statement

[ steyt-muh nt ]
/ ˈsteɪt mənt /

noun

adjective

noting or relating to an item of jewelry, clothing, home décor, etc., that stands out usually because of its large size or bold design: a statement necklace, a statement bowl for your entryway table.

Nearby words

  1. statehouse,
  2. stateless,
  3. statelet,
  4. stately,
  5. stately home,
  6. statement of claim,
  7. statement savings account,
  8. statements of case,
  9. staten island,
  10. stater

Origin of statement

1750–55; state (v.) + -ment

Related formsnon·state·ment, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for statement

statement

/ (ˈsteɪtmənt) /

noun

verb (tr; usually passive)

to assess (a pupil) with regard to his or her special educational needs
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Word Origin and History for statement

statement

n.

1775, from state (v.) + -ment.

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