1 n-uncount Your status is your social or professional position.
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People of higher status tend more to use certain drugs., ...women and men of wealth and status., ...his wife's former status as his secretary.
2 n-uncount Status is the importance and respect that someone has among the public or a particular group.
Nurses are undervalued, and they never enjoy the same status as doctors...
3 n-uncount The status of something is the importance that people give it.
Those things that can be assessed by external tests are being given unduly high status...
4 n-uncount A particular status is an official description that says what category a person, organization, or place belongs to, and gives them particular rights or advantages.
Bristol regained its status as a city in the local government reorganisation., ...his status as a British citizen...
5 n-uncount The status of something is its state of affairs at a particular time. with supp What is your current financial status?...
Your marital status is whether you are married, single, or divorced.
How well off you are in old age is largely determined by race, sex, and marital status.
Thestatus quo is the state of affairs that exists at a particular time, especially in contrast to a different possible state of affairs. n-sing usu the N
They have no wish for any change in the status quo...
status symbol ( status symbols plural ) A status symbol is something that a person has or owns that shows they have money or importance in society. n-count