statesman states‧man [ˈsteɪtsmən] noun statesmen PLURALFORM [-mən] [countable]
a political or government leader, especially one who is respected as being wise, honourable, and fair:

• He had an impressive record as a military man and a statesman.

— statesmanlike adjective :

• his statesmanlike performance in dealing with the crisis

— statesmanship noun [uncountable] :

• an act of international statesmanship

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statesman UK US /ˈsteɪtsmən/ noun [C] (plural statesmen) APPROVING POLITICS
an experienced and respected politician or member of a particular profession: »

He was a statesman who opened Hawaii to international relations.


He has confirmed his reputation as an elder statesman in the energy industry.

Financial and business terms. 2012.


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  • Statesman — ist Name der Zeitungen: The Statesman (Indien), indische Zeitung The Statesman (Ghana), ghanaische Zeitung New Statesman, britische Politikzeitschrift The Statesman (Pakistan), pakistanische Zeitung Austin American Statesman, US Zeitung Fahrzeuge …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Statesman — States man ( man), n.; pl. {Statesmen} ( men). 1. A man versed in public affairs and in the principles and art of government; especially, one eminent for political abilities. [1913 Webster] The minds of some of our statesmen, like the pupil of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • statesman — index politician Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • statesman — 1590s, after Fr. homme d état; see STATE (Cf. state) + MAN (Cf. man) …   Etymology dictionary

  • statesman — *politician, politico …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • statesman — (or stateswoman) ► NOUN ▪ a skilled, experienced, and respected political leader or figure. DERIVATIVES statesmanlike adjective statesmanship noun …   English terms dictionary

  • statesman — [stāts′mən] n. pl. statesmen [stāts′mən] [state s, gen. of STATE + MAN, based on Fr homme d état] a person who shows wisdom, skill, and vision in conducting state affairs and dealing with public issues, or one engaged in the business of… …   English World dictionary

  • Statesman — A statesman or stateswoman or statesperson is usually a politician or other notable figure of state who has had a long and respected career in politics at the national and international level. As a term of respect, it is usually left to… …   Wikipedia

  • statesman — I statesman, stateswoman (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. legislator, diplomat, solon, Draco; politician. See director. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. legislator, lawgiver, Solon, administrator, executive, minister, official, politician,… …   English dictionary for students

  • statesman — [[t]ste͟ɪtsmən[/t]] statesmen N COUNT A statesman is an important and experienced politician, especially one who is widely known and respected. → See also elder statesman Hamilton is a great statesman and political thinker …   English dictionary

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