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stature

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noun stat·ure \ˈsta-chər\

Simple Definition of stature

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

  • : a person's height

Full Definition of stature

  1. 1 :  natural height (as of a person) in an upright position

  2. 2 :  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


STATURE Defined for Kids

stature

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noun stat·ure \ˈsta-chər\

Definition of stature

  1. 1 :  a person's height <He's of rather small stature.>

  2. 2 :  quality or fame gained (as by growth or development) <A writer of her stature should produce better work.>




Medical Dictionary

stature

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noun stat·ure \ˈstach-ər\

Medical Definition of stature

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





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