- 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
Examples from the Web for stature
They have the stature and the position and the power to do so.Staving Off a Democratic Civil War
December 2, 2014
No major Hollywood movie star of your stature is out, male or female.Dear John, It Gets Better: A Letter to Travolta
July 24, 2014
Neither of them could imagine an identity wholly separate from their stature as a power couple.Clare Boothe Luce's Vapid Second Act
July 5, 2014
As Bach on the Subways has grown in size and stature, its audience has expanded beyond surprised strangers.Can Bach Make It on NYC’s Subways?
March 22, 2014
Dern has fame and the stature and rightful venerability of age on his side, Isaac does not.Why No Oscar Love For 'Inside Llewyn Davis'?
January 20, 2014
They understand it, up to the level of their own stature; they know who loves them, but not who loves virtue.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
In stature he was about five feet eleven inches, and was apparently as agile as a leopard.Ridgeway
Some of these, it was said, were of nearly twice his stature.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
He was then not quite forty years of age, almost of my stature--that is to say, a tall man.
He was somewhat beneath my stature, but formed with perfect delicacy.
- 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 and History for stature
c.1300, "height," from Old French stature, from Latin statura "height, size of body, size, growth," from stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand," with derivatives meaning "place or thing that is standing" (see stet). Figurative sense first recorded 1834.
- The height of a person.