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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 ?
Old Edward King was small of stature and when he passed people in the street laughed a queer un- mirthful laugh.
Erect, his stature surpassed that of his fellows; though seated, he appeared reduced within the ordinary limits of the race.
He was small in stature, with a furrowed visage, which as yet could hardly be termed aged.
His voice at once announced that he was a Southerner, and from his fine stature, I thought he must be one of those tall mountaineers from the Alleganian Ridge in Virginia.
Relieved against the ghostly light, the gigantic jet negro, Daggoo, loomed up to thrice his real stature, and seemed the black cloud from which the thunder had come.
Mine host, who stood behind the bar, like most of his country men, was great of stature, good-natured and loose-jointed, with an enormous shock of hair on his head, and a great tall hat on the top of that.
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.
There stood one, in physical proportion and stature commanding and exact--in intellect richly endowed--in natural elo- quence a prodigy--in soul manifestly "created but a little lower than the angels"--yet a slave, ay, a fugi- tive slave,--trembling for his safety, hardly daring to believe that on the American soil, a single white person could be found who would befriend him at all hazards, for the love of God and humanity
They were all three of the loftiest stature of women.
His slim figure had now acquired strength and grace, and had increased in stature to the medium height.
Supposing him wrapped up as those two passengers were, is there anything in his bulk and stature to render it unlikely that he was one of them?