status

If someone wants to know the status of something, they want to know what condition it's in, where it is, or how much progress it's made. You've probably checked the status of your flight to see if it's on time or delayed.

Status doesn't only apply to the state of flights, projects, and traffic jams — it also can be used to refer to a person's social standing or rank. In fact, status was first used in reference to someone's height, and later, their legal standing. Someone with VIP status gets to fly first class and probably has a bunch of photographers following them.

DEFINITIONS OF: status

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n a state at a particular time

“the current status of the arms negotiations”
Synonyms:
condition
Examples:
Great Depression
the economic crisis beginning with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing through the 1930s
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diversity
the condition or result of being changeable
anchorage
the condition of being secured to a base
health
the general condition of body and mind
mode
a particular functioning condition or arrangement
ecological niche, niche
(ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species)
noise conditions
the condition of being noisy (as in a communication channel)
involvement, participation
the condition of sharing in common with others (as fellows or partners etc.)
prepossession
the condition of being prepossessed
regularisation, regularization
the condition of having been made regular (or more regular)
saturation
a condition in which a quantity no longer responds to some external influence
silence
the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking)
position, situation
a condition or position in which you find yourself
ski conditions
the amount and state of snow for skiing
nomination
the condition of having been proposed as a suitable candidate for appointment or election
standardisation, standardization
the condition in which a standard has been successfully established
stigmatism
(optics) condition of an optical system (as a lens) in which light rays from a single point converge in a single focal point
astigmatism, astigmia
(optics) defect in an optical system in which light rays from a single point fail to converge in a single focal point
way
the condition of things generally
circumstance
a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity
homelessness
the state or condition of having no home (especially the state of living in the streets)
reinstatement
the condition of being reinstated
place
proper or appropriate position or location
celibacy
an unmarried status
virginity
the condition or quality of being a virgin
innocence
a state or condition of being innocent of a specific crime or offense
innocence, pureness, purity, sinlessness, whiteness
the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
guilt, guiltiness
the state of having committed an offense
encapsulation
the condition of being enclosed (as in a capsule)
polarisation, polarization
the condition of having or giving polarity
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state
the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
hyalinisation, hyalinization
the state of being hyaline or having become hyaline
vacuolation, vacuolisation, vacuolization
the state of having become filled with vacuoles
protuberance
the condition of being protuberant; the condition of bulging out
curvature
(medicine) a curving or bending; often abnormal
mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state
(psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic
difficulty
a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
improvement, melioration
a condition superior to an earlier condition
declination, decline
a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
ennoblement
the state of being noble
ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, control, dominance
the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
comfort, comfortableness
a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain
discomfort, uncomfortableness
the state of being tense and feeling pain
demand, need
a condition requiring relief
fullness
the condition of being filled to capacity
emptiness
the state of containing nothing
nakedness, nudeness, nudity
the state of being without clothing or covering of any kind
depilation, hairlessness
the condition of being void of hair
deshabille, dishabille
the state of being carelessly or partially dressed
hopefulness
full of hope
despair, desperation
a state in which all hope is lost or absent
pureness, purity
being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material
impureness, impurity
the condition of being impure
financial condition
the condition of (corporate or personal) finances
economic condition
the condition of the economy
sanitary condition
the state of sanitation (clean or dirty)
tilth
the state of aggregation of soil and its condition for supporting plant growth
order, orderliness
a condition of regular or proper arrangement
disorder, disorderliness
a condition in which things are not in their expected places
normalcy, normality
being within certain limits that define the range of normal functioning
lactosuria
presence of lactose in the urine; can occur during pregnancy or lactation
environmental condition
the state of the environment
climate, mood
the prevailing psychological state
ambiance, ambience, atmosphere
a particular environment or surrounding influence
immunity, unsusceptibility
the state of not being susceptible
immunity, resistance
(medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
subservience
the condition of being something that is useful in reaching an end or carrying out a plan
susceptibility, susceptibleness
the state of being susceptible; easily affected
wetness
the condition of containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
dryness, waterlessness, xerotes
the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
safety
