status symbol


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status symbol

n.
A possession considered to be an indication of one's social or economic prestige.

status symbol

n
(Sociology) a possession which is regarded as proof of the owner's social position, wealth, prestige, etc

sta′tus sym`bol


n.
an object, habit, etc., by which the social or economic status of the possessor may be determined, esp. something that indicates high social status or great affluence.
[1955–60]

status symbol

Something that is considered to give someone prestige in society, especially a possession.
Translations
رَمْز المَرْكِز الإجْتِماعي
symbol společenského postavení
statussymbol
státusszimbólum
stöîutákn
symbol spoločenského postavenia
saygınlık simgesi

status symbol

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status

(ˈsteitəs) , ((American also) ˈstӕ-) noun
1. the position of a person with regard to his legal rights etc. If she marries a foreigner, will her status as a British citizen be affected?
2. a person's social rank.
status symbol
a possession that indicates one's social importance. a car, a private swimming-pool and other status symbols.
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People who are conscious about their class do consider living in this area a status symbol.
Using imported luxury items have become a status symbol resulting in unabated imports taking a toll on the economy, said Patron ICST Shahid Rasheed Butt.
Summary: Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Sep 5 (ANI): On the occasion of 'Lucknow Metro Diwas', Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday asserted that with the Metro Rail service becoming a status symbol, his government along with the Narendra Modi-led Centre will make efforts to bring the services to more cities in the state.
not just because they protected their owner from rain but because they were seen as a status symbol. Western umbrellas, even though they were more expensive, were especially favored because they were of better quality and harder to obtain.
The impact of martial law was being felt among townsfolk and community leaders who had treated guns as family heirloom, status symbol and security shield.
Mr Gove said: "Ivory should never be seen as a commodity for financial gain or a status symbol, so we will introduce one of the world's toughest bans on ivory sales to protect elephants for future generations."
The price will help it become a status symbol When the original iPhone was released in 2007, its cost gave it a reputation as a status symbol.
The next status symbol for pampered bizzers will undoubtedly be a pad at Century City's 40-story Ten Thousand residential tower, which opens later this year with 283 two- and three-bedroom apartments.
The sharp rise in firearms offences including schoolboys and girls is a mixture of gangs using them to carry weapons and troubled kids toting a pistol as a status symbol.
Skyscrapers have long been viewed as a status symbol in cities across the globe - and we too should strive towards our very own towering achievement with a bold 42-storey block.
Being raided by IT folks is no longer the status symbol of choice.
Wardens were struggling to cope with the increase in numbers of banned breeds, and it seems that it's becoming more popular than ever for some owners to keep them as a status symbol. Bad owners need to be caught and punished and all dogs - irrespective of their breed - should be given free training.