What does stature mean?

Definitions for stature
ˈstætʃ ərstature

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. staturenoun

    high level of respect gained by impressive development or achievement

    "a man of great stature"

  2. stature, heightnoun

    (of a standing person) the distance from head to foot


  1. staturenoun

    a person or animal's natural height when standing upright

  2. staturenoun

    respect coming from achievement or development

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Staturenoun

    The height of any animal.

    Etymology: stature, Fr. statura, Latin.

    What stature we attain at seven years we sometimes double, most times come short of at one and twenty. Brown.

    A creature who might erect
    His stature, and upright with front serene
    Govern the rest. John Milton.

    Foreign men of mighty stature came. Dryden.

    Thyself but dust, thy stature but a span;
    A moment thy duration, foolish man! Matthew Prior.

    We have certain demonstration from Egyptian mummies, and Roman urns and rings, and measures and edifices, and many other antiquities, that human stature has not diminished for above two thousand years. Richard Bentley, Sermons.


  1. stature

    Stature refers to the natural height of a person in an upright position, or the reputation or importance a person has gained in a particular sphere or society.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Staturenoun

    the natural height of an animal body; -- generally used of the human body

  2. Etymology: [F. stature, OF. estature, from L. statura, originally, an upright posture; hence, height or size of the body, from stare, statum, to stand. See Stand.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stature

    stat′ūr, n. the height of any animal.—adj. Stat′ured, having a certain specified stature. [L. statura.]

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  1. astuter

  2. stauter

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stature in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stature in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of stature in a Sentence

  1. Shah Asad Rizvi:

    In stature arise those whose spirit moves to the melody, even the flow of time pauses for a glimpse when combine dance and life’s mysteries

  2. Nicholas Alahverdian:

    Interestingly enough,” said Alahverdian, “Thomas Wolfe thought he was one with the gods. But this was to be expected with a writer of his stature and talent. Thomas Wolfe had what is colloquially known as the “God complex” — that is, he felt that because of his God-like stature, his writing could save the world and cure it of its ailments.”

  3. Woodrow Wilson:

    No man has ever risen to the real stature of spiritual manhood until he has found that it is finer to serve somebody else than it is to serve himself.

  4. Jill Huntley Taylor:

    It would be harder for jurors to believe that someone of Jill Huntley Taylor age, stature, experience, and personality, from what the employees [ have said ], would be turning everything over to Elizabeth Holmes to be the sole decision maker.

  5. Anne Joseph O'Connell:

    Because they are not confirmed to the specific position they don't have the same stature in practice, and that can have effects in terms of the people underneath them, it can have effects in terms of how members of Congress feel about them. It can also, depending of course on relationships, can also matter to the White House.

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