Definition of stature in English:


Line breaks: stat|ure
Pronunciation: /ˈstatʃə


[mass noun]
1A person’s natural height: a man of short stature she was small in stature
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  • 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.
1.1Importance or reputation gained by ability or achievement: an architect of international stature
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  • 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.


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



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

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