stato-, stat-, sta-, -static, -stasi, staso-, -stasis, -stasia, -stacy, -stitute, -stitution, -sist

(Latin: standing, to stay, to make firm, fixed; cause to stand, to put, to place, to put in place, to remain in place; to stand still)

standard (adjective); more standard, most standard
1. Descriptive of something which is normal or usual: In some schools in Germany it still is quite a standard practice that students stand up when their teacher enters the room.
2. Pertaining to an item which meets the specifications or stipulations set for it: Susan was looking for the standard work on Shakespeare which her teacher highly recommended her to read.
3. Concerning a matter or object which is referred to as authoritative or reliable: The excellent and widely recognised standard versions of dictionaries are also found online.
standardization (s) (noun), standardizations (pl)
1. The condition in which a norm or guideline has been set: The standardization of the size of envelopes in Germany is quite strict.
2. The establishment and imposition of a regulation: The standardization of tests in schools has both positive and negative aspects.
3. The act of adjusting the precision of a measuring instrument: The yearly standardization of the fire detectors in the building had to be checked in order to fulfil the requirements set by the insurance company.
stanza (s) (noun), stanzes (pl)
A unit of poetry having a certain number of lines; a verse: Usually stanzas have a particular rhyme and rhythm pattern including a certain structure as seen in Shakespeare's sonnets.
stasibasiphobia, stasiphobia, stasophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An abnormal conviction that one cannot stand or walk; an intense fear of attempting to stand or to walk: Pauline decided quickly to sit down when she went to visit friends because she had stasiphobia and was afraid of falling once she was in a vertical position or even ambulating!
stasophile (s) (noun), stasophiles (pl)
A living organism that exists in sluggish or brackish water: Some alga species, or stasophiles, live in stagnant ponds in certain uninhabited and moist areas.
stasophilous (adjective), more stasophilous; most stasophilous
Regarding an organism that thrives in stagnant water: Sometimes the surface of a motionless pool of water seems to be green with stasophilous Chlorophyta, a green alga.
stasophily (s) (noun) (no plural)
Stagnant water: The rain collected in a big container over the years and turned into stasophily and had attracted many kinds of tiny and microscopic living plants and creatures.
state (s) (noun), states (pl)
1. A term for a country, especially when talking about politics: There are many states within the European Community.
2. One of the smaller districts of a large country: Two of the political states of Germany are Hessen and Bavaria.
3. The government of a country: There are certain services provided for by the state of Germany, for example the public health organization.
4. A condition relating to the emotional or mental situation of an individual: After Mary's mother died, she was in a state of terrible depression for almost 6 months.
5. A status of something in regards to its constitution: The paint was still in a liquid state before drying out completely.
state (verb), states; stated; stating
To express in words, either in writing or orally: James stated in the conference that he had a completely different opinion to the matter at hand.

It states in the paper that the concert will take place on Saturday, not on Sunday as originally planned.

state (adjective); more state, most state
1. Referring to a formal event involving the country's government: In the story James was reading, the king arrived safely for his state visit in the neighboring country.
2. Concerning an institution that is structured and funded by the government: The old state school was needing more financial help for the reconstruction work on the roof of the gym.
stateless (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to a person who has no nationality; not a citizen of any nation: Lynn was a stateless individual for two weeks having renounced her citizenship in one country and waiting for the acceptance of legal status in the new country.
stateliness (s) (noun), statelinesses (pl)
1. An extravagant, ornate, and complicated manner of accomplishing something: She served the meal for her guests with pronounced stateliness.
2. Magnificence in a large scale: The stateliness and grandness of the villa impressed all of those who passed by on their way to town.
stately (adverb); more stately, most stately
Impressively; loftily; pompously: In the play at school when Judy acted the part of the queen, she crossed the stage stately and majestically while giving commands to her servants.
stately (adjective); statelier, stateliest
1. Referring to a person who is or appears to be dignified and noble: After dressing up as a princess, little Joan looked quite stately and impressive with a little crown on her head.
2. Pertaining to a movement which is slow and deliberate: The soloist walked onto the stage in a stately manner and quite elegant and composed.
statement (s) (noun), statements (pl)
1. Oral or written information presented in a definite and formal manner: The mayor's statement presented in the newspaper was exactly the opposite of what he promised to accomplish during his term in office.
2. The official account regarding an occurrence that a witness gives to the police: Mrs. Hathaway had to go to the law enforcement agency to make her statement or account regarding the accident she had seen.
3. A written document from a bank showing a list of fees and charges: Jack received a statement from his financial institution the previous week and was happy that he still had money left to spend for Christmas presents!
4. The musical idea or motive within a composition: The sonata Mildred was practicing had a very intricate statement as the theme and she had to practice many hours to get it perfect.
5. An expression of belief that is made by an appearance or behavior: The very old and majestic grandfather clock that Nancy has in her living room certainly makes a statement about comfort and long-lasting values that somehow are hard to find in the present day.

Related word families intertwined with "to place, placing, to put; to add; to stay; to attach" word units: fix-; pon-; prosth-; the-, thes-.