Climate vs Status - What's the difference?

climate | status |

As nouns the difference between climate and status

is that climate is (obsolete) an area of the earth's surface between two parallels of latitude while status is status.

As a verb climate

is (poetic|obsolete) to dwell.




(en noun)
  • (obsolete) An area of the earth's surface between two parallels of latitude.
  • (obsolete) A region of the Earth.
  • The long-term manifestations of weather and other atmospheric conditions in a given area or country, now usually represented by the statistical summary of its weather conditions during a period long enough to ensure that representative values are obtained (generally 30 years).
  • (figuratively) The context in general of a particular political, moral etc. situation.
  • Industries that require a lot of fossil fuels are unlikely to be popular in the current political climate .
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=November 7, author=Matt Bai, title=Winning a Second Term, Obama Will Confront Familiar Headwinds, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=In polling by the Pew Research Center in November 2008, fully half the respondents thought the two parties would cooperate more in the coming year, versus only 36 percent who thought the climate would grow more adversarial. }}

    Derived terms

    * acclimate * acclimatise, acclimatize * climate change * political climate


  • (poetic, obsolete) To dwell.
  • * 1610 , , V. i. 169:
  • The blessed gods / Purge all infection from our air whilst you / Do climate here!


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  • A person’s condition, position or standing relative to that of others.
  • Prestige or high standing.
  • * 1957 , Gladys Sellew and Paul Hanly Furfey, Sociology and Its Use in Nursing Service , Saunders, page 81
  • The king has status' in his kingdom, and the pauper has ' status within his immediate group of peers.
  • A situation or state of affairs.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2014-03-15, volume=410, issue=8878, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Turn it off , passage=If the takeover is approved, Comcast would control 20 of the top 25 cable markets, […]. Antitrust officials will need to consider Comcast's status as a monopsony (a buyer with disproportionate power), when it comes to negotiations with programmers, whose channels it pays to carry.}}
  • (label) The legal condition of a person or thing.
  • # The state (of a Canadian Indian) of being registered under the .
  • He is a status Indian.
  • (label) A function of some instant messaging applications, whereby a user may post a message that appears automatically to other users, if they attempt to make contact.
  • Derived terms

    * status quo * status symbol