1 [uncountable and countable]
the official legal position or condition of a person, group, country etc [↪ standing]:
These documents have no legal status in Britain.
What is your marital status (=are you married or not)?
your social or professional rank or position, considered in relation to other people
respect and importance that someone or something is given [= prestige]:
the status given to education
Mandela's status as a world leader
a situation at a particular time, especially in an argument, discussion etc:
What's the status of the trade talks?