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status Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
    position.
    • he had the status of a minor
    • the novel attained the status of a classic
    • atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life
  2. noun a state at a particular time
    condition.
    • a condition (or state) of disrepair
    • the current status of the arms negotiations
WordNet

Sta"tus noun
Etymology
L.
Definitions
  1. State; condition; position of affairs.

Webster 1913