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state·ly

 (stāt′lē)
adj. state·li·er, state·li·est
1. Impressive and dignified, as in size or appearance; majestic: stately mansions. See Synonyms at grand.
2. Dignified and slow; measured: a stately procession; a dirge in a stately tempo.

[Middle English statly, from state, state, rank; see state.]

state′li·ness n.

stately

(ˈsteɪtlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
characterized by a graceful, dignified, and imposing appearance or manner
adv
in a stately manner
ˈstatelily adv
ˈstateliness n

state•ly

(ˈsteɪt li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
1. majestic; imposing in magnificence, elegance, etc.
2. dignified.
[1350–1400]
state′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stately - impressive in appearancestately - impressive in appearance; "a baronial mansion"; "an imposing residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns"
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"
2.stately - of size and dignity suggestive of a statue
tall - great in vertical dimension; high in stature; "tall people"; "tall buildings"; "tall trees"; "tall ships"
3.stately - refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court; "a courtly gentleman"
dignified - having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance; "her dignified demeanor"; "the director of the school was a dignified white-haired gentleman"

stately

adjective grand, majestic, dignified, royal, august, imposing, impressive, elegant, imperial, noble, regal, solemn, lofty, pompous, ceremonious Instead of moving at his usual stately pace, he was almost running.
common, humble, lowly, simple, modest, undistinguished, undignified, unimpressive

stately

adjective
1. Large and impressive in size, scope, or extent:
2. Characterized by elaborate but usually formal courtesy:
Translations
جَليل، مَهيب، نَبيل
majestátní
imponerendestatelig
tígulegur
gösterişliheybetli

stately

[ˈsteɪtlɪ]
A. ADJ (statelier (compar) (stateliest (superl))) [person, manner] → imponente; [pace, music] → majestuoso
B. CPD stately home Ncasa f solariega

stately

[ˈsteɪtli] adj [manner, person, building] → majestueux/euse, imposant(e)
a stately pace → un train de sénateur
at a stately pace → à un train de sénateurstately home n (British)demeure f d'époque (ouverte au public)state-maintained [ˌsteɪtˈmnˈteɪn] adj (British) [school] → public/ique

stately

adj (+er) person, bearingwürdevoll; progressgemessen; palace, treeprächtig; stately homeherrschaftliches Anwesen, Schloss nt

stately

[ˈsteɪtlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → maestoso/a

state1

(steit) noun
1. the condition in which a thing or person is. the bad state of the roads; The room was in an untidy state; He inquired about her state of health; What a state you're in!; He was not in a fit state to take the class.
2. a country considered as a political community, or, as in the United States, one division of a federation. The Prime Minister visits the Queen once a week to discuss affairs of state; The care of the sick and elderly is considered partly the responsibility of the state; (also adjective) The railways are under state control; state-controlled / owned industries.
3. ceremonial dignity and splendour. The Queen, wearing her robes of state, drove in a horse-drawn coach to Westminster; (also adjective) state occasions/banquets.
ˈstately adjective
noble, dignified and impressive in appearance or manner. She is tall and stately; a stately house.
ˈstateliness noun
ˈstatesman (ˈsteits-) noun
a person who plays an important part in the government of a state.
ˈstatesmanlike (ˈsteits-) adjective
showing the qualities of a good statesman.
ˈstatesmanship (ˈsteits-) noun
skill in directing the affairs of a state.
get into a state
to become very upset or anxious.
lie in state
(of a corpse) to be laid in a place of honour for the public to see, before burial.
References in classic literature ?
There had been no home so stately along the whole stretch of Cote Joyeuse.
Lucullus answered Pompey well; who, when he saw his stately galleries, and rooms so large and lightsome, in one of his houses, said, Surely an excellent place for summer, but how do you in winter?
You have always been such a good adviser to us about our horses," said the stately lady, "that your recommendation would go a long way with me, and if my sister Lavinia sees no objection we will accept your offer of a trial, with thanks.
Emotions of various sorts were all struggling together in the old man's face, and the two or three bystanders were astounded when they saw the handsome, stately girl fling herself on Mr.
And by this time the cherubic parent was so fearful of surprise, that, but for the two wooden legs on which Gruff and Glum was reassuringly mounted, his conscience might have introduced, in the person of that pensioner, his own stately lady disguised, arrived at Greenwich in a car and griffins, like the spiteful Fairy at the christenings of the Princesses, to do something dreadful to the marriage service.
He is ceremonious, stately, most polite on every occasion to my Lady, and holds her personal attractions in the highest estimation.
My heart sank within me to behold that stately mansion in the midst of its expansive grounds.
IN the greenest of our valleys By good angels tenanted, Once a fair and stately palace -- Radiant palace -- reared its head.
1-18) I will sing of stately Aphrodite, gold-crowned and beautiful, whose dominion is the walled cities of all sea-set Cyprus.
There are stalwart Bedouins of the desert here, and stately Moors proud of a history that goes back to the night of time; and Jews whose fathers fled hither centuries upon centuries ago; and swarthy Riffians from the mountains--born cut-throats--and original, genuine Negroes as black as Moses; and howling dervishes and a hundred breeds of Arabs--all sorts and descriptions of people that are foreign and curious to look upon.
The poem moves along with mournful stately measures, yet it closes, like Layamon's farewell to Arthur, on a note of hope.
The sign represented the front of a stately edifice, which was designated as the "OLD PROVINCE HOUSE, kept by Thomas Waite.