- 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.
Origin of status
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Examples from the Web for statuses
Blogs, for example, are all too similar to commonplace books, as are Tweets, Facebook statuses, and Tumblr posts.Social Media: Nothing New? Commonplace Books As Predecessor to Pinterest
August 16, 2012
As for Barbie's happiness with her original love, time and their Facebook statuses will tell.How Ken Won Barbie's Heart Back
February 14, 2011
- 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; prestigehe has acquired a new status since he has been in that job
- the legal standing or condition of a person
- a state of affairs
Word Origin and History for statuses
1670s, "height," later "legal standing of a person" (1791), from Latin status "condition, position, state, manner, attitude," from stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Sense of "social or professional standing" is from 1820. Status symbol first recorded 1955.
- A state or condition.
The relative position of an individual within a group, or of a group within a society.