status noun

ADJ. great, high, superior | inferior, low, lowly low-status jobs | relative The relative status of the speakers affects what language is used. | equal | current | full The college has now achieved full status as part of the university. | privileged, special | economic, educational, employment, financial, occupational, professional, social, socio-economic a payment made to every individual irrespective of employment status | marital | legal They argued that the email had no signature and therefore no legal status. | independent A referendum produced a massive majority in favour of fully independent status for the region. | amateur | charitable The organization has charitable status. | diplomatic | immigrant, refugee, resident | international | celebrity He achieved celebrity status through his role in a popular sitcom. | classic, cult, legendary a car from the 50s that has acquired cult status

VERB + STATUS enjoy, have The teaching profession has a low status in England. This sort of bike has status among teenagers. | achieve, acquire Marrying a rich woman helped him achieve status. | bring sb, give sb Owning the yacht has given them status. | accord, attach, give High social status is attached to the legal profession. | recognize | befit At last James had an office that befitted his status. | rise in The neighbourhood has risen in status in recent years. | improve, raise They are campaigning to raise the status of nurses. | lower | change | maintain | lose Churches seem to have lost some of their status. | apply for She applied for resident status but was turned down. | acquire, get They have acquired refugee status. | grant sb | deny sb, refuse sb Women are still denied equal status in the company.

STATUS + NOUN symbol Scars are status symbols among mountain bike riders.

PREP. ~ as China's status as an economic superpower | ~ among The company has managed to maintain its status among retailers.

PHRASES change in status the change in status of teachers