsiao-ping, Teng Hsiaoping, De Valera, Eamon De Valera, Benjamin Disraeli, Disraeli, First Earl Of Beaconsfield, Flaminius, Gaius Flaminius, Charles James Fox, Fox, Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Indira Nehru Gandhi, Mrs. Gandhi, Gladstone, William Ewart Gladstone, William Gladstone, Gorbachev, Mikhail Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, Charles Grey, Grey, Second Earl Grey, First Viscount Haldane Of Cloan, Haldane, Richard Burdon Haldane, Richard Haldane, Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton, Havel, Vaclav Havel, Hindenburg, Paul Ludwig Von Beneckendorff Und Von Hindenburg, Paul Von Hindenburg, Ho Chi Minh, Nguyen Tat Thanh, Jinnah, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Kalinin, Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin, Mikhail Kalinin, Kaunda, Kenneth David Kaunda, Kenneth Kaunda, Jomo Kenyata, Kenyata, Aleksandr Feodorovich Kerensky, Kerensky, Khama, Sir Seretse Khama, Khrushchev, Nikita Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, Fumimaro Konoe, Fumimaro Konoye, Konoe, Konoye, Prince Fumimaro Konoe, Prince Fumimaro Konoye, Kruger, Oom Paul Kruger, Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger, Lorenzo De'medici, Lorenzo The Magnificent, Machiavelli, Niccolo Machiavelli, John Major, John R. Major, John Roy Major, Major, Mandela, Nelson Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, George Catlett Marshall, George Marshall, Marshall, Golda Meir, Meir, Klemens Metternich, Metternich, Prince Klemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar Von Metternich, Francois Maurice Marie Mitterrand, Francois Mitterrand, Mitterrand, Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, More, Sir Thomas More, Thomas More, Gouverneur Morris, Morris, Hosni Mubarak, Mubarak, Fridtjof Nansen, Nansen, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nasser, Jawaharlal Nehru, Nehru, Frederick North, North, Second Earl Of Guilford, Daniel Ortega, Daniel Ortega Saavedra, Ortega, Ignace Jan Paderewski, Ignace Paderewski, Paderewski, Pericles, First Earl Of Chatham, Pitt, Pitt The Elder, William Pitt, Pitt, Pitt The Younger, Second Earl Of Chatham, William Pitt, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, Pompey, Pompey The Great, Colin Luther Powell, Colin Powell, Powell, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, Radhakrishnan, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Armand Jean Du Plessis, Cardinal Richelieu, Duc De Richelieu, Richelieu, Charles Watson-wentworth, Rockingham, Second Marquis Of Rockingham, Anwar El-sadat, Anwar Sadat, Sadat, Helmut Heinrich Waldemar Schmidt, Helmut Schmidt, Schmidt, Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Seneca, Ian Douglas Smith, Ian Smith, Smith, Jan Christian Smuts, Smuts, Suharto, Achmad Sukarno, Sukarno, Duc De Sully, Maxmilien De Bethune, Sully, Sun Yat-sen, Sun Yixian, Charles Maurice De Talleyrand, Talleyrand, Themistocles, Josip Broz, Marshal Tito, Tito, Getulio Dornelles Vargas, Vargas, Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd, Hendrik Verwoerd, Verwoerd, Kurt Waldheim, Waldheim, Lech Walesa, Walesa, First Earl Of Orford, Robert Walpole, Sir Robert Walpole, Walpole, Earl Of Warwick, Kingmaker, Richard Neville, Warwick, Chaim Azriel Weizmann, Chaim Weizmann, Weizmann, Arthur Wellesley, Duke Of Wellington, First Duke Of Wellington, Iron Duke, Wellington, William Of Wykeham, Wykeham
Derivative terms: Statesmanly, Statesmanship

Definition of Statesman

1. n. A man versed in public affairs and in the principles and art of government; especially, one eminent for political abilities.

Definition of Statesman

1. Noun. A man who is a leader in national or international affairs. ¹

2. Noun. A male political leader who promotes the public good or who is recognized for probity, leadership, or the qualities necessary to govern a state. ¹

3. Noun. In the dialect of the English Lake District and nearby, a man who lives on a landed estate. ¹

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Definition of Statesman


Lexicographical Neighbors of Statesman

statements of intent
states' rights
states of affairs
states of mind
statesman (current term)

Literary usage of Statesman

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"New statesman 9:362-3 S 15 '17 From hospitals to health. New statesman 10: 81-3 О 27 '17 ... New statesman 13:187-8 My 24 '19 Our future wheat supply. ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1855)
"Louis Count Narbonne, French statesman and mu, officer. Thos. Stothart, LA. ... Countess de Lamotte. adventuress. Baron Von Stein. Prussian statesman. ..."

3. History of the United Netherlands: From the Death of William the Silent to by John Lothrop Motley (1879)
"... and the statesman — The Roman empire and the Turk — Disgraceful proceedings of the mutinous soldiers in Hungary — The Dunkirk pirates — Siege of Ostend ..."

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