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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 ?
As she spoke, Amy showed the handsome flask which replaced the cheap one, and looked so earnest and humble in her little effort to forget herself that Meg hugged her on the spot, and Jo pronounced her `a trump', while Beth ran to the window, and picked her finest rose to ornament the stately bottle.
There had been no home so stately along the whole stretch of Cote Joyeuse.
No populous city, with all the varieties of commerce and stately structures, could afford so much pleasure to my mind, as the beauties of nature I found here.
The founder of this stately mansion--a gentleman noted for the square and ponderous courtesy of his demeanor, ought surely to have stood in his own hall, and to have offered the first welcome to so many eminent personages as here presented themselves in honor of his solemn festival.
I seem to have a stronger claim to a residence here on account of this grave, bearded, sable-cloaked, and steeple-crowned progenitor-who came so early, with his Bible and his sword, and trode the unworn street with such a stately port, and made so large a figure, as a man of war and peace -- a stronger claim than for myself, whose name is seldom heard and my face hardly known.
A stately squadron of snowy geese were riding in an adjoining pond, convoying whole fleets of ducks; regiments of turkeys were gobbling through the farmyard, and Guinea fowls fretting about it, like ill-tempered housewives, with their peevish, discontented cry.
Now a certain grand merchant ship once touched at Rokovoko, and its commander --from all accounts, a very stately punctilious gentleman, at least for a sea captain --this commander was invited to the wedding feast of Queequeg's sister, a pretty young princess just turned of ten.
Nevertheless, Leviathan is of so mighty a magnitude, all his proportions are so stately, that the same deficiency which in the sculptured Jove were hideous, in him is no blemish at all.
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.
The spirit of the occasion takes hold of the stately bartender, who condescends to a plate of stewed duck; even the fat policeman--whose duty it will be, later in the evening, to break up the fights--draws up a chair to the foot of the table.
He saw the distant slaves at their toil; he saw afar their villages of huts gleaming out in long rows on many a plantation, distant from the stately mansions and pleasure-grounds of the master;--and as the moving picture passed on, his poor, foolish heart would be turning backward to the Kentucky farm, with its old shadowy beeches,--to the master's house, with its wide, cool halls, and, near by, the little cabin overgrown with the multiflora and bignonia.
I saw the setting sun lighting up the opposite side of a stately pine wood.