the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions
danger
the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury
tautness, tenseness, tension, tensity
the physical condition of being stretched or strained
amyotonia, atonia, atonicity, atony
lack of normal muscular tension or tonus
laxity, laxness
the condition of being physiologically lax
repair
a formal way of referring to the condition of something
soundness
a state or condition free from damage or decay
muteness, mutism
the condition of being unable or unwilling to speak
eye condition
the condition of the optical properties of the eye
unsoundness
a condition of damage or decay
impropriety
the condition of being improper
dark, darkness, iniquity, wickedness
absence of moral or spiritual values
illumination, light
a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
malady
any unwholesome or desperate condition
serration
the condition of being serrated
absolution
the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance
automation
the condition of being automatically operated or controlled
brutalisation, brutalization
the condition of being treated in a cruel and savage manner
condemnation
the condition of being strongly disapproved of
deification
the condition of being treated like a god
diversification
the condition of being varied
exoneration
the condition of being relieved from blame or obligation
facilitation
the condition of being made easy (or easier)
frizz
the condition of being formed into small tight curls
fruition
the condition of bearing fruit
hospitalization
the condition of being treated as a patient in a hospital
identification
the condition of having the identity (of a person or object) established
impaction
the condition of being pressed closely together and firmly fixed
ionisation, ionization
the condition of being dissociated into ions (as by heat or radiation or chemical reaction or electrical discharge)
irradiation
the condition of being exposed to radiation
leakiness
the condition of permitting leaks or leakage
lubrication
the condition of having been made smooth or slippery by the application of a lubricant
mechanisation, mechanization
the condition of having a highly technical implementation
motivation
the condition of being motivated
mummification
a condition resembling that of a mummy
preservation
the condition of being (well or ill) preserved
prognathism
the condition of being prognathous; the condition of having a projecting jaw
rustication
the condition naturally attaching to life in the country
rustiness
the condition of being coated or clogged with rust
scandalisation, scandalization
the condition of being shocked (as by improper behavior)
submission
the condition of having submitted to control by someone or something else
urbanisation, urbanization
the condition of being urbanized
cognitive state, state of mind
the state of a person's cognitive processes
wakefulness
a periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world
easy money
the economic condition in which credit is easy to secure
tight money
the economic condition in which credit is difficult to secure and interest rates are high
saturation point
(chemistry) the stage at which a substance will receive no more of another substance in solution or in a vapor
place, shoes
a particular situation
poverty trap
a situation in which an increase in income results in a loss of benefits so that you are no better off
soup
an unfortunate situation
stymie, stymy
a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
vagrancy
the state of wandering from place to place; having no permanent home or means of livelihood
case, event
a special set of circumstances
hinge
a circumstance upon which subsequent events depend
playing field
the circumstances under which competition occurs
bloodiness
the state of being bloody
incompatibility
(immunology) the degree to which the body's immune system will try to reject foreign material (as transfused blood or transplanted tissue)
blamelessness, guiltlessness, inculpability, inculpableness
a state of innocence
cleanness
without moral defects
clear
the state of being free of suspicion
blameworthiness, culpability, culpableness
a state of guilt
bloodguilt
the state of being guilty of bloodshed and murder
complicity
guilt as an accomplice in a crime or offense
criminalism, criminality, criminalness
the state of being a criminal
guilt by association
the attribution of guilt (without proof) to individuals because the people they associate with are guilty
impeachability, indictability
the state of being liable to impeachment
recession
the state of the economy declines; a widespread decline in the GDP and employment and trade lasting from six months to a year
acathexia
an inability to retain bodily secretions
angiotelectasia
dilation and enlargement of arterioles
torpidity, torpor
a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility
frame of mind, state of mind
a temporary psychological state
agalactia, agalactosis
a condition in which milk is not secreted in the mother's breasts after her child has been delivered
anaesthesia, anesthesia
loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness
anhidrosis, anhydrosis
failure of the sweat glands
arousal
a state of heightened physiological activity
sleep, slumber
a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
sleep, sopor
a torpid state resembling deep sleep
aboulia, abulia
a loss of will power
anhedonia
an inability to experience pleasure
depersonalisation, depersonalization
(existentialism) a loss of personal identity; a feeling of being an anonymous cog in an impersonal social machine
hypnosis
a state that resembles sleep but that is induced by suggestion
fugue
a dreamlike state of altered consciousness that may last for hours or days
drive
a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
elastosis
breakdown of elastic tissue (as the loss of elasticity in the skin of elderly people that results from degeneration of connective tissue)
flatulence, flatulency, gas
a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
