Meaning of status

sta•tus

Pronunciation: (stā'tus, stat'us), [key]
— n.
  1. the position of an individual in relation to another or others, esp. in regard to social or professional standing.
  2. state or condition of affairs: Arbitration has failed to change the status of the disagreement.
  3. the standing of a person before the law.
—adj.
  1. conferring or believed to confer elevated status: a status car; a status job.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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