- 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
Related Wordsstatus, dignity, caliber, capacity, ability, prominence, value, standing, qualification, cachet, eminence, prestige, quality, competence, size, development, elevation, merit, rank, state
Examples from the Web for statures
No perfect skeletons from which we can ascertain their statures remain to us.
There is much to interest us in studying the distribution of statures in Italy.Pedagogical Anthropology
But the statures of the men, and the beauty and grace of the ladies, surpass any I have seen elsewhere, in America or Europe.A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital
John Beauchamp Jones
They are of all ages, and statures, and complexions; of feature of all degrees of ugliness in form and beauty of expression.
Many particulars about them are given, including their birth-places, the length of their lives and their statures.Buddhism, In its Connexion With Brahmanism and Hinduism, and In Its Contrast with Christianity
Sir Monier Monier-Williams
- 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 statures
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.