Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
status

sta·tus

status

 
pronunciation:
stae ts [or] steI ts
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person's position or rank in relation to others or in the view of others.
He feels that his status, now that he is a limousine driver, is higher than it was when he was driving a taxi.The report suggested that male police officers are granted a higher status by society than women police officers.
 
synonyms:
position, rank, standing, station
similar words:
caste, degree, grade, level, place
definition 2: a person's condition as determined by law.
According to his immigration status as a refugee, he is allowed to work in this country.Her marital status changed last year when she got a divorce.
 
similar words:
situation
definition 3: state of affairs; stage of development or progress.
She called to find out the status of her job application.The new government hoped to change the status of the poor.After he abandoned his family, he rarely thought about the status of his children.
synonyms:
state
similar words:
mode
Word Parts
The word status contains the following part:
sta, stat, stant, -stance Latin and Greek root that means stand, standing, stablize
synonyms:
sist