- The definition of stately is someone or something with a majestic and dignified manner.
A large and impressive house is an example of something that would be described as stately.
stately definition by Webster's New World
- stateliness noun
stately definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective state·li·er, state·li·est
- Dignified and impressive, as in size or proportions. See Synonyms at grand.
- Majestic; lofty.
Origin: Middle English statly, from state, state, rank; see State .
- stateˈli·ness noun