adjective, state·li·er, state·li·est.
- stately home,
- statement of claim,
- statement savings account,
- statements of case
Origin of stately
Examples from the Web for stately
Andrew Borden, his two daughters, Lizzie and Emma, and his wife, Abby, lived in the stately abode at 92 Second Street.Would You Stay in Lizzie Borden’s Ax-Murder House?|Nina Strochlic|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is no shortage of fine hotels in Montreal and here too, the small and cool mix with the old and stately.
Forty-five years ago Runyon referred to Harold as "my good friend, the tall and stately columnist for the New York Mirror."The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull|Mark Jacobson|March 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sand has pushed through the stately houses in great waves, pouring through the doorways and filling the rooms.
Two hundred and forty miles west of Manhattan, in a stately red brick building perched atop a hill, the party monster waits.The Party Monster Lives For the Applause: Michael Alig’s Second Act|Caitlin Dickson|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And many a stately home did we see, fit for her "who spake such good thoughts natural."An American Four-In-Hand in Britain|Andrew Carnegie
On the edge of this forest I could see the stately ruins of a splendid country mansion.In the Field (1914-1915)|Marcel Dupont
In the middle of the Place de l'Étoile is erected a stately triumphal arch, 160 feet high, in memory of Napoleon's victories.From Pole to Pole|Sven Anders Hedin
A large, stately policeman stood guarding the gates to the street and the docks.
She wrapped her shawl about her stately head, smoothed back the fuzzy red-gold locks, and went out into the desolate winter night.A Girl of the People|L. T. Meade
adjective -lier or -liest
"noble, splendid," late 14c., from state (n.1) in a sense of "costly and imposing display" (such as benefits a person of rank and wealth), early 14c.; a sense also preserved in the phrase to lie in state "to be ceremoniously exposed to view before interment" (1705). Hence also stateroom.