Cambridge Dictionary

Status noun

an accepted or official position, especially in a social group:

The association works to promote the status of retired people as useful members of the community.

There has been an increase in applications for refugee status.

The success of her book has given her unexpected celebrity status.

Applicants should have a degree or a qualification of equal status

    Few would dispute his status as the finest artist of the period.

    They want to elevate the status of teachers.

    It’s a very hierarchical organization in which everyone’s status is clearly defined.

    John Lennon gained iconic status following his death.

    The school has charitable status.

status noun (RESPECT)

the amount of respect, admiration, or importance given to a person, organization, or object:

high/low status

As the daughter of the president, she enjoys high status among her peers.

The leaders were often more concerned with status and privilege than with the problems of the people.

status noun (SOCIAL MEDIA)

on a social media website, especially Facebook™, a piece of information that you publish about yourself telling people what you are doing, thinking, etc. at a particular time.



status noun, often attributive

Definition of status

1              a : position or rank in relation to others the status of a father

b : relative rank in a hierarchy of prestige

especially : high prestige

2 : the condition of a person or thing in the eyes of the law

3 : state or condition with respect to circumstances

the status of the negotiations

They want to maintain the city’s status as a major tourist attraction.

 He wants to improve his status in the community.

people of different social and economic statuses

She married a man of status and wealth.

This job brings with it a measure of status.

They sought asylum and were given refugee status by the government. They are still considered refugees.

Their statuses have not changed.




1. uncountable noun

Your status is your social or professional position.

The fact that the burial involved an expensive coffin signifies that the person was of high status.

…women and men of wealth and status.

… her former status as a vice-president of the Spanish Athletics Federation.

Synonyms: position, rank, grade, degree [archaic]

2. uncountable noun

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.

He has risen to gain the status of a national hero.

3. uncountable noun

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.

The fact that the most senior judge of the High Court’s Family Division had taken control of the case was proof of its urgency and status.

4. uncountable noun

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.

The WHO recommendation has no legal status.

The personal allowance depends on your age and marital status.

5. uncountable noun

The status of something is its state of affairs at a particular time.

She prepared a status report on the project.

What is your current financial status?

Please keep us informed of the status of this project.

Synonyms: state of play, development, progress, condition 

Urban Dictionary


A word that you use after another word to describe someone.

Bnay: “OMG.. look at that guy..”

Binny: “I know.. total nigg status right there..”

a word used to describe level of…

his legs are hella gorlia status!

– he has very hairy legs


an event or thing that punks you out and is disrespectful on so many freakin levels.

He statused the hell out of me when he said I had no game!


a way of measuring how much the man you are…Can be gained by doing many things for instance: pulling bitches, coming through in the clutch, saying something extremely funny, doing something slick, or punking someone.

Behemoth:awww yo dog that bitch just forced you to lean back kyle”

All:”Awww man Status lost”


the deez: “Dude i just shanked that wack dinosaur-lookin bitchs alcohol”

kai: “word gain of status man”


(Adj) A word that describes something that is high class, legit, and unquestionably absolute.

Something awesomely unexpected that happens.

Describing a person that is so poplar, confident or elite that they can do whatever they want.

No shoes, no shirt, and I still get service – that’s status.


status, as in being in pimp status.

sophia is status. pimp status.