- state|ment1 W1S2 [ˈsteıtmənt] n1.)something you say or write, especially publicly or officially, to let people know your intentions or opinions, or to record factsstatement on/about▪ the Prime Minister's recent statements on Europemake/issue/give a statement▪ He refused to give a statement to the police.official/public/formal/statement▪ In an official statement, she formally announced her resignation.true/false statement▪ False statements on your tax form could land you in jail.get/take a statement(=officially write down what someone says)▪ Detective Brady took a statement from both witnesses.sworn statement(=that you officially declare to be true)2.)a record showing amounts of money paid, received, owed etc▪ the company's annual financial statements▪ I haven't received my bank statement for last month yet.3.)something you do, make, wear etc that causes people to have a certain opinion about you▪ The type of car you drive makes a statement about you.▪ a fashion statement4.) [U] formalthe act of expressing something in words▪ presentation and clarity of statementstatement 2statement2 v [T]BrE if an education authority statements a child who has special educational needs, they give a school additional money to help teach that child
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.