noun stat·ure \ˈsta-chər\

: the level of respect that people have for a successful person, organization, etc.

: a person's height

Full Definition of STATURE

:  natural height (as of a person) in an upright position
:  quality or status gained by growth, development, or achievement

Examples of STATURE

  1. The university has grown in stature during her time as president.
  2. <a man of surprisingly great stature>

Origin of STATURE

Middle English, from Anglo-French estature, stature, from Latin statura, from status, past participle of stare to stand — more at stand
First Known Use: 14th century

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STATURE Defined for Kids


noun stat·ure \ˈsta-chər\

Definition of STATURE for Kids

:  a person's height <He's of rather small stature.>
:  quality or fame gained (as by growth or development) <A writer of her stature should produce better work.>
Medical Dictionary


noun stat·ure \ˈstach-ər\

Medical Definition of STATURE

:  natural height (as of a person) in an upright position


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