[ stach-er ]
/ ˈstætʃ ər /


the height of a human or animal body.
the height of any object.
degree of development attained; level of achievement: a minister of great stature.

Origin of stature

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French estature < Latin statūra, equivalent to stat(us) past participle of stāre to stand + -ūra -ure

Can be confused

statue stature statute Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for stature


/ (ˈstætʃə) /


the height of something, esp a person or animal when standing
the degree of development of a personthe stature of a champion
intellectual or moral greatnessa man of stature

Word Origin for stature

C13: via Old French from Latin statūra, from stāre to stand
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Medicine definitions for stature


[ stăchər ]


The height of a person.
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