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noun status pronunciation in American English /ˈsteɪtəs/status pronunciation in American English /ˈstætəs/
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singularstatus
pluralstatuses
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the legal position of a person, country, etc.
    Manuel applied for legal immigrant status after living here for two years.
    Will I be officially self-employed, or will I have employee status?
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] someones position in a profession or society, especially compared with other people
    high/low/privileged status: Dr. Harrison held a position of high status at the university.
    social/professional status: Our organization seeks to improve the social status of disabled people.
    1. a.
      a high social position that makes other people respect and admire you
      Duffield has a lot of status among fellow businessmen.
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  3. 3
    [uncountable] the level of importance or progress in a particular situation or discussion
    Officials are now discussing the current status of the health reform laws.
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  4. 4
    [countable] a posting on a social networking site that tells other members what you are thinking or doing
    Everyone always asks us, what are the funniest status updates?

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