the position of an individual in relation to another or others, especially in regard to social or professional standing.
state or condition of affairs:
Arbitration has failed to change the status of the disagreement.
Law. the standing of a person before the law.
conferring or believed to confer elevated status:
a status car; a status job.
noun (pl) -tuses
a social or professional position, condition, or standing to which varying degrees of responsibility, privilege, and esteem are attached
the relative position or standing of a person or thing
a high position or standing; prestige: he has acquired a new status since he has been in that job
the legal standing or condition of a person
a state of affairs
status sta·tus (stā’təs, stāt’əs)
A state or condition.
The relative position of an individual within a group, or of a group within a society.
Note: Though the term can refer to either high or low standing, it is often used only to imply a position of prestige.
noun, Sociology. 1. a social stratum sharing the same lifestyle or occupation and having the same level of prestige.
noun, Canadian. 1. a member of any of the numerous indigenous groups registered as Indians under the federal Indian Act, having special rights and privileges and usually living on a reservation. status Indian noun 1. (Canadian) a member of a native Canadian people who is registered as an Indian under the federal Indian Act
noun 1. the existing state or condition. noun 1. the status quo, the existing state of affairs status quo definition The existing order of things; present customs, practices, and power relations: “People with money are often content with the status quo.” From Latin, meaning “the state in which.” The existing condition or state of affairs, […]
noun 1. an object, habit, etc., by which the social or economic status of the possessor may be judged. status symbol noun 1. a possession which is regarded as proof of the owner’s social position, wealth, prestige, etc status symbol A position or activity that allows one’s social prestige to be displayed, as in She […]