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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 ?
Here is a distinguished statesman with presidential possibilities; I shall proceed to fall in love with him.
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.
Our senator was a statesman, and of course could not be expected to cry, like other mortals; and so he turned his back to the company, and looked out of the window, and seemed particularly busy in clearing his throat and wiping his spectacle-glasses, occasionally blowing his nose in a manner that was calculated to excite suspicion, had any one been in a state to observe critically.
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.
Which means that Count Bismarck, son of the great statesman, was a prisoner two days in 1874.
It was doubtless in consequence of a knowl- edge of this fact, that one great statesman of the south predicted the downfall of slavery by the in- evitable laws of population.
God had an errand for me; to bear which afar, to deliver it well, skill and strength, courage and eloquence, the best qualifications of soldier, statesman, and orator, were all needed: for these all centre in the good missionary.
The meditations of the statesman were here interrupted by the voice of the Prince from an interior apartment, calling out, ``Noble Waldemar Fitzurse
The Emperor soon sent another worthy statesman to see how the weaving was getting on, and whether the cloth would soon be finished.
Then, throwing the end of his cigar into the ditch, he cried out vehemently: "I swear by Saint Hubert that never again will I trust myself in unknown territory with a statesman, though he be, like you, my dear d'Albon, a college mate.
Nor must we forget to add, in enumerating the advantages of the more expensive system, that it tends, though slightly yet perceptibly, to the diminution of the redundant Isosceles population -- an object which every statesman in Flatland constantly keeps in view.
My captor, whose name was Tars Tarkas, was virtually the vice-chieftain of the community, and a man of great ability as a statesman and warrior.