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states·man

 (stāts′mən)
n.
1. A man who is a leader in national or international affairs.
2. A male political leader regarded as a disinterested promoter of the public good.
3. A man who is a respected leader in a given field: "a mature statesman of American letters" (Toby Thompson).

states′man·like′, states′man·ly adj.
states′man·ship′ n.

statesman

(ˈsteɪtsmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political leader whose wisdom, integrity, etc, win great respect
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person active and influential in the formulation of high government policy, such as a cabinet member
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a politician
ˈstatesman-ˌlike, ˈstatesmanly adj
ˈstatesmanship n
ˈstatesˌwoman fem n

states•man

(ˈsteɪts mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. an experienced politician who holds a high office in government, esp. at the national level.
2. a highly respected and influential political leader who exhibits great ability and devotion to public service.
[1585–95; on the model of steersman; compare the phrase ship of state]
states′man•like`, states′man•ly, adj.
states′man•ship`, n.
syn: See politician.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.statesman - a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairsstatesman - a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs
elder statesman - an elderly statesman whose advice is sought be government leaders
Founding Father - a member of the Constitutional Convention that drafted the United States Constitution in 1787
pol, political leader, politico, politician - a person active in party politics
stateswoman - a woman statesman

statesman

stateswoman
noun political figure, leader, politician, political leader He is a great statesman and political figure.
Translations
رَجُل دَوْلَه، سِياسي مُحَنَّك
státník
statsmand
homme d’État
államférfi
stjórnmálaskörungur
štátnik
državnik

statesman

[ˈsteɪtsmən] N (statesmen (pl)) → estadista m, hombre m de estado

statesman

[ˈsteɪtsmən] nhomme m d'État

statesman

n pl <-men> → Staatsmann m

statesman

[ˈsteɪtsmən] n (-men (pl)) → statista m

state1

(steit) noun
1. the condition in which a thing or person is. the bad state of the roads; The room was in an untidy state; He inquired about her state of health; What a state you're in!; He was not in a fit state to take the class.
2. a country considered as a political community, or, as in the United States, one division of a federation. The Prime Minister visits the Queen once a week to discuss affairs of state; The care of the sick and elderly is considered partly the responsibility of the state; (also adjective) The railways are under state control; state-controlled / owned industries.
3. ceremonial dignity and splendour. The Queen, wearing her robes of state, drove in a horse-drawn coach to Westminster; (also adjective) state occasions/banquets.
ˈstately adjective
noble, dignified and impressive in appearance or manner. She is tall and stately; a stately house.
ˈstateliness noun
ˈstatesman (ˈsteits-) noun
a person who plays an important part in the government of a state.
ˈstatesmanlike (ˈsteits-) adjective
showing the qualities of a good statesman.
ˈstatesmanship (ˈsteits-) noun
skill in directing the affairs of a state.
get into a state
to become very upset or anxious.
lie in state
(of a corpse) to be laid in a place of honour for the public to see, before burial.
References in classic literature ?
A STATESMAN heard some Labourers singing at their work, and wishing to be happy too, asked them what made them so.
AN American Statesman who had twisted the tail of the British Lion until his arms ached was at last rewarded by a sharp, rasping sound.
If the statesman had this knowledge, and could teach what he knew, he would be like Tiresias in the world below,--'he alone has wisdom, but the rest flit like shadows.
For Aristotle did not separate, as we are inclined to do, the spheres of the statesman and the moralist.
The Emperor soon sent another worthy statesman to see how the weaving was getting on, and whether the cloth would soon be finished.
There are nearer approaches to modern metaphysics in the Philebus and in the Sophist; the Politicus or Statesman is more ideal; the form and institutions of the State are more clearly drawn out in the Laws; as works of art, the Symposium and the Protagoras are of higher excellence.
A portable sheath in which the ancient statesman and the
But now, again, there were reports and many paragraphs in the newspapers, affirming that the likeness of the Great Stone Face had appeared upon the broad shoulders of a certain eminent statesman.
No matter how high a statesman may stand, he is certain to have some household drudge, before whom he is weak, undecided, disputations with fate, self- questioning, self-answering, and buckling for the fight.
I am no statesman," said the notary; "I see in a ruler a liquidator of society which should always remain in liquidation; he should hand over to his successor the exact value of the assets which he received.
For, though bred a lawyer, and accustomed to speak of Bacon, Coke, Noye, and Finch, as his professional associates, the exigenties of this new country had transformed Governor Bellingham into a soldier, as well as a statesman and ruler.
How- ever, I was generally on hand -- for two reasons: a man must not hold himself aloof from the things which his friends and his community have at heart if he would be liked -- especially as a statesman; and both as business man and statesman I wanted to study the tournament and see if I couldn't invent an improve- ment on it.