- something stated.
- a communication or declaration in speech or writing, setting forth facts, particulars, etc.
- a single sentence or assertion: I agree with everything you said except for your last statement.
- Commerce. an abstract of an account, as one rendered to show the balance due.
- an appearance of a theme, subject, or motif within a musical composition.
- the act or manner of stating something.
- the communication of an idea, position, mood, or the like through something other than words: The furniture in the room makes a statement about the occupant's love of color. Walking out of the meeting will be a statement of our refusal to submit.
- Computers. an instruction or other elementary component in a high-level programming language.
- 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.
Origin of statement
Related Words for statementcomment, announcement, remark, word, description, proclamation, explanation, affidavit, charge, allegation, testimony, report, account, presentation, assurance, record, bill, dictum, communication, ejaculation
Examples from the Web for statement
Contemporary Examples of statement
“I love my job and I love my city and I am committed to the work here,” he said in a statement.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races
January 9, 2015
The best answer Sutton offers is a statement by the preacher John Roach Stratton back in 1918.The Evangelical Apocalypse Is All Your Fault
January 4, 2015
For now, the Egyptian government has issued a statement saying that Clooney is free to enter Egypt “whenever she wants.”Amal Clooney vs. Egypt’s Courts
January 4, 2015
Meanwhile, the Anti-Defamation League issued a statement deploring the state GOP for its failure to censure Duke.The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
January 3, 2015
A click sends a user to a statement, a list of passenger nationalities, emergency call-center numbers, and other information.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370
December 29, 2014
Historical Examples of statement
I do not care whether Lord Morley made this statement or did not make it.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
I no longer doubted the statement of Thompson and the speculator Smith.
The rashness of such a requirement and statement can escape no one.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part III]
Benedict of Spinoza
I make this statement now in order not to be misunderstood when later I may say that God must be this or that.
There was a pride in the statement with regard to which my first feeling was a pang of envy.
- the act of stating
- something that is stated, esp a formal prepared announcement or reply
- law a declaration of matters of fact, esp in a pleading
- an account containing a summary of bills or invoices and displaying the total amount due
- an account prepared by a bank for each of its clients, usually at regular intervals, to show all credits and debits since the last account and the balance at the end of the period
- music the presentation of a musical theme or idea, such as the subject of a fugue or sonata
- a computer instruction written in a source language, such as FORTRAN, which is converted into one or more machine code instructions by a compiler
- logic the content of a sentence that affirms or denies something and may be true or false; what is thereby affirmed or denied abstracted from the act of uttering it. Thus I am warm said by me and you are warm said to me make the same statementCompare proposition (def. 2b)
- British education a legally binding account of the needs of a pupil with special educational needs and the provisions that will be made to meet them
- to assess (a pupil) with regard to his or her special educational needs