flection, flexion, flexure
the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
estrus, heat, oestrus, rut
applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity
anestrum, anestrus, anoestrum, anoestrus
applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or interval of sexual inactivity between two periods of estrus
hypercapnia, hypercarbia
the physical condition of having the presence of an abnormally high level of carbon dioxide in the circulating blood
acapnia, hypocapnia
a state in which the level of carbon dioxide in the blood is lower than normal; can result from deep or rapid breathing
asphyxia
a condition in which insufficient or no oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged on a ventilatory basis; caused by choking or drowning or electric shock or poison gas
oxygen debt
a cumulative deficit of oxygen resulting from intense exercise; the deficit must be made up when the body returns to rest
hyperthermia, hyperthermy
abnormally high body temperature; sometimes induced (as in treating some forms of cancer)
normothermia
normal body temperature
hypothermia
subnormal body temperature
muscularity
the physiological state of having or consisting of muscle
myasthenia
any muscular weakness
infertility, sterility
the state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate
false pregnancy, pseudocyesis
physiological state in which a woman exhibits symptoms of pregnancy but is not pregnant
gestation, maternity, pregnancy
the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
rigor mortis
temporary stiffness of joints and muscular rigidity occurring after death
vitalisation, vitalization
the state of being vitalized and filled with life
good health, healthiness
the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease
fecundity, fertility
the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring
potence, potency
the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse
pathological state
a physical condition that is caused by disease
disorder, upset
a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning
cellularity
the state of having cells
addiction, dependance, dependence, dependency, habituation
being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
suspended animation
a temporary cessation of vital functions with loss of consciousness resembling death; usually resulting from asphyxia
cryptobiosis
a state in which an animal's metabolic activities come to a reversible standstill
dilatation, distension, distention
the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
emmetropia
(ophthalmology) the normal refractive condition of the eye in which there is clear focus of light on the retina
psychic trauma, trauma
an emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects
sedation
a state of reduced excitement or anxiety that is induced by the administrative of a sedative agent
hyperpigmentation
unusual darkening of the skin
hypopigmentation
unusual lack of skin color
amyxia
a condition in which no mucus in produced
morale
a state of individual psychological well-being based upon a sense of confidence and usefulness and purpose
anxiety, anxiousness
(psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic
hallucinosis
a mental state in which the person has continual hallucinations
identity crisis
distress and disorientation (especially in adolescence) resulting from conflicting pressures and uncertainty about one's self and one's role in society
nerves, nervousness
an uneasy psychological state
delusion, psychotic belief
(psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
mental health
the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment
mental disease, mental illness, psychopathy
any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention
agitation
a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
depression
a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
elation
an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
cold sweat
the physical condition of concurrent perspiration and chill; associated with fear
annoyance, botheration, irritation, vexation
the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
enchantment, spell, trance
a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
bitch
an unpleasant difficulty
plight, predicament, quandary
a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
rattrap
a difficult entangling situation
pinch
a painful or straitened circumstance
fix, hole, jam, kettle of fish, mess, muddle, pickle
informal terms for a difficult situation
hard time, rough sledding
a difficulty that can be overcome with effort
strain, stress
difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
mire
a difficulty or embarrassment that is hard to extricate yourself from
job, problem
a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved
situation
a complex or critical or unusual difficulty
disassociation, dissociation
a state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently
betterment
an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility
development
a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess)
disuse, neglect
the state of something that has been unused and neglected
twilight
a condition of decline following successes
wreck
something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation
reformation
improvement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.; intended to make a striking change for the better in social or political or religious affairs
refurbishment, renovation, restoration
the state of being restored to its former good condition
ascendant, ascendent
position or state of being dominant or in control
domination, mastery, supremacy
power to dominate or defeat
predominance, predomination, prepotency
the state of being predominant over others
dominion, rule
dominance or power through legal authority
regulation
the state of being controlled or governed
absolutism, despotism, tyranny
dominance through threat of punishment and violence
monopoly
exclusive control or possession of something
