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Status is a state, condition or situation. In common usage it may refer to:


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Etymology

From Latin status.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
status

Plural
statuses

status (plural statuses)

  1. A person’s 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 81
      The 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.
  4. (law) The legal condition of a person or thing.
  5. (Canadian, attributive, of a Canadian Indian) Registered under the Indian Act.

Derived terms

Translations

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Esperanto

Verb

status

  1. conditional of stati

Italian

Noun

stato m.

  1. status (all senses)
  2. status symbol

Latin

Etymology

Perfect passive participle of stō, stare (stand, remain)

Participle

status m. (feminine stata, neuter statum); first/second declension

  1. fixed, set, having been set.
  2. regular.

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative status stata statum statī statae stata
genitive statī statae statī statōrum statārum statōrum
dative statō statae statō statīs statīs statīs
accusative statum statam statum statōs statās stata
ablative statō statā statō statīs statīs statīs
vocative state stata statum statī statae stata

Noun

status (genitive statūs); m, fourth declension

  1. state, status, condition
  2. position, place
  3. rank, status

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative status statūs
genitive statūs statuum
dative statuī statibus
accusative statum statūs
ablative statū statibus
vocative status statūs

Descendants


Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /stǎːtus/
  • Hyphenation: sta‧tus

Noun

státus m. (Cyrillic spelling ста́тус)

  1. status, rank

Declension


Simple English

Simple English Wiktionary has the word meaning for:

Status is a state, condition or situation. In common usage it may refer to:

  • Social status
  • Economic status
  • HIV status
  • Legal status
  • Status quo
  • Status symbol
  • Status, a magazine edited by Igor Cassini
  • A category of the grammar of Semitic languages, see nunation, status constructus

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