Definition of stature
1 : natural height (as of a person) in an upright position
2 : quality or status gained by growth, development, or achievement
Examples of stature in a sentence
The university has grown in stature during her time as president.
<a man of surprisingly great stature>
Origin and Etymology 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 English Language Learners
Definition of stature for English Language Learners
: the level of respect that people have for a successful person, organization, etc.
: a person's height
STATURE Defined for Kids
Definition of stature for Students
1 : a person's height <He's of rather small stature.>
2 : quality or fame gained (as by growth or development) <A writer of her stature should produce better work.>
Medical Definition of stature
: natural height (as of a person) in an upright position
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