ease, relief
the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
solace, solacement
comfort in disappointment or misery
cosiness, coziness, snugness
a state of warm snug comfort
convenience
the state of being suitable or opportune
incommodiousness, inconvenience
an inconvenient discomfort
malaise, unease, uneasiness
physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)
hangover, katzenjammer
disagreeable aftereffects from the use of drugs (especially alcohol)
wretchedness
the character of being uncomfortable and unpleasant
deficiency, lack, want
the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
necessity
the condition of being essential or indispensable
repletion, satiation, satiety
the state of being satisfactorily full and unable to take on more
excess, overabundance, surfeit
the state of being more than full
solidity
state of having the interior filled with matter
infestation
the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
blankness
the state of being blank; void; emptiness
hollowness
the state of being hollow: having an empty space within
vacancy
being unoccupied
vacuity, vacuum
the absence of matter
nude
without clothing (especially in the phrase `in the nude')
altogether, birthday suit, raw
informal terms for nakedness
undress
partial or complete nakedness
bareness
the state of being unclothed and exposed (especially of a part of the body)
baldness, phalacrosis
the condition of having no hair on the top of the head
shirtsleeves
not wearing a jacket
solvency
the ability to meet maturing obligations as they come due
insolvency
the lack of financial resources
confidence
a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable
anticipation, expectation
anticipating with confidence of fulfillment
plainness
the state of being unmixed with other material
adulteration, debasement
being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adulterating
admixture, alloy
the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something
contamination, taint
the state of being contaminated
dirtiness
the state of containing dirty impurities
putridity
the state of being putrid
credit crunch, liquidity crisis, squeeze
a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
depression, economic crisis, slump
a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
full employment
the economic condition when everyone who wishes to work at the going wage rate for their type of labor is employed
prosperity
an economic state of growth with rising profits and full employment
softness
a state of declining economic condition
wealth, wealthiness
the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money
impoverishment, poorness, poverty
the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
shakeout
an economic condition that results in the elimination of marginally financed participants in an industry
wage setter
any economic condition or variable that serves to set wage rates
sanitariness
the state of being conducive to health
unsanitariness
a state that is not conducive to health
cleanness
the state of being clean; without dirt or other impurities
spit and polish
careful attention to order and appearance (as in the military)
kelter, kilter
in working order
tidiness
the habit of being tidy
shambles
a condition of great disorder
dirtiness, uncleanness
the state of being unsanitary
untidiness
the condition of being untidy
mess, messiness, muss, mussiness
a state of confusion and disorderliness
disarrangement, disorganisation, disorganization
a condition in which an orderly system has been disrupted
clutter, fuddle, jumble, mare's nest, muddle, smother, welter
a confused multitude of things
averageness
the state of being that is average; indicates normality but with connotations of mediocrity
commonness, expectedness
the state of being that is commonly observed
typicality
the state of being that is typical
abnormalcy, abnormality
an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
blockage, obstruction
the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
intoxication, poisoning, toxic condition
the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
pollution
undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities
erosion
condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind
deforestation
the state of being clear of trees
depopulation
the condition of having reduced numbers of inhabitants (or no inhabitants at all)
climate, clime
the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time
glaciation
the condition of being covered with glaciers or masses of ice; the result of glacial action
inhospitableness
the environmental condition in a region that lacks a favorable climate or terrain for life or growth
meteorological conditions
the prevailing environmental conditions as they influence the prediction of weather
genius loci
the special atmosphere of a place
gloom, gloominess, glumness
an atmosphere of depression and melancholy
miasm, miasma
an unwholesome atmosphere
feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell, spirit, tone
the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
immunogenicity
the property of eliciting an immune response
acquired immunity
immunity to a particular disease that is not innate but has been acquired during life; immunity can be acquired by the development of antibodies after an attack of an infectious disease or by a pregnant mother passing antibodies through the placenta to a fetus or by vaccination
innate immunity, natural immunity
immunity to disease that occurs as part of an individual's natural biologic makeup
exemption, freedom
immunity from an obligation or duty
liability
the state of being legally obliged and responsible
capability, capacity
the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
predisposition, sensitivity
susceptibility to a pathogen
reactivity
ready susceptibility to chemical change
suggestibility
susceptibility or responsiveness to suggestion
muddiness, sloppiness, wateriness
the wetness of ground that is covered or soaked with water
