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stat·ure

 (stăch′ər)
n.
1. The natural height of a human or animal in an upright position.
2. An achieved level; status.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin statūra; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

stature

(ˈstætʃə)
n
1. the height of something, esp a person or animal when standing
2. the degree of development of a person: the stature of a champion.
3. intellectual or moral greatness: a man of stature.
[C13: via Old French from Latin statūra, from stāre to stand]

stat•ure

(ˈstætʃ ər)

n.
1. the height of a human or animal body.
2. the height of any object.
3. esteem or status based on one's positive qualities or achievements: a person of stature in the community.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French estature < Latin statūra <status status]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stature - high level of respect gained by impressive development or achievement; "a man of great stature"
esteem, respect, regard - the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded); "it is held in esteem"; "a man who has earned high regard"
2.stature - (of a standing person) the distance from head to foot
bodily property - an attribute of the body
tallness - the property of being taller than average stature
shortness - the property of being shorter than average stature

stature

noun
1. height, build, size, tallness She was a little short in stature.
2. importance, standing, prestige, size, rank, consequence, prominence, eminence, high station This club has grown in stature over the last 20 years.

stature

noun
A level of superiority that is usually high:
Translations
قامةقامَه، قَواممَكانَه رَفيعَه
postavavýškavysoká úroveň
formathøjdestatur
termet
hæî, vöxturmikilvægi
aukšta klasėūgis
augsta klaseaugsts stāvoklisaugumsfigūraizcilība
vysoká úroveň

stature

[ˈstætʃəʳ] N
1. (= size) → estatura f, talla f
to be of short statureser de baja estatura
2. (fig) → rango m, estatus m inv
to have sufficient stature for a postestar a la altura de un cargo
he lacks moral staturele falta carácter

stature

[ˈstætʃər] n
(= height) → stature f
small in stature → de petite taille
(= status) → envergure f, stature f
to grow in stature → prendre de l'envergure

stature

n
Wuchs m; (esp of man) → Statur f; of short staturevon kleinem Wuchs
(fig)Format nt

stature

[ˈstætʃəʳ] n
a. (build) → statura
to be of short stature → essere basso/a or di bassa statura
b. (fig) → importanza
a woman of considerable intellectual stature → una donna di grande levatura

stature

(ˈstӕtʃə) noun
1. height of body. a man of gigantic stature.
2. importance or reputation. a musician of stature.

stat·ure

n. estatura, altura.
References in classic literature ?
Hawkeye was not long in assuming his borrowed garments; and when his restless eyes were hid behind the glasses, and his head was surmounted by the triangular beaver, as their statures were not dissimilar, he might readily have passed for the singer, by starlight.
I could have given my own sect the preference and made everybody a Presby- terian without any trouble, but that would have been to affront a law of human nature: spiritual wants and instincts are as various in the human family as are physical appetites, complexions, and features, and a man is only at his best, morally, when he is equipped with the religious garment whose color and shape and size most nicely accommodate themselves to the spirit- ual complexion, angularities, and stature of the indi- vidual who wears it; and, besides, I was afraid of a united Church; it makes a mighty power, the mightiest conceivable, and then when it by and by gets into selfish hands, as it is always bound to do, it means death to human liberty and paralysis to human thought.
She was of majestic form and stature, her attitudes were imposing and statuesque, and her gestures and movements distinguished by a noble and stately grace.
Wemmick as we went along, to see what he was like in the light of day, I found him to be a dry man, rather short in stature, with a square wooden face, whose expression seemed to have been imperfectly chipped out with a dull-edged chisel.
Thus they Breathing united force with fixed thought Mov'd on in silence to soft Pipes that charm'd Thir painful steps o're the burnt soyle; and now Advanc't in view they stand, a horrid Front Of dreadful length and dazling Arms, in guise Of Warriers old with order'd Spear and Shield, Awaiting what command thir mighty Chief Had to impose: He through the armed Files Darts his experienc't eye, and soon traverse The whole Battalion views, thir order due, Thir visages and stature as of Gods, Thir number last he summs.
Formed in the best proportions of her sex, Rowena was tall in stature, yet not so much so as to attract observation on account of superior height.
Nothing angered and mortified me so much as the queen's dwarf; who being of the lowest stature that was ever in that country
Sometimes I have not been successful in my purpose, sometimes I have, supporting it upon the shoulders of the truth; which truth is so clear that I can almost say I have with my own eyes seen Amadis of Gaul, who was a man of lofty stature, fair complexion, with a handsome though black beard, of a countenance between gentle and stern in expression, sparing of words, slow to anger, and quick to put it away from him; and as I have depicted Amadis, so I could, I think, portray and describe all the knights-errant that are in all the histories in the world; for by the perception I have that they were what their histories describe, and by the deeds they did and the dispositions they displayed, it is possible, with the aid of sound philosophy, to deduce their features, complexion, and stature.
While the giant Little John and broad-shouldered Will Stutely made up in stature what little they lacked in outward polish.