Definition of stature in English:

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stature

Pronunciation: /ˈstatʃə/

noun

[mass noun]
1A person’s natural height: a man of short stature she was small in stature
More example sentences
  • Short in stature and built along sturdy lines, his fingers ended in lengthy claws and his canines glinted sharply.
  • Hadn't a clue how to defend himself and despite his height and stature was the smallest person in the school.
  • Colley has the height and physical stature to cause problems in any defence.
Synonyms
height, tallness, loftiness;
size, build, physical make-up
1.1Importance or reputation gained by ability or achievement: an architect of international stature
More example sentences
  • The Sunday Herald's business section is growing in stature - and broadening its horizons.
  • Manager Gerard Houllier believes Owen is growing in stature in more ways then one.
  • My course was engrossing, and it was taught by lawyers and academics of stature and reputation.
Synonyms
reputation, repute, standing, status, position, prestige, distinction, illustriousness, eminence, pre-eminence, prominence, importance, import, influence, weight, consequence, account, note, fame, celebrity, renown, acclaim

Derivatives

statured

adjective
[in combination]: a short-statured fourteen-year-old

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin statura, from stare 'to stand'. The sense 'importance' dates from the mid 19th century.

Words that rhyme with stature

catcher, dacha, focaccia, garnacha, patcher, scratcher, snatcher, thatcher

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: stat|ure

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