moisture, wet
wetness caused by water
humidity, humidness
wetness in the atmosphere
damp, dampness, moistness
a slight wetness
sogginess
a heavy wetness
dehydration, desiccation
dryness resulting from the removal of water
drought, drouth
a shortage of rainfall
aridity, aridness, thirstiness
a deficiency of moisture (especially when resulting from a permanent absence of rainfall)
sereness
a withered dryness
conjunctivitis arida, xeroma, xerophthalmia, xerophthalmus
abnormal dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes; may be due to a systemic deficiency of vitamin A
dry mouth, xerostomia
abnormal dryness of the mouth resulting from decreased secretion of saliva
biosafety
safety from exposure to infectious agents
risklessness
safety as a consequence of entailing no risk
impregnability, invulnerability
having the strength to withstand attack
salvation
the state of being saved or preserved from harm
security
the state of being free from danger or injury
clear and present danger
a standard for judging when freedom of speech can be abridged
hazardousness, perilousness
the state of being dangerous
insecurity
the state of being subject to danger or injury
peril, riskiness
a state of danger involving risk
exposure, vulnerability
the state of being vulnerable or exposed
tone, tonicity, tonus
the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli
fitness, seaworthiness
fitness to traverse the seas
airworthiness
fitness to fly
deaf-muteness, deaf-mutism
congenital deafness that results in inability to speak
analgesia
absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness
anisometropia
difference in the refractive power of the two eyes
isometropia
equality of refractive power in the two eyes
disrepair
in need of repairs
decay
an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying
foulness
disgusting wickedness and immorality
urinary hesitancy
difficulty in beginning the flow of urine; associated with prostate enlargement in men and with narrowing of the urethral opening in women; may be caused by emotional stress in either men or women
wall
a difficult or awkward situation
oligospermia
insufficient spermatozoa in the semen
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state
the way something is with respect to its main attributes

n the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

“he had the status of a minor”
“the novel attained the status of a classic”
Synonyms:
position
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Aaron
(Old Testament) elder brother of Moses and first high priest of the Israelites; created the golden calf
Saint Ambrose
(Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the Church (340?-397)
Bishop Berkeley
Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753)
Domingo de Guzman
(Roman Catholic Church) Spanish priest who founded an order whose members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars (circa 1170-1221)
Eusebius of Caesarea
Christian bishop of Caesarea in Palestine; a church historian and a leading early Christian exegete (circa 270-340)
Saint Ignatius
bishop of Antioch who was martyred under the Roman Emperor Trajan (died 110)
William Ralph Inge
English prelate noted for his pessimistic sermons and articles (1860-1954)
Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros
prelate who was the confessor of Isabella I and who was later appointed Grand Inquisitor (1436-1517)
St. Martin
French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)
John Henry Newman
English prelate and theologian who (with John Keble and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement; Newman later turned to Roman Catholicism and became a cardinal (1801-1890)
Saint Nicholas
a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)
Armand Jean du Plessis
French prelate and statesman; principal minister to Louis XIII (1585-1642)
Desmond Tutu
South African prelate and leader of the antiapartheid struggle (born in 1931)
Bishop Ulfilas
a Christian believed to be of Cappadocian descent who became bishop of the Visigoths in 341 and translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic; traditionally held to have invented the Gothic alphabet (311-382)
James Ussher
Irish prelate who deduced from the Bible that Creation occurred in the year 4004 BC (1581-1656)
William of Wykeham
English prelate and statesman; founded a college at Oxford and Winchester College in Winchester; served as chancellor of England and bishop of Winchester (1324-1404)
Stefan Wyszynski
Polish prelate who persuaded the Soviet to allow greater religious freedom in Poland (1901-1981)
Saint Anselm
an Italian who was a Benedictine monk; was archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109; one of the founders of scholasticism; best known for his proof of the existence of God
Saint Thomas a Becket
(Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170)
Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmine
Italian cardinal and theologian (1542-1621)
Cesare Borgia
Italian cardinal and military leader; model for Machiavelli's prince (1475-1507)
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face
status in the eyes of others
election
the status or fact of being elected
equality, equation, equivalence, par
a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced
rank, social rank, social station, social status
position in a social hierarchy
standing
social or financial or professional status or reputation
high status
a position of superior status
high ground
a position of superiority over opponents or competitors
high profile
a position attracting much attention and publicity
Holy Order, Order
(usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy
low status, lowliness, lowness
a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation
legal status
a status defined by law
bar sinister, bastardy, illegitimacy
the status of being born to parents who were not married
left-handedness
the status of being born of a morganatic marriage
command
a position of highest authority
