status sta‧tus [ˈsteɪtəs ǁ ˈsteɪtəs, ˈstæ-] noun
1. [countable, uncountable] the legal position or condition of a company, group, person etc:

• What is the company's financial status?

status as

• Ideally, the top professional buyer will seek Board status as the company 's senior buyer.

ˈcredit ˌstatus [uncountable]
FINANCE a measure of a lender's willingness to lend money to a particular person or organization, depending on their ability to repay; = CREDIT RATING; CREDIT STANDING:

• The country has a good credit status, large hard-currency reserves, a stable currency and manageable debt.

ˌmarital ˈstatus [uncountable]
used to talk about whether or not someone is married, especially on official forms:

• Please state your name, age, and marital status.

2. [uncountable] your social or professional rank or position, considered in relation to other people:

high status businessmen

low status immigrant workers

3. [uncountable] respect and importance that people give to something or someone:

• Rice-farming has a special status in Japan.

4. [singular] a situation at a particular time, especially in an argument, discussion etc:

• What is the status of the trade talks?

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status UK US /ˈsteɪtəs/ noun
[S or U] the official or legal position of a person or organization: »

Employers are required to check the legal status of their new hires to ensure that they are eligible to work.


The group was granted charitable status.

change the status of sb/sth »

He needs to get a permit to change the land's status from agriculture to industrial.


The qualification will raise her status to staff nurse.

[S or U] the situation at the present time: »

Everybody is concerned right now with the financial status of the whole country.


Your order status has changed to ""Dispatched"".

[S or U] the level or position of someone or something in relation to others in a group: high/low status »

We have a much higher number of women workers in low-paid, low-status jobs.


They want to improve the status of women.

sb/sth's status as sth »

London's status as Europe's leading aviation hub


Developers are cashing in on the area's newly hip status.

[ U] a high position within a social group: »

There is prestige and social status attached to ownership of certain brands.


Suits were a sign of status.

See also CREDIT STANDING(Cf. ↑credit standing), MARITAL STATUS(Cf. ↑marital status)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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