Definition of Status

1. Noun. The relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society. "Atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"

2. Noun. A state at a particular time. "The current status of the arms negotiations"
Exact synonyms: Condition
Generic synonyms: State
Specialized synonyms: Diversity, Anchorage, Health, Mode, Ecological Niche, Niche, Noise Conditions, Involvement, Participation, Prepossession, Regularisation, Regularization, Saturation, Silence, Position, Situation, Ski Conditions, Nomination, Standardisation, Standardization, Stigmatism, Astigmatism, Astigmia, Way, Circumstance, Homelessness, Reinstatement, Place, Celibacy, Virginity, Innocence, Innocence, Pureness, Purity, Sinlessness, Whiteness, Guilt, Guiltiness, Encapsulation, Polarisation, Polarization, Physical Condition, Physiological Condition, Physiological State, Hyalinisation, Hyalinization, Vacuolation, Vacuolisation, Vacuolization, Protuberance, Curvature, Mental Condition, Mental State, Psychological Condition, Psychological State, Difficulty, Improvement, Melioration, Declination, Decline, Ennoblement, Ascendance, Ascendancy, Ascendence, Ascendency, Control, Dominance, Comfort, Comfortableness, Discomfort, Uncomfortableness, Demand, Need, Fullness, Emptiness, Nakedness, Nudeness, Nudity, Depilation, Hairlessness, Deshabille, Dishabille, Hopefulness, Despair, Desperation, Pureness, Purity, Impureness, Impurity, Financial Condition, Economic Condition, Sanitary Condition, Tilth, Order, Orderliness, Disorder, Disorderliness, Normalcy, Normality, Lactosuria, Environmental Condition, Climate, Mood, Ambiance, Ambience, Atmosphere, Immunity, Unsusceptibility, Immunity, Resistance, Subservience, Susceptibility, Susceptibleness, Wetness, Dryness, Waterlessness, Xerotes, Safety, Danger, Tautness, Tenseness, Tension, Tensity, Amyotonia, Atonia, Atonicity, Atony, Laxity, Laxness, Repair, Soundness, Muteness, Mutism, Eye Condition, Unsoundness, Impropriety, Dark, Darkness, Iniquity, Wickedness, Illumination, Light, Malady, Serration, Absolution, Automation, Brutalisation, Brutalization, Condemnation, Deification, Diversification, Exoneration, Facilitation, Frizz, Fruition, Hospitalization, Identification, Impaction, Ionisation, Ionization, Irradiation, Leakiness, Lubrication, Mechanisation, Mechanization, Motivation, Mummification, Preservation, Prognathism, Rustication, Rustiness, Scandalisation, Scandalization, Submission, Urbanisation, Urbanization
Derivative terms: Condition

Definition of Status

1. n. State; condition; position of affairs.

Definition of Status

1. Noun. A person’s condition, position or standing relative to that of others. ¹

2. Noun. Prestige or high standing. ¹

3. Noun. A situation or state of affairs. ¹

4. Noun. (legal) The legal condition of a person or thing. ¹

5. Adjective. (context: almost always followed by a noun) (Canada of a Canadian Indian) Registered under the Indian Act. ¹

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Definition of Status

1. relative position [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Status

status (current term)
status ailment
status ailments
status asthmaticus
status bar
status bars
status candidates
status conference
status conferences
status effect
status effects
status epilepticus
status quo
status quo ante
status quo antes

Literary usage of Status

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

1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"It would seem, however, that the status ... of Paltauf may be taken as a principal type from which the status ..."

2. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"This is one of the most remarkable points in villeinage; villein tenure is of far greater practical importance than villein status. ..."

3. Microbial and Phenotypic Definition of Rats and Mice: Proceedings of the by National Research Council Staff, ebrary, Inc, National Research Council, International Committee, Commission on Life Sciences, National Academy of Sciences (1999)
"These findings point to real problems with the terminology of pathogen status. PATHOGEN status GETS LOST IN THE TERMINOLOGY MORASS Unfortunately, ..."

4. Aquinas Ethicus: Or, The Moral Teaching of St. Thomas. A Translation of the by Thomas, Joseph Rickaby (1896)
"ARTICLE I.—Does state (status) essentially denote the condition of liberty or slavery ?1 R. State (status, " a standing ") properly speaking signifies a ..."

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