nationality
the status of belonging to a particular nation by birth or naturalization
footing, terms
status with respect to the relations between people or groups
retirement
the state of being retired from one's business or occupation
rank
relative status
caste
social status or position conferred by a system based on class
dignity
high office or rank or station
nobility, noblesse
the state of being of noble birth
ordination
the status of being ordained to a sacred office
pedestal
a position of great esteem (and supposed superiority)
leadership
the status of a leader
slot
a position in a hierarchy or organization
toehold
a relatively insignificant position from which future progress might be made
acolyte
someone who assists a priest or minister in a liturgical service; a cleric ordained in the highest of the minor orders in the Roman Catholic Church but not in the Anglican Church or the Eastern Orthodox Churches
anagnost
a cleric in the minor orders of the Eastern Orthodox Church who reads the lessons aloud in the liturgy (analogous to the lector in the Roman Catholic Church)
deacon
a cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches; one of the Holy Orders
doorkeeper, ostiarius, ostiary
the lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church
exorcist
one of the minor orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed in the Roman Catholic Church
lector, reader
someone who reads the lessons in a church service; someone ordained in a minor order of the Roman Catholic Church
priest
a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders
subdeacon
a clergyman an order below deacon; one of the Holy Orders in the unreformed western Christian church and the eastern Catholic Churches but now suppressed in the Roman Catholic Church
first, number one
the first or highest in an ordering or series
second
following the first in an ordering or series
third
following the second position in an ordering or series
fourth
following the third position; number four in a countable series
fifth
position five in a countable series of things
sixth
position six in a countable series of things
seventh
position seven in a countable series of things
eighth
position eight in a countable series of things
ninth
position nine in a countable series of things
tenth
position ten in a countable series of things
eleventh
position 11 in a countable series of things
twelfth
position 12 in a countable series of things
thirteenth
position 13 in a countable series of things
fourteenth
position 14 in a countable series of things
fifteenth
position 15 in a countable series of things
sixteenth
position 16 in a countable series of things
seventeenth
position 17 in a countable series of things
eighteenth
position 18 in a countable series of things
nineteenth
position 19 in a countable series of things
twentieth
position 20 in a countable series of things
thirtieth
position 30 in a countable series of things
fortieth
position 40 in a countable series of things
fiftieth
position 50 in a countable series of things
sixtieth
position 60 in a countable series of things
seventieth
position 70 in a countable series of things
eightieth
position 80 in a countable series of things
ninetieth
position 90 in a countable series of things
hundredth
position 100 in a countable series of things
thousandth
position 1,000 in a countable series of things
millionth
position 1,000,000 in a countable series of things
billionth
position 1,000,000,000 in a countable series of things
last
the last or lowest in an ordering or series
egalite, egality
social and political equality
tie
equality of score in a contest
place, station
proper or designated social situation
quality
high social status
center stage, centre stage
a position of prominence or importance
stardom
the status of being acknowledged as a star
championship, title
the status of being a champion
higher rank, higher status, senior status, seniority
higher rank than that of others especially by reason of longer service
precedence, precedency, priority
status established in order of importance or urgency
inferiority, lower rank, lower status
the state of being inferior
civil death
the legal status of a person who is alive but who has been deprived of the rights and privileges of a citizen or a member of society; the legal status of one sentenced to life imprisonment
villainage, villeinage
the legal status or condition of servitude of a villein or feudal serf
citizenship
the status of a citizen with rights and duties
marital status
the condition of being married or unmarried
grade, level, tier
a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
rating
standing or position on a scale
ranking
position on a scale in relation to others in a sport
gradation, step
relative position in a graded series
second class
not the highest rank in a classification
military rank, military rating, paygrade, rating
rank in a military organization
purple
of imperial status
archidiaconate
office or position of an archdeacon
baronetcy, barony
the rank or dignity or position of a baronet or baroness
dukedom
the dignity or rank or position of a duke
earldom
the dignity or rank or position of an earl or countess
kingship
the dignity or rank or position of a king
princedom
the dignity or rank or position of a prince
viscountcy, viscounty
the dignity or rank or position of a viscount or viscountess
prominence
the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent
grandness, importance
a prominent status
distinction, eminence, note, preeminence
high status importance owing to marked superiority
prestige, prestigiousness
a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.
obscurity
an obscure and unimportant standing; not well known
honor, honour, laurels
the state of being honored
dishonor, dishonour
a state of shame or disgrace
minority, nonage
any age prior to the legal age
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state
the way something is with respect to its main attributes
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