sta·​ter | \ ˈstā-tər How to pronounce stater (audio) , stä-ˈter How to pronounce stater (audio) \

Definition of stater

: an ancient gold or silver coin of the Greek city-states

Examples of stater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Seahawks released both Justin Britt - the stater at center in 2019 - and Fluker, who started at right guard, in April. oregonlive, "Seattle Seahawks’ 53-man roster projection for the 2020 season," 18 Aug. 2020 Her mother, Caryn (Shinn) Jackson, was an all-stater at Detroit Murray-Wright. Mick Mccabe, Detroit Free Press, "Mick McCabe: I've covered girls basketball for 50 years. Here's my all-time team," 3 June 2020 Pacing the South squad are 2019 all-staters Niyonizigiye Claude of Davidson and Storm Rief of Auburn. Dennis Victory, al, "AHSAA announces high school Sports Week all-star soccer teams," 22 May 2020 Now, the prospect of thousands of out-of-staters arriving at a time of pandemic sparks trepidation. Trip Gabriel, New York Times, "‘Full Steam Ahead’ for Trump’s Convention? North Carolina Has Doubts," 8 May 2020 Non-residents who purchased Nebraska and Kansas tags before the cut-off will enjoy reduced competition from out-of-staters. Natalie Krebs, Outdoor Life, "Will Coronavirus Get More People into Hunting?," 23 Apr. 2020 Some states that order out-of-staters to quarantine themselves for 14 days have drawn complaints from the American Civil Liberties Union for violating travelers' rights. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, "Enforcing the shutdown: Law enforcement grapples with policing stay-at-home orders, social distancing, quarantines," 2 Apr. 2020 Blake Rieboldt, chief of police in nearby Marquette, said advertising a cabin to out-of-staters flouted the order. Maria Cramer, New York Times, "You Can’t Go Anywhere, but Ads Still Promise Retreats," 16 Apr. 2020 Bolyard was a two-time all-stater, finishing his career with a school-record 1,420 points. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "Build-A-Team: Putting together the best Fort Wayne South basketball team," 9 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of stater

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stater

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek statēr, literally, a unit of weight, from histanai to cause to stand, weigh — more at stand

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The first known use of stater was in the 14th century

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2 Sep 2020

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“Stater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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