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"status" in British English

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statusnoun

uk   /ˈsteɪ.təs/  us   /-t̬əs/
  • status noun (OFFICIAL POSITION)

C1 [C or U] an ​accepted or ​officialposition, ​especially in a ​socialgroup: The ​associationworks to ​promote the status of ​retiredpeople as ​usefulmembers of the ​community. There has been an ​increase in ​applications for ​refugee status. The ​success of her ​book has given her ​unexpectedcelebrity status. Applicants should have a ​degree or a ​qualification of ​equal status.

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  • 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)

[C] on a socialmediawebsite, ​especially Facebook™, a ​piece of ​information that you ​publish about yourself ​tellingpeople what you are doing, ​thinking, etc. at a ​particulartime
(Definition of status from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"status" in American English

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statusnoun [U]

 us   /ˈsteɪ·t̬əs, ˈstæt̬·əs/
  • status noun [U] (POSITION)

position or ​rank, esp. in a ​socialgroup or ​legalsystem: The ​associationworks to ​promote the status of ​retiredpeople as ​active and ​usefulmembers of the ​community. Status can also ​meanstate or ​condition at a ​particulartime: The ​type of ​treatment used will ​depend on the patient’s ​health status.
  • status noun [U] (RESPECT)

the ​position of ​respect and ​importance given to someone or something: The ​leaders often ​seemed to be more ​concerned with status and ​privilege than with the ​problems of the ​people.
(Definition of status from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"status" in Business English

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statusnoun

uk   us   /ˈsteɪtəs/
[S or U] the ​official or ​legalposition 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 ​presenttime: Everybody is ​concernedright 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 ​highernumber 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 ​leadingaviationhub Developers are ​cashing in on the area's newly hip status.
[ U] a high ​position within a ​socialgroup: There is ​prestige and social statusattached to ​ownership of ​certainbrands. Suits were a ​sign of status.
(Definition of status from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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