from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Position relative to that of others; standing: Her status is that of a guest.
- n. High standing; prestige: a position of status in the community.
- n. Law The legal character or condition of a person or thing: the status of a minor.
- n. A state of affairs; situation. See Synonyms at state.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person’s condition, position or standing relative to that of others.
- n. Prestige or high standing.
- n. A situation or state of affairs.
- n. The legal condition of a person or thing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. State; condition; position of affairs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Standing or position as regards rank or condition.
- n. Position of affairs.
- n. In law, the standing of a person before the law in the class of persons indicated by his or her legal qualities; the relation fixed by law in which a person stands toward others or the state.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
- n. a state at a particular time
Latin; see stā- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin status. (Wiktionary)