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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [stey-tuh s, stat-uh s]
    • /ˈsteɪ təs, ˈstæt əs/
    • /ˈsteɪtəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [stey-tuh s, stat-uh s]
    • /ˈsteɪ təs, ˈstæt əs/

Definitions of status word

  • noun status the position of an individual in relation to another or others, especially in regard to social or professional standing. 1
  • noun status state or condition of affairs: Arbitration has failed to change the status of the disagreement. 1
  • noun status Law. the standing of a person before the law. 1
  • adjective status conferring or believed to confer elevated status: a status car; a status job. 1
  • noun status condition 1
  • noun status social standing 1

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Origin of status

First appearance:

before 1665
One of the 47% oldest English words
1665-75; < Latin: the condition of standing, stature, status, equivalent to sta- (variant stem of stāre to stand) + -tus suffix of v. action

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Parts of speech for Status


status popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

status usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for status

noun status

  • baccalaureate — The baccalaureate is an examination taken by students at the age of eighteen in France and some other countries.
  • ballgame — any game played with a ball
  • birth — When a baby is born, you refer to this event as his or her birth.
  • bourgeoisie — In Marxist theory, the bourgeoisie are the middle-class people who own most of the wealth in a capitalist system.
  • cachet — an official seal on a document, letter, etc

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