Origin of stature
Examples from the Web for statures
There is much to interest us in studying the distribution of statures in Italy.
What diversity in any one of our cities in complexions, statures and features of men!The Ancient Monuments of North and South America, 2nd ed.|C. S. Rafinesque
No perfect skeletons from which we can ascertain their statures remain to us.
Let us assume that we are taking the average of a thousand statures, or of hundreds of thousands.
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
British Dictionary definitions for statures
Word Origin for 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.