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noun stat·ure \ ˈsta-chər \

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

  1. The university has grown in stature during her time as president.

  2. a man of surprisingly great stature

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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

stature Synonyms


STATURE Defined for English Language Learners

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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

stature

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noun stat·ure \ ˈsta-chər \

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 Dictionary

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noun stat·ure \ ˈstach-ər \

medical Definition of stature

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


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