from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of stating or declaring.
  • n. Something stated; a declaration.
  • n. Law A formal pleading.
  • n. An abstract of a commercial or financial account showing an amount due; a bill.
  • n. A monthly report sent to a debtor or bank depositor.
  • n. Computer Science An elementary instruction in a programming language.
  • n. An overall impression or mood intended to be communicated, especially by means other than words: Glass, exposed beams, and antiques were combined to create a strong decorative statement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A declaration or remark.
  • n. A presentation of opinion or position.
  • n. A document that summarizes financial activity.
  • n. An instruction in a computer program.
  • v. To provide an official document of a proposition, especially in the UK a Statement of Special Educational Needs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of stating, reciting, or presenting, orally or on paper.
  • n. That which is stated; a formal embodiment in language of facts or opinions; a narrative; a recital.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of stating, reciting, or presenting verbally or on paper.
  • n. That which is stated; a formal embodiment in language of facts or opinions; a narrative; a recital; the expression of a fact or of an opinion; account; report: as, a verbal statement; a written statement; a bank statement; a doctrinal statement.
  • n. In law, a formal narration of facts or an averment in judicial proceedings, as the allegations of a complaint or answer in a cause.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
  • n. a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
  • n. (music) the presentation of a musical theme
  • n. a document showing credits and debits
  • n. (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
  • n. a nonverbal message
  • n. a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc


state (verb) +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)
Back-formation from statementing. and statemented (Wiktionary)



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  • Yes, mind your languish, please.

    May 29, 2012

  • only to languish?

    May 29, 2012

  • Makes me want to anguish :-(

    May 29, 2012

  • Oh, pshaw, GHibbs. Pull yourself together, please. The fact that some mindless bureaucrat somewhere takes a noun and sticks a "to" in front of it doesn't actually make it a legitimate verb, you know.
    The proposition that "statement" is a verb makes me want to shudder.

    May 28, 2012

  • The verb 'to statement' has the inflections 'statements', statementing' which is in Wordnik, and 'statemented'. It refers to the process in the UK and probably beyond whereby a school is required to prepare a statement of special educational need (SEN) when appropriate.

    May 28, 2012